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Push-Up Pop Cake Treat Containers

Updated on November 6, 2014

No-cutlery single-serving dessert shooters or frozen treats you can eat like a popsicle!

If you're a fan of unique individual desserts that are easy to make and perfect for a party, push-pops are a sweet idea. Can you say push pop Dessert Shooters? No mess, totally fun.

Homemade juice-on-a-stick! Frozen treats for hot summer days, cupcake-and-butter-cream no-mess birthday cake treats, and creative party favors, even a strawberry shortcake to take in your lunch bag or picnic basket... yum. If cupcakes are getting just a little old for you, just layer a few mini cakes and luscious icing in a clear acrylic tube and top with sprinkles!

Making pushpop cakes for a wedding or shower party? Decorate the tubes with creative stickers and ribbons to reflect the party theme... Everything retro is new again, and there is no end to the super-special desserts you can make in push-up pop containers.

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Push Up Pop container with Lid
Push Up Pop container with Lid

What the heck are Push-Up Pops, anyway?

Individual Party Desserts in a Push-Pop Mold

Push-up Pops, also commonly known as "Push Pops" after a type of novelty candy, are dessert treats (frozen or no) that you make in a single-serving plastic mold.

The special clear push pop containers have a plunger on the bottom, so you can eat the dessert with no fork or spoon - and no mess.

Just push in the plunger and the dessert rises up out of the plastic tube!

Almost any kind of dessert can be made as a push pop, from layered cheesecakes to strawberry shortcake to Jello dessert concoctions to frozen-juice pops for kids and adults alike.

Push pop containers come with lids so you can take them along to a party with no mess, no spills - and the dome-shaped lids leave space enough for a dollop of whipped cream or a festive a swirl of frosting. The party dessert ideas are unlimited!

Mandarin Oriental Boston - Nelson Paz's chocolate mousse push pops
Mandarin Oriental Boston - Nelson Paz's chocolate mousse push pops | Source

Push-Up Pops Recipe Book

This is the famous first idea-and-recipe book ever dedicated to the culinary art of the push-up pop cake. Push-Up Pops is called a "must-have book for party lovers" by Tori Spelling, who almost single-handedly brought the "push pop" back into vogue when she raved over the pink Sprinkle push cakes served at her daughter Stella's second birthday party. Spelling's review? "Genius idea!" she said.

Push-up Pops
Push-up Pops

Push-Up Pops, the book, is loaded with inspirational photographs to give you lots of ideas for how to use push pop containers, but this book is more than just "eye candy" - you get loads of recipes, too. As for setting the party mood, the photographs here will have you excited for the next party or holiday, so you can try out your own versions. Courtney shares lots of practical tips for making the most of your push pops, filling the containers, decorating for special occasions, and presenting the push pops with style.


Where to buy Push Pops Containers? - Push-Up Plastic Cake Containers on Sale

Buy the plastic push-up pop containers with lids in the quantities you need, from 12 or 24 containers for your family and friends, up to 50 or 100 if you're serving a crowd. Layered push cakes or dessert shooters are great for fancy desserts for weddings, anniversaries, bridal or baby showers, birthday parties and other special occasions.

Giarraffa Co. Push Pop Containers. Create Amazing Cake Push Up Pops, Ice Cream Push Ups and Amazing for Confetti Poppers! 12 Count with Twist-in Stick and Our Signature 1" Tall Flat Top Lid.
Giarraffa Co. Push Pop Containers. Create Amazing Cake Push Up Pops, Ice Cream Push Ups and Amazing for Confetti Poppers! 12 Count with Twist-in Stick and Our Signature 1" Tall Flat Top Lid.

12 clear containers with lids, sticks and lid bases included. Think of this as a dandy starter pack, just the right size for creating family desserts and treats, or for a child's birthday party.

Giarraffa Co. Brand. Push Pop Containers Tm 100 Count with Screw in Stick and Base Includes Tall 1" Flat Top Lids Plus 25 Square Individual Base Stands and (1) 12 Hole Paperboard Stand
Giarraffa Co. Brand. Push Pop Containers Tm 100 Count with Screw in Stick and Base Includes Tall 1" Flat Top Lids Plus 25 Square Individual Base Stands and (1) 12 Hole Paperboard Stand

Great value for wedding receptions, anniversary celebrations and other large parties - enough containers to make up to 100 push pop cake desserts. If you make treats to sell at charity bake sales, too, this package is a cost-effective choice.


