One of my son’s favorite snacks is a cake pop from Starbucks. Surprise, surprise right- so is every other kid’s in America. I made these adorable DIY Fake Cake Pops for my son to bring to school and add them to his VPK class Starbucks store.
You’re probably thinking what, this kid has a Starbucks at his school? That would be amazing right. Mommy would probably do a little more volunteering if that were the case:)
My 4-year old’s amazingly creative VPK teacher has a play Target and Starbucks area in her classroom. I get pictures all day long of my son shopping for cars at Target while drinking his pretend hot chocolate or chai tea latte from Starbucks (mommy’s fav)!
Just before Christmas break his teacher had mentioned she wanted to add some fake cake pops to their Starbucks store which got me thinking this was the perfect project for me. So, I made a quick run to Michaels, got out my Cricut, and got to work. Check out how incredibly easy it is to make these DIY Fake Cake Pops and what a cute and fun addition they would be to your child’s play kitchen.
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- Foam Balls
- Cake Pop Sticks
- Foam Glue
- Super Glue
- White Sprinkle Balls
- Pink & Brown Acrylic Paint
- Paint Brush
- Paint foam balls colors of choice. I used pale pink and brown to match my little one’s favorite cake pops at Starbucks. Set them aside and let them dry—about 24 hours.
- Once the balls are dry, apply a small dab of foam glue to the end of the cake pop stick and then insert it into the ball. Set aside to dry once more—about 24 hours.
- Tip- if you use too much foam glue it may take much longer to dry and may not even fully harden. Once I realized this, I just pulled the stick out and put a small of dab of super glue on the tip of the stick and reinserted the stick- it dried in just a few seconds. It’s up to you if you want to try skipping the foam glue altogether and just try super glue. From what I have read, using anything but foam glue may cause the foam to melt, which may release a strong chemical. Since I was making my DIY Fake Cake Pops for my son’s play Target/ Starbucks store, I didn’t want to chance any weird chemical smells.
- Attach white sprinkle balls to the top of the cake pops using the foam glue. Allow them to dry another 24 hours.
- Once your DIY Fake Cake Pops are completely dry, display in a cute pail or cup. I found mine from the Target dollar spot. For a nice added touch, spray them with some vanilla body spray!
- If you have a Cricut, create a sticker for the outside. Viola!!
Have you tried making fake or play food? What are some of your favorites to make? Please share in the comments below.
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Meagan is in her mid-thirties and has been married for almost 10 years. She is a proud boy mom, happily navigating her way through the toddler years. She met her husband 20 years ago in high school; they got married 10 years later after graduating from the University of South Florida. Meagan currently helps run a family business with her parents and sister, while blogging about her life and taking care of her three-year-old son full time (at work)!
When she isn’t chasing her son around and constantly picking up Matchbox cars, she enjoys spending time with her family on a beach anywhere. She also loves decorating and organizing her home, delving into fun DIY projects, bargain shopping, and eating at unique restaurants. She also loves Barbecue anything and a good show or movie on Netflix.