Tres Leches Cake Push Up

Tres Leches Cake Push Up Style!

Tres Leches Cake Push Up Cake

Short on time and want a quick step to creating a Tres Leches Cake? We’ve got you covered. We originally wrote a post on Tres Leches cake in our cupcake blog on Push Pop Containers in 2011 and it seemed to go over really well with our readers.

We thought it would be a great idea to re-post here on Push Pop Ideas for you all as well.

Here we show a very simple way to create a not so authentic version of the Tres Leches cake but the results are fantastic. We will include a link for the entire recipe of the standard Tres Leches cake that comes from  El Salvadore. The original recipe can be a bit time consuming, so the recipe and make up procedure here will save you quite a bit of time.

What you will need to create the simple Tres Leches Push-up Pop Cake:

  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • Whip cream
  • Liquid flavored coffee creamer
  • Fresh fruit (optional)
  • Chocolate and mint leaf to garnish (optional)
  • Push Pop Containers
  • Push Pop Container Stand
  • Pastry Bag and Tip
  • Jelly roll pan

Prepare cake batter and pour into a jelly roll pan. Bake at 350 f. for approximately 18 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Let cake cool. Once your cake has cooled, use the top of a push pop container to punch out cake circles as shown here:

push up pop cake cut out using tube

Use the top of your push up tube to cut cake out.








cake circles for push up cakes

A jello roll pan of cake will yield 54 cake circles for your push up cakes









Next, using a wooden skewer, punch holes in each cake circle. You can do this while all the cake circles are in the pan.

This picture shows how it should look. You will want many holes in each cake circle.

Cake circle with holes for Tres Leches Push up Cake

Have your push pop containers pre-assembled and begin the layering of the cake, creamer or three milks recipe, whip cream and fruit. Start by pouring a bit of creamer into the base of the push pop container.

NOTE: since the original posting of our Tres Leches Cake, we have redesigned our push pop containers so that you do not have to have the stick inserted into the push up plunger base. Simply put the push up plunger into the push up cake tube and start filling. You can attach the stick at a later time. This will allow you to do high production with out the need of a holding station. : ) Reference to purchase Giarraffa Co Push Pop Containers with the twist in stick and base are at the bottom of this post.

Tres leches in container

Next, place one cake circle on top of the creamer or three milks. and then pour more creamer or three milks over the cake circle to saturate. The milks should soak in quickly into the cake holes.

Tres leches layers in push pop containers

Next, pipe in the whip cream on top of the soaked cake layer and place a thin layer of fruit on top .

Tres leches push cake with fruit

Repeat process until the push pop containers are full.

Garnish as you like. Either simple or with flair!

Strawberry Tres Leches Push up Cake

Here is a quick video on how to create the simple push up Tres leches cake using the creamer.

Tres Leches Push Pop Cake Video:

Looking for Giarraffa Co Pro Push Pop Containers? You can buy them direct at Giarraffa Co online shop at Shop.PushPopContainers.Com

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Gingerbread Crunch Push Up Pop Cake!

Oh Yum! The Taste of Ginger and Spice Makes Every Holiday Push Up Cake Nice…

Here in the Giarraffa kitchen, I was pondering for new push pop cake ideas for the holidays. I thought a nice spice cake would be great with these little sugar gingerbread men for decorations on the top of the push up cake. I wanted more than just a standard spice cake for the “how to” video so I thought about it some more and came up with a super simple idea to give a bit of crunch to the cake using crushed gingerbread cookies, brown sugar and cinnamon. OMG… YUMMY!

The push up pop cakes came out so cute…

gingerbread crunch cake push up pop cake idea

Supplies and Ingredients you will need for the Push up Cakes:

  • Spice cake batter. (if using a box cake mix, one box will fill 1 jelly roll pan or 1/2 sheet pan)
  • Jelly Roll Pan
  • 18 Push Pop Containers 3.04 oz or 24 Half Size Push Pop Containers 2.16 oz. ( you can buy the professional push pop containers directly from Giarraffa Co. at
  • Gingerbread Crunch Mix
  • Gingerbread or other festive  cupcake toppers.
  • Cake icing ( I used our professional cake decorators icing recipe)

What you will need to make the Gingerbread Crunch Mix:

  • 2 cups crunched up gingerbread cookies
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons Cinnamon
  • 1 and 1/2 cups brown sugar

Mix together and sprinkle on top of your spice cake batter just before baking.