3-Tier Display Stand for Push Pops Cakes - Clear Acrylic Tree-Style Push Pops Holder

The clear push-up pop cake stand comes packed flat, covered with a protective white peel-off sticker to keep it from getting scratched in shipping. To put it together, you just slide one upright piece into the other, then lower the tiers down onto it in order of size, the largest tier first. When your party or reception is over, just reverse the process to disassemble your serving display stand again, for easy storage.

Three Levels Transparent Push Up Pop Display For Any Events
Three Levels Transparent Push Up Pop Display For Any Events

Imagine the three tiers of this tree-style push-up pops display stand filled with dessert shooters or cake pops made up to match your party theme or your wedding colours - what a stunning display on your dessert table! If you're in the catering business, you'll see the appeal.


Best Buy, Top Value - Combo Set - 18 Push Pop Containers and Stand

Now, this is a practical idea! A simple stand can be darned handy in the kitchen while you're doing the assembly, as well on the dessert table if you decide not to use the lids to make the pops all non-spill portable - say, for recreating some of the real fancy-doodle "cake shooters" or "cupcake pops" you see around the blogs, topped off with eye candy like a big swirl of whipped cream and one huge perfect berry, or maybe a candy figure for a holiday theme.

Push Pop Containers 18 Count Combo Pack - 18 Push Pop Containers and 18 Hole Acrylic Stand!
Push Pop Containers 18 Count Combo Pack - 18 Push Pop Containers and 18 Hole Acrylic Stand!

In this combination set, you get 18 push-up pop containers and lids, plus a clear acrylic stand to hold your push-up pops so everyone can admire your creative handiwork. It's hard to see in the picture, but the holes in the stand are staggered instead of all lined up with each other - the better to show off your pops!


How will you serve Push-Up Pops? - I'm thinking, Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri dessert shooters...

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      Melissa 4 years ago from Florida

      Great idea! I must try these soon!

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      shana273 4 years ago

      There are so many possibilities!

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      Cynthia Haltom 4 years ago from Diamondhead

      What a great idea, I haven't had a push-up since I was a kid.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      What a terrific as well as colorful page! I love the orange push-pop popsicles, but I've never thought to actually go buy the containers. Come to think of it, I don't think I've ever even seen them in the store. You've definitely given me a lot to think about and a reason to go shopping!!! Yay! (P.S. Thanks for answering my question in the forum!)

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      flycatcherrr 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I hear ya - I'm planning an excuse for a party when strawberry season gets here, so I can make a whole lot of frozen shortcake/cheesecake push-up pops. With fresh strawberries! Wouldn't that impress the pants off everyone? Be sure to flaunt pics when you make something gorgeous - layered desserts are too much fun!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I've put that push-up pops recipe book in my cart. I keep coming back thinking "I really want that!". Hopefully in the next few months....or this summer?...I'll get to try some of those out. It looks like a lot of fun and tasty.

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      VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

      I'm thinking strawberry Daiquiri too. Yummy lens.

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      jldeardorff 5 years ago

      These are really fun and cute.

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      maijame 5 years ago

      I have never heard of push-up pop desserts. I bet my kindergarten students would LOVE them!

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      Elastara 5 years ago

      Wow! I love foods that are sweet like Dessert and Cakes :).

      Thanks for the great recommendations in this Lens!

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      Mamabyrd 5 years ago

      I need to make some of these desserts with my kids.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is the coolest dessert idea I've come across in ages! Since I'm not much of a dessert-maker, these may change my mind. I'll be checking out the library for some of those books.

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      MissKanti 5 years ago

      Wow...these Push-Up Pops look delicious and fun to make. Great party idea!

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      flycatcherrr 5 years ago

      @Claudya: Typos... they happen to the best of us! ;-)

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      Claudya 5 years ago

      great* .. sorry ..

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      Claudya 5 years ago

      really freat ideea!Thanks !

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      missmary1960 5 years ago

      Not sure yet, but it's looking good!!

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      Ardyn25 5 years ago

      This is really cool, I'm going to try this. Thanks!

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      thor17 5 years ago

      Nice lens!

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      rocgirl 5 years ago

      What a unique idea! I can totally see these being a hit at any party!

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      RedHairedRockHead 5 years ago

      Cool! Might have to get these for the next birthday party for my kid.

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      flycatcherrr 5 years ago

      @dellgirl: Not sure what that page is... but... thanks, I guess! :)

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      dellgirl 5 years ago

      Congratulations on making the TOP PERFORMERS: Best of Food & Cooking page.Great lens.

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      Phoenix2361 5 years ago

      Very creative desserts. Lovely lens.

