iheartbaking12's Recipe Reviews
Posted 7/4/2012 1:12:44 PM
Fireworks Push-It-Up Cakes
Make sure to use gel food coloring to get the vivid coloring. Regular drops will yield pink and light blue, if you use too many drops to deepen color, the batter will taste bitter. This recipe makes 36 of each color if you are making mini-cupcakes and fill 2/3 full, thus you will have 36 containers with two cupcakes each. Don't overfill mini-cupcake pan or the cupcakes will be too big to fit in container. You can also make these in the plastic containers like petit-fours. Divide cake batter into two round cake pan (one for red and one for blue). After cooling, slice each round in half. Stack alternating layers with white frosting in between and then press the push-ups down onto the layered cake, making your way around. Finish push-up with swirl of white frosting on top. Still has look of fire craccker with less frosting, faster time.