Ketchup and Mustard Push-Up Pops for a Summer Picnic Party. Plus a great giveaway with 6 winners.

Today, Hani from Haniela’s and I are hosting a virtual picnic and we want to welcome you to our party. Nineteen talented bloggers have gathered together for a potluck of sorts and I’m bringing Ketchup and Mustard Push Up Pops for dessert. I sure wish this party was for real, so I could actually taste all the dishes prepared by everyone. They look amazing. 

Wouldn’t you just love to attend a picnic where these goodies were served? I sure would. 
I know it’s not the same as being there in person, but you can visit the blogs and see how each of these wonderful recipes and edible crafts were created. That way you can make them for your own picnic. 
Plus, to make you feel better about not being able to reach into your computer and have a bite of your favorite treat, you can enter for a chance to win one of six prizes. Details are at the end of this very long post.
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Before, you run off, how’d you like to see how I created my Ketchup and Mustard Push-Up Pops?
Ketchup and Mustard Push-Up Pops (makes 24)
1 Betty Crocker Lemon, White or Yellow Cake Mix (15.25 oz / 432g)*
1 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
yellow and red food coloring
non-stick baking spray
about 4 cups vanilla frosting (store bought or homemade)
*The ingredients listed are for the Betty Crocker Mix. You can use any cake you choose, just adjust the ingredients accordingly. One cake mix will make about 85-88 mini cakes. You will only need 72 cakes to make 24 push-up pops, so you can enjoy a little snack while you are working.
Wilton Mini Whoopie Pie Pan(s)
24 Wilton Treat Pops (Push-Up Pop) containers
disposable pastry bags
1 1/2 inch round cookie cutter
rolling pin
toothpick or skewer
yellow and red paper
double stick tape or glue stick

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Beat cake mix, water, oil and eggs together in a large mixing bowl on low speed for 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium and continue to beat for 2 minutes. 
Divide batter in half. Color half with yellow coloring and the other with red. Spray mini whoopie pie pan with cooking spray. Spoon 1 tablespoon of batter into each whoopie pie cavity. 
Bake 9-11 minutes or until tops of cakes spring back when touched. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Then remove cakes and cool completely on cooling rack. If using only one pan, wash after each use and spray with cooking spray before making your next batch of cakes. 
I love the Wilton Treat Pops containers because you can use the lid as a stand. Once filled the push-up pops stand up all on their own. So, put the pops into the lids and stand them up in order to fill them. 
Color half of your frosting with yellow coloring and the other half with red. Put frosting in pastry bags and snip off the end. Fill 12 push up pop containers with red cakes and frosting and 12 with yellow cakes and frosting. 
Insert one mini cake in a push pop container. Pipe on about a tablespoon of frosting. Add another cake, then more frosting and a third cake and more frosting. 
Fill the containers all the way up to the top. Use a knife or spatula to scrape across the top of each container. leveling out the frosting. 
Color half of your modeling chocolate with red coloring and half with yellow. Roll it out to about 3/8 inch thickness. Cut 12 circles of each color using a 1 1/2 inch round cutter. 
To make my circles look like the bottom part of the lid, I took an actual squeeze bottle lid and rolled it around the edge of the modeling chocolate, imprinting the grooves around it. If you don’t have a lid just make the lines using the back of a knife or a toothpick. 
To create the spout: Pinch off about a teaspoonful of modeling chocolate. Roll it into a ball then shape it into a cone. Push a skewer or toothpick into the pointed end of the cone creating the opening of the bottle. Remove the toothpick by twisting it as you pull it out.
Lightly brush water on the flat end of the cone and press it onto a modeling chocolate round. Repeat creating a total of 12 red and 12 yellow lids.

Gently press one modeling chocolate lid into the frosting of each push-up pop. 
Cut pieces of yellow and red paper to 6 1/2 inches by 3 1/4 inches. Wrap paper around coordinating push-up pops. Secure with double stick tape. 
You can make these up to two days before your party. I would recommend you fill the push-up pop containers with cake and frosting, then store them in an airtight container. The day of your picnic top them with the modeling chocolate lids. Remember, your lids are actually made of white chocolate, so you’ll need to keep these in a shady spot at your outdoor event. 
The “hamburgers” that are pictured above, are actually ice cream sandwiches. You can find the recipe and tutorial for my Chilly Cheeseburgers at
Summer Picnic Party Giveaway

To enter giveaway please use the Rafflecopter below. Giveaway will run from July 20th, 2013 till July 27th, 2013. 6 Winners will be chosen using the Rafflecopter widget. Winners will receive one email from and will have 48 hours to respond. New winner(s) will be picked if we don’t hear from you. Thank you and good luck.
I would personally like to thank Wilton for sending me their Treat Pops prize pack to use to create my Ketchup and Mustard Push-Up Pops. 

