Thing 1 & Thing 2 Push Up Pops
Recipe type: Cakes/Cupcakes
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Serves: 6-8
These fun push-up pops honor the late and great Dr. Seuss!!
  • 1 box white cake mix, prepared according to package directions
  • 1 small bottle red food coloring
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • ½ cup marshmallow creme
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • About 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 pkt Duncan Hines Cotton Candy Frosting Creations
  • White non-pareils
  • Blue raspberry cotton candy
  • Push-up pops (I found mine at Michael's! Google search 'Michael's coupons' and get a 50% off one!)
  1. First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Liberally grease a jelly-roll cake pan with cooking spray. Add the red food coloring to the cake batter and stir to combine. Pour the red vanilla batter into the pan, spread evenly, and bake until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean, approx. 15 minutes. Do not overbake. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  2. Using the actual push-up pop, cut circles out of the cake; set aside. Meanwhile, in the bowl of a stand mixer, prepare your frosting: cream together the butter, mallow creme, and vanilla. Gradually add the powdered sugar, until light and fluffy. Add the Cotton Candy packet to combine. Gently pour the frosting into a piping bag--you don't even need to attach it with a tip; just snip the end off.
  3. Place a red cake circle into the bottom of the pop; pipe with a generous Tablespoon or so of frosting, then sprinkle with white non-pareils. Add another cake circle, frost, and repeat once more. Frost the tops and add a tuft of cotton candy to create the crazy hair.
  4. Serve immediately, or cover with the included lids. Note that the cotton candy won't last very long on the cake pops and will begin to melt, so adorn them with the cotton candy before serving. This makes about 6-8 push-up pops.
Recipe by The Domestic Rebel at