If you are turning one, and you have a mom who likes to play with food, chances are greater than zero that some of these are going to your daycare:
They are just so much fun to make. The process is taken precisely from Bakerella's Street Party Cake Pops Tutorial. I was worried about finding the right pieces, but I pulled the Sixlets for the eyes from my local party store. My mom rescued some orange jelly beans from the bulk bins of candy at the grocery store.
I won't lie: it took an entire evening to make a baker's dozen of these. That's more time than the frog cake pops took. I pretty much had to hold each one for a few minutes while it was drying, althought the frogs could be propped upright.
It was a satisfying evening, though, because cake pops are fun and easy.
Even though Jacob doesn't know what a birthday is and can't eat the candies, I still wanted to commemorate the day the way I can--by giving him more hugs and kisses and crafty treats than he can possibly use. Next up: full cake.