School was cancelled today because of snow and we have no school Monday because of conferences. All that time making cake pops .....is there some way to show tears streaming down the screen?
So I know it's a little early but J and C's school is celebrating on Friday. J's first grade class has to dress up as a character. I thought I had it made because my nephew has a "Cat in the Hat" costume. Of course I waited until the last minute to get it only to realize it was way too small!! What's a girl to do? Run to Walmart! I found the red shirt on clearance for $3, the pants $7 and the hat $1. I came home and fitted the hat to L's soccer ball and pulled out my trusty glue gun that I've had since college and I won't even tell you how long ago that was. I already had the blue yarn. I cut a bunch of strands, covered the head in hot glue and scrunched the pieces on and on and on... Technical, I know.
Just add a circle cut from felt and a cute kid and voila!
Also included in the Seuss Day are surprise guest readers throughout the day. I signed up for the last spot to read "Happy Birthday to You" For Dr. Seuss's b-day? No, for J's. He'll be 7 the next day. And I'll also be bringing in a special birthday treat:
Thing 1 and Thing 2 cake pops! Want to know more about what cake pops are and how to make them? Check out the queen of cake pops Bakerella! And if you like what you see go get her awesome new book. I got mine at Target. While I am not nearly as good as Bakerella, I did my best.
First I made balls with my red velvet cake and cream cheese frosting mixture.
I glued in the sticks with candy melts and then cooled them in the garage (securely covered of course) overnight. Next I wrote "Thing 1 and Thing 2" on a million unmelted white candy melts with edible ink pens which are much more difficult to use than one would imagine. I dipped the pops and stuck on the white candy melts while the red was still melty. My wonderful husband and my oldest boy made this way cool cake pop drying rack for me. Thanks guys! My end result:
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss and an even bigger Happy Birthday to my beloved J!!