For the dessert at Mini Me’s third birthday party, I decided to make something a little different — cake push pops. I have loved seeing this new treat idea pop up all over Pinterest lately and knew I had to give them a try. I also found a way to add Mickey Mouse ears to them, which made them perfect for the party’s theme. I will share with you the tips I learned along the way so you don’t make the same mistakes I did!
To make the cake, I spread my cake batter (from a box mix) into a shallow baking pan lined with parchment paper. I made two layer cakes, using a box of red velvet and a box of chocolate fudge. After baking, I flipped the cakes out onto the counter to cool and then used the bottom part of the push pop to cut round pieces of cake. Just squash the cake down to cut them out.
Now I had perfect circles to fit into my push pop containers! To create the layers, I piped a little bit of cream cheese frosting in the very bottom, pushed a circle of red velvet gently to the bottom, piped more frosting, added a layer of chocolate cake, more frosting, a final layer of red velvet and then frosting on top. I added mini chocolate chips to each layer of frosting as I went.
The decorative touch I came up with to really put these over the top was to add a set of Mickey Mouse ears on the outside of the containers. This is very scientific. I used a candle to gently melt one side of the red Wilton candy melts and held it on the edge of the push pop cap firmly for a moment to contour it to the top of the lid. “We’ve got ears, say cheers!”
To display the cake push pops at the party, I added them to a push pop container stand. They were fun to eat and a huge hit with the kids, and they lasted very nicely in the individual containers.