A few weeks ago I came across this fun little container that I thought was “to die for” cute – one look and I was hooked. I mean, who wouldn’t just love these? I knew immediately that this was something that I wanted to include in my repertoire of dessert items. The question was…where do I start?
These little containers are meant for ice cream, so they work well in the freezer. I have some smoothie pops freezing right now. I started with cake push ups. It was a little trickier than I expected. I wasn’t quite happy with how the cake baked in the muffin papers (the sides browned a little too much for my likes)…I really wanted to be able to see the color of the cake; I can’t seem to make my silicone mini muffin pan work…the sides and bottoms always stick, making it all but impossible to get them out. I ended up baking half the batter in a 9″ round pan. After I removed it from the pan, I let it cool, put it on a paper plate, covered it and then stuck it in the freezer. Once it felt frozen, I used one of the cylinders to cut out the cake – but the mini cake round was too tall, so I cut down the piece. I put the cake bake into the freezer, but it was still hard to get it crammed down the cylinder and into place. It worked okay, but I still need to come up with a better method. I will keep you posted.
There were a few how-tos, but not a lot of how-not-toos…if you’re anything like me, these are just as important! Since I’m having so much fun just anticipating the possibilities, I can see that this will be an on-going process, so I will pass on tidbits of information as I make new discoveries along the way. But for now…
If you are interested in purchasing some for your own dessert dish stash, you can find them in my Etsy shop.
With all the sweet possibilities, I might need “push ups”…the actual physical kind. If you came here in search of an exercise video, you will be sadly disappointed, but you are sure to get over it once you start making some of these tasty varieties!