Filling Your Push Pop Containers:

Its best to have all of your push up pop containers assembled and ready to fill. With the newer design on the Giarraffa Co. push pop containers, you can now fill your push pop containers without the stick having to be attached. Just put the push up base in the tube and start layering your cake and filling of choice. You can attach the stick later when it is time to push up your treats.

Yield: 1 jelly roll pan will yield 18 standard push up pop cakes or 24 mini push up pop cakes.

Here is the video on how to make your Gingerbread Crunch Push up Pop Cakes.

Different Ideas to put on top of your holiday push up cakes.

Crhistmas Push up Cakes

We would love to know what you think about this push up cake idea! Feel free to share your comments below. !





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Valentine’s Push Pop Cake Gift Tray Idea

Create this adorable Push Pop Cake gift tray for Valentine’s day and your customers or guests will Love you for it!

Valentine's Push Pop Cake Gift Basket Idea

In our Valentine’s Day Push Pop Cake Idea 2015 post, we showed our Valentine Cake push up pops and how we made them. As promised, we created a beautiful gift tray with 12 push pop cakes all dressed up with hearts and ribbons displayed in our 12 hole paper board adjustable tray.

We used purple ribbon to wrap around the tray and adorable stick on hearts to embellish the ribbon on the tray as well as on the twine that is wrapped around the push up pop tube.

We then wrapped the tray of cake filled push pops with clear cellophane and tied purple and red heart bows to finish it off for a gorgeous gift.

Create Amazing Valentine Cake Push Pops With Love, Vanilla and Pink Velvet Cake!

Here we used pink velvet cake and butter cream icing. Between the layers of cake and icing we used purple sugar and heart sprinkles. Colorful candy hearts and heart shaped candy canes adorn the top of the cake.

Valentine's Push Pop Cake Collection

Here is what the 12 count tray of push up pop cakes look like before you wrap it all up for the gift presentation.

Valentine's Cake Push Pops in Paperboard tray with hearts

How cute is the heart shape tape we used around the bottom of the push pop containers? It’s Super Cute..

Here is a video for you to to get a better look at the Valentine’s Gift Push Pop Cakes.



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Valentine Cake Push Pops With Video

Valentine Cake Push Pops for Valentines Day Push Up Pops Photo Shoot!

I was getting ready to create some fun Valentines Push Pop Cakes for a photo shoot and thought it would be fun to grab my smartphone and take pictures and video it for you all.

Valentines Cake Push Pops how to Make themIn this image I show all the fun ribbons and Valentines Day stickers and candy used. The heart on the pink velvet cake is made from putting 2 candy canes together and softening them in the oven.

I also used our round push pop containers as well as our square push pop containers and cut the cake out with the top of the push pop containers tube.

This was a really fun project and I love the heart shape tape I found this year for the bottom of our push up pop containers.

This is what they look like when finished. So many ideas you can come up with for Valentines Day to fill your containers. I used the cute heart shape tape around the bottom of the containers and heart shape stickers on the red twine. For this image I put the push up pop cakes in our acrylic stand. I also used our 12 hole paper board stand for a different idea that I will post next.


Here is a quick video on cutting out the cake and the finished Valentines Cake Push Pops!

Happy Valentines Day!

Be sure to check out the Valentines Day Gift Basket Idea Next.. Super Cute Idea!

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Body Pops by Pure5 Featured Using Push Pop Containers

 Push Pop Containers Filled With Body Butter?

We just had to feature this creative woman Jonnie Bradley and her Pure5 Brand of hand crafted personal care products when we learned what she was up to with our push pop containers.

Body Pops for Christmas.

push pop containers with body butter

Jonnie called in to ask about a recent order she had placed and during the conversation she had made a comment that she was not using our push pop containers for food product.

