Joey had a birthday.
So we made a cake.
And then they scooped it out of the pan into a bowl.
Then they crumbled it into crumbs.
Then Joey dumped in almost a whole can of frosting,
and mixed it up until it was nice and squishy.
Then we shaped it into balls,
but then flattened the balls on the top and bottom.
I then sliced some marshmallows into four slices and the kids cut little circles out of them using an icing tip.
Using some melted candy melts, the kids attached the marshmallow rounds to the tops of the cake balls.
Then we dipped the tips of lollipop sticks into the bit of melted candy and inserted them halfway into the pop.
While we waited for the pops to harden in the freezer, we melted a bag of candy melts in a double boiler,
then we dipped the cake pops into the melted candy and twirled and shaked to try to get the candy coating on evenly.
(Note: up until this step, this project is extremely kid-friendly. The dipping and twirling and shaking is not. I had never worked with candy melts and this was hard for me to do. The kids can dip the pops into the melted candy, but it is best for an adult to do the finishing.)
Can you tell what they are yet?
After the candy was nice and dry, it was time to give them faces.
Joey was happy with the results.
All that was left to do was to light the candles,
(These turned out nicely because I used the directions I found here. I used icing instead of decorator pens for the faces -- the pens would have been much easier.)