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      Gayle Dowell 5 years ago from Kansas

      Didn't know that you can make your own push-up pops. Clever!

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      Oooh, frozen strawberry daiquiri push up pops does sounds delightful! I've only had the bought push-ups - I love the idea of making your own!

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      Tea Pixie 5 years ago

      This is so cool! My daughter would go wild over these. Great info on an unusual kitchen item.

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      Aster56 5 years ago

      Children will love the push up pops. Nice lens. Thank you

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      Cara 5 years ago

      What a great idea. I must try them.

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      xriotdotbiz lm 5 years ago

      Love Push-ups and never new you could buy the reusable containers. Great ideas for using them too.

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      inspirationz 5 years ago

      never seen this push-up pops before - look really cool! i love squidoo for helping me find all these new cool thingsi never knew existed! thanks for sharing :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      These sound like a lotta fun! Every one you list sounds good, but, like you, I'm thinking frozen strawberry daiquiri dessert shooter.

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      momsfunny 5 years ago

      I think push pops are interesting and lots of fun.

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      Deadicated LM 5 years ago

      That's so cool, I didn't know you could make your own; the possibilities are endless.

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      LadyKeesh 5 years ago

      they all look so delicious. great lens.

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      texan203 lm 5 years ago

      I have never seen these before. Great idea for limiting serving size, it is all measured out for you.

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      nolinel lm 5 years ago

      I have never seen these before. I love them... :)

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      Elsie Hagley 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Nice one. I have never seen these before, but I am all keen to have one now. Thanks for sharing these yummy looking Push-up pops. Blessed.

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      flycatcherrr 5 years ago

      @rubyandmahoney: Portion control has never been so much fun, eh? :-D

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      rubyandmahoney 5 years ago

      These are so neat. I loved the frozen push pops as a kid! These make great portion sizes and some of the examples are just stunning!

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      mysweetjane lm 5 years ago

      The photo on Push Up Pops books has me licking my lips!

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      Melissa Miotke 5 years ago from Arizona

      These are so bright and colorful. What fun!

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      OrganicMom247 5 years ago

      Interesting idea. I love the presentation and they look so yummy, too.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Mmm... now I want some! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      Linda Pogue 5 years ago from Missouri

      I'm thinking groom's table at the reception, with mocha cupcakes and icing. Yum! Blessings!

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      Spiderlily321 5 years ago

      This look so awesome! I would definitely try to make some of these. Thank you very much for the idea!

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      daedrea lm 5 years ago

      Interesting lens.....I never heard of push of pops before. This looks fun to try :)

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      Nirmal Shah 5 years ago from India

      Not only the idea for push up pops is great but even the images used here are yummy :)

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      soaringsis 5 years ago

      This is a great idea for a party or a treat after dinner.The pics. are just lovely.

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      RetroMom 5 years ago

      These look great. Imagine the tons of combinations you can make.

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      Louidam1 LM 5 years ago

      Yum! These look good! Great lens!

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      pawpaw911 5 years ago

      Wow, it all looks delicious.

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      kmyangel 5 years ago

      Great idea ! Thanks for sharing, all your photos seem very tasty !

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      Holley Web 5 years ago

      Wow! My brain is coming up with hundreds of things to make with these! What a beautiful display :)

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      Anastacia Gutierrez 5 years ago

      Not to be read when feeling hungry...I am drooling now.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Yum, yum, yum! Love the ideas here. May try making a frozen yoghurt one soon seeing as summer's coming...

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      kmstudio 5 years ago

      These look like so much fun!! I've never seen them before - awesome!!

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      hntrssthmpsn 5 years ago

      The Mocha Madness Push-Up Cake Parfait looks too good to pass up!

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      Pics4merch 5 years ago

      Unfortunately you can't buy them here, but they look delicious (and the photography is great too :) )

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      entertainmentev 5 years ago

      These are adorable! What a great new idea for desserts. I have so many picnics this summer and I would love to make these to bring.

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      Clairissa 5 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      What a great idea. :)

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      Angela F 5 years ago from Seattle, WA

      I've yet to try them, but they do look like so much fun!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great idea!!!

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      dann7trdro lm 5 years ago

      hmm yummy

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      whats4dinner 5 years ago

      These are yummy treats. Great lens.

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      miauw99 5 years ago

      They look great and yummy..

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      MoniqueDesigns 5 years ago

      These look yummy!

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      queenofduvetcover 5 years ago

      They all look so yummy! =D

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      Marika 5 years ago from Cyprus

      Oh boy, I'm so hungry now!

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      trendydad 5 years ago

      wow this is a really great idea