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{Freebie} Father’s Day ‘Beer Pops’

I am endless fascinated by the numerous possibilities of the childhood classic: the Push Pop.

I decided to make one into a humorous ‘beer mug’ for Father’s Day.

2 beer pops by ReneesSoirees

I started with 2 dozen empty push pop containers (available here).

I baked a yellow cake mix in a 9×12″ pan, and when it cooled, I used one of the push pop containers as a type of cookie cutter to cut out circles of cake.

push pop container cutting out circles of yellow cake for 'beer pops'

Note above how I’m overlapping or leaving a bit of space where there’s no cake. That is to keep it from being too tight to get the cake out of the ‘cutter’. If you have an actual 1 1/2 inch round cookie cutter, you will be one happy camper. But I didn’t… so there you go.

Then I took a container of vanilla frosting, and put half of it into a bowl. I died that yellow and used it for the middle layer of frosting between the 2 layers of cake. You will have to make 2 layers of cake, because even if you have a bundt pan or something tall enough to make the leaning tower of cake pisa, it won’t be sturdy enough to go into the push pop container in one piece. Unless you are a much better cake engineer than I am. (Which is highly likely, now that I think about it).

Anyhoo, here is how the insides look after I do 2 layers of cake, a middle layer of yellow frosting, and a dollop of white frosting on top to act as the ‘beer foam’.

beer-pop-fillings by Renee's Soirees

Now, the tricky party is the handle. You may at this point want to go with a pilsner glass so you can skip the handle!  But if you still want to do it, I’ll tell you how.

I took some glue sticks, warmed them with a match at the points where I wanted them to bend. Then I hot glued the ends onto the push pop container. I won’t lie, it was tricky. You may end up enlisting the help of said Father, thereby ruining the beer pop surprise.

Beer Push Pops by Renees Soirees

Then I printed the sheet of Beer Pop Labels above, that I created (click here for this freebie!).  I just did it in color on regular weight copy paper, but you could also use cardstock. Then I cut them out with the various 2″ punches that I have (circular, scalloped, etc). Here are the punches that I use.

Push Pop cupcake made to look like a beer mug by Renee's Soirees

 

I hope you enjoyed my little Father’s Day or mens party craft.

Let me know if you make some, and how they come out!

🙂

 

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easter lamb cake

Easter Goodies

Easter is my MOST favorite holiday. How could you not love the pastel colors, the spring blossoms, the fun activities for kids, and the message of hope?

We made this adorable Lamb Cake with the kids, who were able to do much of the decorating, because it was fairly easy. Plus they really wanted to sneak a bunch of mini marshmallows into their mouths in the name of ‘helping’.

lamb cake with marshmallows

side view of easter lamb cake from Parents magazine

The original diagram on how to cut the cake is missing from the recipe link, so this next photo will give you an idea of how it’s done. You start with 2 Sara Lee frozen butter pound cakes. Cut a few inches of one of the cake ends off, and place it on the top of itself, on the opposite side. That becomes the head. Cut another few inches off the backside again, and cut it again into a shape that would fit into a Dixie cup (approximately), to form the muzzle or face of the lamb.

man frosting a lamb shaped cake

An aside… The 3 cutest pics you can take of your man:

  1. Napping with a newborn on his chest
  2. Frosting a cake with his children
  3. Sewing props for his daughter’s play on a small, pink Barbie sewing machine  (Yes I have that photo, too, but he’d probably never frost another lamb cake for me if I post it. LOL)

And here is the finished product, with a very happy 6-year-old:

child with Easter lamb cake

In hindsight, I would probably skip the collar. It was a sweet lamb without having to be domesticated.

 

And here are some more Easter treats… RICE KRISPIE PEEP NESTS!

rice krispie candy nests for Easter

I made these in muffin tins… here is my previous post about how I did them.

And of course, the requisite HOT CROSS BUNS. Except I made mine with chocolate chips. Because that’s how I roll… (get it?)  🙂

chocolate chip hot cross buns for Easter

I brought my recipe back from Australia, so the measurements are not easily ‘translated’, but here is a similar recipe that I have also tried. That one calls for cinnamon chips, which can be difficult to find, so you may have to substitute chocolate chips anyway (oh the horror).

And finally, the photo that my youngest son will probably never forgive me for:

woman holding a baby in a bunny outfit

Hopefully he will forgive his mother’s CHEESEBALL side someday!  I already know he will probably get married on a remote beach somewhere, so there can be NO slideshow.  Haha!

Have a glorious Easter!!

 

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