16 July 2008

Cupcake baking cups as popsicle drip-catcher

Kimberly, I bet those Popsicles look like they're wearing tutus.

My daughter loves Popsicles, especially during the hot months of summer. The thing is, I don't like the mess they create. I've done everything I could think of to keep the mess to a minimum. Wrapping the stick with a napkin, breaking the Popsicle off of the stick and mashing it up in a bowl, etc. What works for us? A cupcake paper liner! Just cut a small hole in the bottom of the paper and insert the Popsicle stick. Voila!

Related: Popsicle in a Dixie Cup

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An upside down tutu!

smart! great idea. alternatively, i try to buy the miniature popsicles or icecream bars. 1) smaller portion 2) they finish it before it melts away.

We use fountain soda cup lids, the plastic disposable ones that you get from convenience stores. I cut a small slit in the lid for the stick and position it lip side up. Best of all, they're reusable and can go in the dishwasher.

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