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One of the things I love about the summer is that I get to spend quality time with my kid reading, swimming, crafting and baking. Being a teacher’s daughter, I especially love when we can incorporate a little learning into our summertime fun. Recently my kids have been obsessed with space and learning about the galaxy, planets and space exploration. When I discovered that Space Exploration Day is on July 20th, I decided it was the perfect excuse for a celebration. Let your kids explore to infinity and beyond with these fun and delicious rocket ship cake push pops.
I teamed up with Pillsbury™ to help make this simple celebration lots of fun. I love the ease and convenience of Pillsbury baking mixes and the new Pillsbury Filled Pastry Bags, it makes baking with kids such a breeze. These rocket ship cake push pops are a great activity to spend doing with the kids one afternoon. And, while you are baking together, you can talk about what parts of space they would love to explore.
What You Will Need:
- Pillsbury™ Funfetti® Baking Mix
- Pillsbury™ Filled Frosting Bag
- Push Pop Containers
- Gold Star Sprinkles
- Galaxy Sprinkles
- Silver Scrapbook Paper
- Gold, Red and Orange Streamers
- Hot Glue Gun
Start by mixing up the Funfetti® Baking Mix. My girls love taking turns cracking eggs, and mixing in the ingredients, even though I’m sure it’s just so they can lick the batter when they are done.
Pour the cake mix into a 9×13 baking dish and bake on 350 for 30-35 minutes or until the cake starts to turn golden brown.
While the cake is in the oven baking have the kids help you prepare the pieces for the rocket ships. Cut out 3″circles from the silver scrapbook paper. Use your scissors to cut a slit to the middle of the circle and then bring the sides together to create a cone shape. Use hot glue to attach the cone to the lid of your push pop container.
Cut out two triangle shapes for each push pop container you plan to fill. Use hot glue to attach the rocket ship wings to the bottom of the push pop container.
Once the cake is done baking remove it from the oven and let it cool completely. Once the cake is cool take a small circle cookie cutter and begin cutting out pieces of the cake.
Place a piece of the cut cake in the bottom of your push pop container and gently press down so it is wedged in the bottom of the container.
Use the Pillsbury™ Filled Frosting Bag to pipe the icing directly on top of the cake. These nifty little bags make this task so much easier and neater, than trying to have to spoon icing into the container.
Add a scoop of galaxy themed sprinkles.
Continue repeating the layers until your container is full. Add a final dollop of icing and gold star sprinkles.
Add the lid to your push pop container and hot glue gold, red and orange streamers to the bottom of the container to complete the look.
3, 2, 1…these rocket ship cake push pops are ready for blast off! What good does a rocket ship do if you don’t have a galaxy to explore? Pair these rocket ship cake push pops with our galactic space cupcakes for a truly extraordinary space themed celebration.
My kids were so excited about enjoying these treats and we had lots of fun celebrating Space Exploration Day with our out-of-this world themed treats.
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