Most little kids like gross, scary things that are also fun to eat. And if you are not careful, the family dog will like these, too.
The Gourmand Mom
My boys are totally into anything gross and spooky these days so I made them these cake pops. Aren’t they cute? Cute and a bit time consuming to make. But, totally worth it for the perfectly creepy final product. They’re made with bright red velvet cake and have a fruit gusher candy nestled into the center to make them extra gross. I couldn’t wait to pack these disturbingly delicious treats into my sons’ lunch boxes for a surprise treat which would evoke shrieks from their tables of little friends at school.
Except, my dog; my darling, elderly dog; ate the cake pops, which I’d falsely believed were safe in the very center of the dining room table, surrounded by a barricade of heavy chairs. He ate every hand-crafted cake pop. Leaving a trail of chewed lollipop sticks scattered throughout the house as evidence of his misdeed.
Want to know the kicker?
He ate the cake pops while I was dragging the three kids out in the rain to pick up the dog food we needed for his dinner.
I wonder if he shrieked as he bit into the gushy center…
Learn from my mistake, dear friends. Make these cake pops, but be sure to store them in a place where your fuzzy friends are unable to help themselves.
Spooky Eyeball Cake Pops
1 13×9 inch red velvet cake
1 16-ounce container of cream cheese frosting (you won’t use it all)
Approximately 48 Gushers candies (available near the fruit roll-ups and fruit snacks)
About 4 dozen lollipop sticks
Approximately 4 cups white candy melts
Approximately 1/2 cup red candy melts
Approximately 48 gummi Lifesavers candies
Approximately 48 mini M&M candies