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Friday, January 27, 2012

Cake Shooters

Cake Shooters, also called Cake Push Pops, are crashing not only the kid birthday party scene, but adult parties and even weddings.

They are easy to make and, if using the little snap-on lids, they travel well too. The containers are a little tricky to find and they aren't cheap - especially when you factor in shipping outside of the US. In Canada, the containers are available at Creative Bag in Mississauga, Ontario.

The Cake Shooters shown are made with a chocolate fudge cake, cotton candy flavoured pink icing, and lots of sprinkles. I started out by baking a regular cake in 9 inch round pans. You could also use a sheet pan. I've read where some people say to use a cookie sheet and bake the cake 1/2" high. That's tricky and then you have a lot of crust with which to deal. 

Once the cake was cooled, I cut off the top and sides and then used a cake leveler to make the layers about 1/2" thick. The top of the container can be used to cut round pieces of cake. You could also use a round cookie cutter if you have the right size. It would give you a sharper edge.

Making sure the bottom of the container was pushed all the way down, I then put in a cake round and pushed it down into the container gently. Next I piped in some icing and added a few sprinkles. Then, I repeated the process until the icing reached about 1/4" above the top of the container. (no higher, unless you plan on skipping the lids)

That's it! So simple.