Of course I just had to ask what she was putting in them out of major curiosity.

“Body Butter” she replied with a hint of excitement in her voice.

This is the first time I heard of someone putting body butter in our push pop containers. I was pleasantly surprised and thought “well that’s different.” I must say, we get tons of calls from all over the world with amazing ideas that folks come up with and what they create using our push pops. But this one, I had to see and knew this gal was on to something very cool.

We talked about her product line a bit and how she was preparing for an event where she would be selling her “Body Pops” under her Pure5 brand. Within a couple of days Jonnie had sent in her information and photo’s of the “Body Pops” for Christmas! Love Them….

Here is the Submission Sent to us from Jonnie T Bradley and the Pure5 story and company profile:


Pure5, LLC was founded  in 2012 on my quest for a natural lifestyle for myself, new husband and family.  After becoming an informed consumer, I found the chemicals, toxins, preservatives and synthetics cosmetic companies add to our everyday personal care products are not warranted and can have serious effects on our health. My mission is to get the word out on the effects of chemically induced, personal care products through various social media avenues; such as, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google Blogspot.

I began handcrafting personal care products for my family in early 2012 using natural butters and pure moisturizing and essential oils.  These products spread to family, co-workers and associates and in May 2014 Pure5 began producing natural products for all those who enjoy the safety of knowing they are using a chemical-free skin, hair and/or tattoo care product.

With Christmas on the way, I wanted the Pure5 brand to ring in a fun and new way to package our skincare products for the upcoming holiday season.  Not only were push pops nostalgic; but just what we needed to make our 2014 Christmas launch POP!  In November Pure5 launched  “Body Pops” using the Giarraffa Co. Push Pop Containers and it was an outstanding success! Our Pure5 “Body Pops” can be purchased online or by calling in your order.

For more information about Pure5 go to, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr @pure5living and for Natural Talk.

Article Written by:

Rhonda Giarraffa

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Christmas Cake Pops and Mini Cakes. Adorable New Idea

Christmas Cake Pops and Mini Cakes for Christmas have been enjoyed for years but now you can really take your Christmas cake pop ideas to the next level!

We created a new way to do Christmas cake pops and mini cakes that we think you and your little Santa helpers will love for Christmas this year.

Christmas Cake Pop Ideas  Get ready to make your Christmas Theme Cake Pops and Mini Cakes for Gifts or for your Christmas desserts.

These are super fun to make and very easy.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED To Make The Christmas Cake Pops:

  • Jelly Roll Pan
  • Giarraffa Co. Sticks and Bases
  • Butter Cream Icing
  • White or Dark Chocolate
  • Food Color for Leafs
  • Candy Canes or other Festive Christmas candy or Toppers
  • Colored sugar sprinkles or jimmies
  • Spatula
  • Parchment Paper
  • Double Boiler is best for melting Chocolate
  • Filling (preserves or jam are great for this)


  1. Pre- bake your cake in Jelly Roll Pan
  2. Let cake cool and cut down the center
  3. Spread a thin layer of filling on one side of the cut cake and then flip the other cake layer on top.
  4. Cut out cake squares or circles using the top of a Push Pop Container.
  5. Put cake cutouts in the freezer safe bag and freeze until firm for easiest handling.
  6. Prepare Buttercream Icing and Melted Chocolate
  7. Assemble Cake Pop Sticks and Bases

Start Decorating Your Christmas Cake Pops or Mini Cakes

We created a video for you to see exactly how we made the Christmas Cake Pops using our plastic sticks and bases.

You can watch the Video here or on Youtube.

You can purchase the sticks and bases directly from Giarraffa Co for a really great price. Oh, the shipping is free on the cake pops plastic sticks and bases kit : )

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Avocado Ice Cream Push Pops with Coconut Milk and Pistachios

Avocado Ice Cream with Coconut Milk and Pistachio Nuts.

This wonderful recipe is rich and creamy with a bit of a crunch.

Avocado Ice Pops with Coconut and Pistachio NutsIf you’ve been sitting on the fence wondering if Avocado Ice Cream is really as good as you read about, then it’s time to jump off with a leap of faith and give it a try.

