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How to Make Thomas Cake Pops

Start with donut holes to make these adorable cake pops even easier!


Donut holes

Blue candy melts

Striped straws

Black licorice


White candy melts

Black candy melts

Candy eyes



Mini blue chocolate-covered candies 

Wax paper (to keep things from getting too messy!)


1.  Use straw to poke a hole at the bottom of each donut hole. Based on package instructions, melt the blue candy melts in a small drinking glass in the microwave (melt at 50% power so melts don't burn!). 

2. Dip 3/4" of straw into the blue melted candy and push into the hole. Repeat with all the donut holes and allow them to completely dry.

3. Snip ½” pieces of licorice and set aside.

4. Remelt the blue candy melt, if needed. 

5. Dip a donut hole into the glass to coat. Spin it around until it doesn’t  drip and place it in a tall glass or vase to harden.

6. In a small bowl, melt white candy melts in the microwave and add half of a black candy melt. Mix well to make Thomas gray.

7. Dip the donut hole or spoon on a gray face. Before it hardens, press on two candy eyes. 

8. When the gray has hardened, use melted gray candy and toothpick to add a nose.

9. If needed, dab the pop very gently to smooth the nose.

10. Melt a small bowl of white candy melts. Use a toothpick to add a mouth.

11. Remelt blue, if needed. Dip licorice in the blue melt and attach to top of donut hole to make a funnel!

13. Use toothpick to add 3 melted blue dots on each side of donut hole and attach blue chocolate-covered candy “wheels."

Jodi Levine is a crafter and author. Her books, Candy Aisle Crafts and Paper Goods Projects and her craft website are all about crafts made from everyday supermarket materials. Jodi contributes to national magazines and television shows and works with brands such as Fisher-Price and Mattel.

Crafts with small parts are not suitable for use by children under three.