I made a train of cake pops for a birthday party this weekend. They complimented Thomas' colours. Since it was a second birthday party, each pop was finished with a number 2.
Use a mini ice cream scoop to scoop balls that are even in size.
To make the pops, use 6 inch lollipop sticks.
Dip in melted candy and tap off excess coating. Place in a styrofoam tray to set.
Melt red candy melts and spoon into a piping bag. Pipe the number 2 on each cake pop.
Place in the boxcars and add a Thomas train at the front. To make the boxcars I used shoeboxes and filled them with styrofoam. I covered the boxes with fadeless red paper as though I was wrapping a gift. Using a wooden skewer, I punched holes in specific places so the cake pops would easily fit in.
Package each pop individually by placing a clear cellophane bag over top each one, bunching the bag together at the base of the pop. Tie with light blue ribbon. Curl ends of ribbon with the sharp edge of a pair of scissors.
Bring to a party and give away as loot bags.
For a more detailed tutorial explaining how to make cake pops, click here.
Happy Birthday Oliver!