Avocado’s are awesome to use as a base for this tasty frozen treat and the coconut milk and pistachio’s kick it up a few notches.

The Avocado Cream in Push Pop Containers are super fast to make.

What you will need:

High Power Blender ( We used a Ninja Blender)

Measuring Cups

Measuring Spoons

Push Pop Containers

Filling Station – Acrylic Push Pop Stands work best for filling and moving straight to the freezer.

Frozen Avocado Ice Cream Ingredients:

2 Ripe Avocado’s

1 can Coconut Milk

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon Vanilla

1/8 teaspoon salt

Lime Juice from 1/2 lime

1 cup Pistachio Nuts

Avocado Ice Cream Ingredients

Mixing the Avocado Ice Cream and Filling the Push Pop Containers:


It is best to have your push pop containers assembled and in a push pop container stand so you can easily fill and transport to your freezer.

Simply toss all avocado ice cream ingredients into your high powered blender and mix until smooth.

Mixing Avocado Ice Cream

Mix will be much like a runny milk shake before freezing.

Pour your avocado ice cream mix into your push pop containers.  Snap Push Pop Container Lids on and place in freezer.*Yields approximately 12 -3.04 oz Push Pops.

Avocado Ice Cream in Push Pop ContainersFreeze for about an hour and enjoy!

Here is a video on how to make the Avocado Ice Cream using a Ninja Blender and the Push Pop Containers

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Snowman Push Pop Cake by Cookies Cupcakes and Cardio

These Snowman Push up Pop Cakes are the cutest ones we have seen this year!

Snowman Push Pop Cake by Cookies Cupcakes and Cardio image of JennWe found this great video on How to make the Snowman Push Pop Cake using our push pop containers. What we thought was extra cool about this idea is that the creator Jenn also used a pop cake with the design.

The little hats made from Oreo cookies a just so cute and the orange colored sunflower seeds a perfect for the nose!

A big Thank You to Jenn from Cookies Cupcakes and Cardio for coming up with the awesome idea for Christmas!

You can check out even more awesome ideas from this cake artist on Youtube and by visiting her site at:

Cookies Cupcakes and Cardio


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Christmas Tree Push up Pop Cakes

These Christmas Tree Push up Pop Cakes are just so Adorable and Easy to make!

Christmas Tree Push up Pop Cakes by Giarraffa Co

Christmas Tree Push up Pop Cakes

What you will need to make them:

  • Push Pop Containers. “Either the Round push pop containers or the Square push pop containers. Both look very cool with the Christmas Tree inside.”
  • A stand. “We used the 12 hole clear push pop stand shown in the video below”
  • Buttercream Icing or Professional Cake Decorators Icing
  • Large Pretzel Stick for the tree trunk
  • Christmas Sprinkles
  • Cake “Any flavor will do”

Here is A Quick Video on How to Make The Christmas Trees using Pretzel Sticks!

Let us know if you make these! We would love to see what your Christmas Tree Push Pop Cakes look like!

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Festive Christmas Candy Push up Pops Idea for Gift Giving

Spread Some Holiday Cheer With Christmas Candy Filled Push Pop Containers!

Looking for some super quick, awesomely cool and really inexpensive gift ideas for Christmas?

We’ve got you covered.

Our Push Pop Containers aren’t just for Cake Push Pops and Ice Pops.

Push Pop Containers filled with Christmas Candy

You can fill just about anything you dream up in them.

In these images, we used our square, round and mini push pop containers and displayed them on our 40 hole 3 tier acrylic display stand.

We named the photo shoot “Unexpected Gifts for Unexpected Guests” but while we were creating, we realized these are great for more than just the unexpected holiday guests.

You can also use them as stocking stuffers and they are great to hand out to your customers as nice Holiday Thank You Gifts!

We also thought about how fun they would be for Secret Santa Gifts!

So much fun to make and to hand out to everyone during the holidays and really any time of year!

Push Pop Containers Filled with Christmas Candy on Display Stand with Candle
Rhonda Giarraffa Shows the Christmas Push Pops Gifts Idea on Video:

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