Both my girls had their 1st day of school this week, so, I decided to make them a special treat! I'm sure this idea is out there somewhere in magazines or blogs, but, I have had this book forever that everything is made from a cake mix. This pencil was in the book. I knew someday I would want to make it. The pan I have is kinda warped in the middle which makes the cake rise higher in the middle instead of it being level. So, when I cut the cake and put the ends together, there was a dip in the middle of the pencil. My loving husband pointed that out to me right away. Thanks hon! My daughter is in 4K not 4X. I know, I know, that is what it looks like. Oops! Plus, we had a little glitch with my youngest as you can see in the one picture. Not a happy camper, but, a little persuading, ok, begging and she was fine.