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Spring Rainbow Push-Up Pop Cupcakes

Four Spring Rainbow push-up pops with colorful layers

My husband bought an exercise vest.

That he wears in public.

Is this grounds for divorce?

It looks like he has bombs attached to him like the bad guys in terrorist movies…

Yes, that’s him…getting ready to go out where living humans can see him.

This morning he put it on inside the house and did all sorts of weird calisthenics.

Some of those images can’t be erased.

I mean, I am all for keeping him healthy, yada yada…

but at what cost?

Tim Gunn, please hear my cry.

I just had to share that with y’all.

Misery loves company.

Back to things that make me happy:  Push-Up Pops.

I did them a few months ago, but since then I got the fun book Push-Up Pops by my friend Courtney.  Have you guys seen it?  It’s super sweet and is chock-full with cute ideas!  She did a rainbow version of the push-up pop in the book and my little guy loved it so much he asked if I could make them for the Spring Party in his classroom…but he specifically asked for “Easter” colors.  That kid’s a thinker.

You can follow my step by step instructions here, or again, I certainly encourage you to get Courtney’s book 🙂

I used a vanilla boxed mix and divided the batter in half.  I tinted one half pink and the other purple.

I baked the two colors in 9×13 baking dishes.  You want them to be thin layers.

I used the push-up pops to poke circular pieces of the cake.

I made frosting using THIS RECIPE and tinted it spring time colors, yellow and green.

I used a ziplock bag to pipe the frosting into the pops.

Here’s the assembly process…

One round of purple cake topped with frosting…and if you’re feeling fancy add in some pastel sprinkles…

Then finish it by adding another cake layer in your other color and more frosting and sprinkles…

That’s it!

You can purchase the Push Up Pops HERE. or HERE or HERE.

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73 comments on “Spring Rainbow Push-Up Pop Cupcakes”

  1. I’m making these tonight for a ladies’ luncheon tomorrow. I decorated a table based on a gerber daisy stand up 3D napkin and needed an off-the-wall dessert. Not only do the spring color pop ups fit the bill but compliments it too. Thanks so much for the post! And I love my new cookbook!

  2. OMG Shelly! your ideas are reallllyyyy fantastic…! thanks for this recipe! I just love the idea of the push out pops! Pi gave these a try, & they were awesome! & plus, the kids loved <33 them too! There great, easy & cute! Great job! keep up the great work and great ideas!!

  3. If I saw your husband running with that one, I think I would panic. He looks like he’s wearing a bullet- proof vest. Seeing him running without a gun would make me wonder who he was running from and wear did his gun go?

  4. I stumbled on here from Forever Folding Laundry. Just wanted to comment on the vest. I saw a guy in a big city wearing one of those vests. I’m from the country so it totally freaked me out. He was jogging behind me , caught up, passed me then stopped and let me pass him. TOTALLY FREAKED me out!! Thank you for setting my mind at ease Now I know what he was….. just a perfectly harmless excercise freak. I thank you for the laughs as I read some of the comments. I don’t laugh out load very often so my family will be having me checked out soon.

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