If you’ve been paying attention, you know that I homeschool my kids.
Ugh. I know. They’re always here and they’re always in my business. Sometimes I really just want them to go visit Grandma for a month or two.
(Here’s my guide for NOT losing your mind while homeschooling!)
Most of the time, though, it’s pretty fabulous having the short people (okay, short person, since my oldest is officially just as tall as his mama) around all the time. I don’t want to brag or anything, but I’m pretty good at making humans. Mine are kind of awesome.
Because I think my kids are genuinely cool people, I like to celebrate the everyday. What does this mean? It means we eat a lot of cake for no reason. It means that we have random Secret Family Game Night Parties complete with invitations (made by my daughter and hand delivered to me, Daddy, and Bubba), party decor, snacks, and treats. It means, basically, that we look for reasons to have fun and celebrate life, for no reason at all other than the fact that celebrations are fun.
There is no law that says you can’t have a part any old time you please! I mean, if there was, I would totally be calling my senator and sending out those mass emails asking for signatures. Except, no, I probably wouldn’t. That sounds hard. I’d just hold secret parties in my basement on random Tuesday nights and cross my fingers that no one got arrested.
Anyway, my kids were being extra cute. I was in a good mood. The husband was actually going to make it home on time from work. My son had just finished up a big essay he was working on. My daughter finished her math without making me want to shout at her. Seems like a perfect time to par-tay. Bust out the confetti and streamers, because we’re having push up pops.
These would be all kinds of awesome for a birthday celebration, but we certainly enjoyed eating them just for fun!
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1 Funfetti Cake Mix, prepared according to package instructions
1 tub Funfetti Frosting
11 push pops containers
Spray a 17x12 jelly roll pan with non-stick cooking spray. Spread the prepared batter in the pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and cool completely.
Use the push pop containers to cut holes in the cake.
You'll use three cake circles per push pop. Lower the pop completely and press one circle of cake all the way down, using your fingers. It's okay if they get a bit smashed, as you'll be covering with frosting and more cake.
Pipe in some frosting to cover and repeat the layers for a total of 3 layers of cake and frosting per pop.