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  1. says

    Thanks but I guess I'm out of luck. I was hoping your rafflecopterthing would allow me to enter but you *still* have to have a Facebook account and I refuse to join Facebook due to their privacy (or I should say lack of privacy) policies.

    So without a Facebook account, I can't enter. Not even using your rafflecopterthingie.

    Too bad I can't enter just by leaving a blog comment.


    • says


      You can actually have two entries into the giveaway simply by answering some questions. If you scroll down the Rafflecopter Box, you'll find two entry boxes that say "Leave a Comment." Click on the first box, and see the question. Click the "I commented" box. Then go down to the comments section on my blog post and type in the answer the question. Then go back to the Rafflecopter and click on the second "Leave a Comment" box and do the same.

      Good luck!

  2. says

    Aaaaaah! So cute! I can't enter to win that lovely giveaway but I did want to let you know how adorable those push up pops are.
    One of these days I have to order some of the push pop containers to try!
    Great job! :)

  3. says

    oh my goodness Beth! i keep telling my hubby i hate mustard as he keeps offering it to me when he grills burgers but these? i'll take all 12 please with of course the ketchup! LOVE these to death! :>D sooooo flippin' clever! and i'm so glad you cohosted this picnic! :)

  4. says

    I would love to win the Wilton kit, would be perfect for my son's birthday pool party in August – we are having a cookout!
    But, would love to win any of the prizes listed!

  5. says

    So cute! Love these push pops as well as your new design! I just think everything you post is very talented stuff! Thanks for being you and doing what you do so well!

  6. says

    So cute! Love these push pops as well as your new design! I think everything you post is so talented! Thanks for being you and doing what you do!

  7. says

    I would love to win the cookie cutter prize. I love collecting different cookie cutters–they are so versatile for all kind of crafting–not just
    for baking. I just started using them for paper making.

  8. says

    What prize would you like to win and why?

    I would either like to win the $50 store credit from the Cookie Cutter Company or the Restaurant Ware company as I need more cookie cutters and all sorts of bakeware to make the wonderful things I'm reading about.

  9. says

    I would make chicken wrap for my next picnic party….and definitely these ketchup and mustard push up pops for desserts!

  10. says

    I would love to win the restaurant ware store credit. There are so many tools I want from their store! Amazing!

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  11. says

    Your push pops are adorable!!! I would love the Wilton set because I love to bake (and I'm in love with push pops) or the Cookie Cutter Co store credit. How fun to go shopping for cookie cutters!!!

  12. says

    We are huge pasta salad fans so I'll make a pasta salad for the next picnic. But who am I kidding, I'll also make a dessert! Push pops would be fun to bring!

  13. Anonymous says

    Beth, When I looked at this, I thought you had finally lost it. Then I moved the picture down and really looked at it and laughed. At first I thought no way is she going to get me to use mustard or ketchup on watermellon. When I saw what it really was I had to laugh as I was the one who lost it. This is so cool and convincing. You still have it kiddo. I love this. Thanks for another winner. Trish Butler

  14. says

    I love your details. From the small picture, you really can't tell that the jars aren't the real thing! They are so perfect and I bet kids would go crazy for them!

  15. says

    This is beyond incredible! LOVE your push up pop ketchup and mustard idea!! Thank you for organizing this picnic party! I loved being a part of it and I am enjoying going through all the posts! I LOVE all the creations!

  16. says

    Absolutely love this!! You are so creative! These ideas will most likely be my theme for Labor Day!! Would love the gift card to the Cookie Cutter
    Company, been trying to build my inventory.

  17. says

    No picnics planned – unless you count our extended camping trip coming up. Whatever I make will have to survive "living" outdoors or in a cooler for 4 days.

  18. says

    I would be grateful to win any of these great prizes, but I particularly like the, Cookie Cutter Company, and Wilton prizes.

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