I was so excited to share this tutorial and giveaway, but wanted to wait, so that I didn’t have two giveaways going at the same time. Yesterday I wrote my tutorial and had just finished writing the details of a giveaway by my new sponsor Smidge & Pinch Cupcakes and Posh Party Supplies. I copied the tutorial and went to send it to Theresa who owns Smidge & Pinch and noticed that she has a Facebook page for her site. I hadn’t yet visited her Facebook page, so I thought I should do that. I opened the page, scrolled down just a bit and about fell out of my chair. There on her page was a picture of almost the identical push up pops. I followed the link and found that they were created by Lynlee’s Petite Cakes (see her amazing Easter sweets and decorations including her push-up pops here.) She is wildly talented.
I wasn’t surprised at all that someone else came up with this idea, but I was stunned at how much the bunnies in our treats looked alike.
Now I was in a pickle.
I always do my research and try to make sure I’m not publishing something that someone else has already done. I want my site to be filled with unique edible crafts and work hard to create things that are clever and new. I’ve come up with edible craft ideas before, then found very similar projects already out there, so I either change it a lot or don’t use it. I LOVE this Easter push pop treat and after much debate, I decided to share my tutorial with you because Lynlee doesn’t offer any instructions for making her pops.There are a few differences in our pops; she filled her push-up pop containers with chocolate pudding and Oreo Cookie crumbs, where I used chocolate cake dirt and green coconut grass instead. Either way you make them, they are adorably cute.
They are a bit top heavy, so you’ll want to secure them in a push pop display or do what I did and add shredded tissue paper in a basket and nestle them in the shred.
Down the Bunny Hole Push-Up Pop Treats (makes 12)
Before you begin, you will need to make white modeling chocolate. Click here for the recipe and directions on adding color, as well as, troubleshooting information.
1 recipe white modeling chocolate (recipe here)
pink candy coloring
powdered sugar to dust work surface
corn syrup to “glue” the modeling chocolate pieces together
12 chocolate cupcakes (or 1 – 8″ cake)
1 cup chocolate frosting
1 cup sweetened coconut*
green food coloring
*If you or your kids don’t like coconut, you can use edible Easter grass. It comes in long strands which could easily be cut into smaller pieces. You might need two packages. I bought mine at Walgreen’s but also saw it at Target. You can also buy it on Amazon.com here.
#12 round pastry tip and # 6 round pastry tips, optional
rolling pin, optional
12 push-up pop containers
pastry bag or zip top bag
quart size zip top bag
Allow your modeling chocolate bunny butts to dry for at least an hour so they are easier to handle.