8.29.2012

Birthday Cake Popsicles

First of all, I'd like to start this post with some good news. My ebook is almost finished! I just have to add a few things, some last minute decorations, and then I'm going to email it off to be proofread and edited! Yay!

I actually thought I deleted it the other day. Like all one thousand copies of it on my laptop. Actually, I thought I deleted an entire folder of all the things I've ever written ever. Poems, short stories, all the songs I wrote in high school during my songwriting phase. Any idea I've ever had about poems, stories, or songs. I almost cried. But then my roomie came to the rescue and reminded me that there's a recycle bin icon on my desktop. Whew!

So, now on the point of this blog post. Popsicles!




I bought a little popsicle mold from Walmart for a dollar toward the beginning of the summer, and I'm not sure why I haven't used it until now. It's really nice to walk into my apartment, all sweaty from walking across campus, and open the freezer and see popsicles.

Unfortunately, when I attempted to use the popsicle mold, I couldn't get the popsicles out. The mold came with little handle/stick things, but they just kept sliding right out. I tried regular popsicle sticks and they did the same thing. Other blogs said to run warm water over the mold and they would slide out, but that didn't work either. So I made them a second time in paper Dixie cups, which I tore off after they were frozen.


I was trying to think of flavors I haven't seen in popsicle form recently, and landed on Birthday Cake. I've probably mentioned this before, but I love it when desserts or foods cross over into other desserts or foods. Like birthday cake ice cream. Or s'mores brownies. Or chocolate chip cookie pie. I could go on and on.

BIRTHDAY CAKE POPSICLES
Makes about 6 Dixie cup popsicles

1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons whipping cream
1 1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup plus 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons yellow cake mix
Popsicle sticks (can be found at Michael's or other craft stores)
Paper Dixie cups
Sprinkles (optional)
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, or a medium sized bowl and a hand mixer, whip whipping cream on medium-high speed for about five minutes, or until fluffy.
  • Next, add milk and mix until incorporated.
  • Add the vanilla and powered sugar, and mix well.
  • Lastly, add the yellow cake mix and whip for about two more minutes.
  • Pour some sprinkles into the bottom of each paper cup. Fill the cups with the popsicle "batter" and transfer them to the freezer.
  • Freeze for an hour and then insert the popsicle sticks. Freeze for three more hours or over night.

These popsicles were super easy to make, so I think anyone living on campus, in a dorm, or an apartment could make them as well. If you have paper cups, then you're good to go! The only thing I might change in the future is the size because they're a little small for popsicles, but that does mean you can eat more than one. ;)

And just a little school update: It's going great so far! I really enjoying my classes, especially my food writing class. It's a creative writing class, but we're focusing on food, how food grows, farms, and farmers. My teacher is planning some awesome field trips to farmers' markets, gardens, and one or two local restaurants. I'm taking a stress management class, which is really about being healthy. So between those two classes and being in charge of bake sales for two different organizations I'm involved with, there's a lot to look forward to this semester!

11 comments:

  1. Nice! These look delicious and so creative. Your food writing class seems very interesting. Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks, Aunt Jane! I'm really enjoying that class so far!

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  2. Again, your photography is stunning! Can't wait to get your e-book, I just learned how to put one on my iPad! And I have three very important words for you....External Hard Drive!!! You better back up all that great stuff you write!

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    1. Thanks, Aunt Amy! And yes, I have an external hard drive and I have my ebook saved on a flash drive too. At the time though, the version I had saved on my flash drive was from earlier in the process and I was really dreading having to do most of it over. But I definitely learned my lesson! :)

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  3. Those look like a great summer treat. Very creative.

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  5. I made these for my son's 11th birthday because he wanted popsicles instead of cake. Thanks for this great idea! All the boys loved these and asked for me to pass the recipe on to their moms. Lol! Little boys are so fun and I was so happy to see them enjoying these fun birthday treats! Thanks for helping me feel like a great mom on this special day! Heidi

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