Trend alert: Push-up cakes the next big thing

We've done cupcakes and cake pops, and now the latest trend is push-up cakes, or pop-up cakes. They consist of little cylinders, inside of which are usually sponge cake, icing and buttercream. But what's great is that there are no rules - you can put pretty much anything in, whether it's layers of custard, jelly or sweets, and best of all - you don't have to share with anyone, or worry about little paws messing up the icing or decor. Pictures of push-up cakes are popping up (excuse me) on Pinterest, and while I haven't seen anyone making them as a speciality in South Africa yet, I'm sure they'll pop up soon (pardon me), plus if you're creative enough, you could definitely push out your own (someone please stop me). I think they'd make great treats for adults too, with some smart fillings, and even with alcoholic versions. In the meantime, here are some pics, via Babyology to inspire you...  


  1. Erin van der Vyver

    I bought some push up cakes from Michelle Olive (above) for my daughters birthday party. Awesome service and really stunning cakes – my daughter was over the moon! Each child got a cake-filled tube as part of her birthday cake and then a rainbow jelly bean filled one as a party pack. Great idea!

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