Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Summer Berry Trifle Push Up Pops

Summer berries are amazing! We have a wonderful Farmer's Market on Saturdays right outside our town home and we can't get enough summer berries. I bought different kinds of berries and decided to put them together for dessert. Since I was feeling rather ambitious I decided to try something new. I had these Push Up Pop holders that I bought months ago from Mindy Mae's Market that were collecting dust in the garage. Such a shame, I know, but I work 50 hours a week and don't have much time for fun stuff. I have been wanting to try out some of Courtney Dial Whitmore's recipes from her Push Up Pops book for a while now. I thumbed through it for inspiration but I knew that I wasn't going to have time to bake a cake for the layers. I totally cheated and simplified the recipe (sorry Courtney!).  This project was so easy that my 4 year old helped me with it. So here it is:

Easy Summer Berry Trifle Push Up Pops

You will need:
Push Up Pop Containers
Pound Cake (I used Sara Lee)
Berries (I used Strawberries, Blackberries and Blueberries)
Whipped Cream

First rinse and slice the berries.

Then cut the pound cake in 1/4 inch thick slices. Then I used a circle cutter to cut out 2 layers of cake for each pop.

After cutting out the circles push one down into the pop holder.
 Then put in a layer of whipped cream.
 Then add a layer of assorted berries.
 After the berries top with another cake disc.
 Repeat with more whipped cream and top with berries.
This is also the first time I used Washi tape (which I also got from Mindy Mae's Market). It was so cute and easy to use. It actually survived a run in dishwasher after we ate the pops. The most challenging part of this was actually finding a way to display them. I decided to use a couple of vases and filled them with either candy melts or marshmallows  for a bouquet of push up pops.
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