Well, football season is almost over.  It was a struggle keeping up with the home team  considering they now play on the other side of the country from me. I refused to purchase the NFL package after wasting a pretty penny on the MLB package (I’m still waiting for the Red Sox to reimburse me, damn it).
As we are on the cusp of the Superbowl,  I still have some questions about this season left to be answered:

 

1. Who knew André 3000 could be a quarterback? Epic career change.

 

andre 3000 huh

 

 

2. Why does ESPN have such a raging obsession with Tebow?

 

Teeeboooowww

Seriously, give it up already.

 

Can't throw his way

 

Thank you.

 

3. Does this mean people will finally stop blaming the refs?

 

I often cringe when I hear some blabbering dipsomaniac spit on about how the refs suck.  It’s clearly a very difficult job and if you attempted it you would double suck at it.

 

nfl replacement refs

Image Source: Bleacher Report

 

 

Now that we’ve all had a taste of what poor reffing is really like, can the whining stop?

 

 

I will be spending next season journeying for the answers.

I’ll bet you’ve seen a lot of football-shaped foods on the World Wide Web. I will forgo the subject for something else this time.

 

Here’s what you need for your edible pom-poms:

Ingredients

– Cake and frosting (or cookie dough without chips, brownie, cheesecake, whatever you want for your pops)

– Optional: lollipop sticks

– Licorice string 
Simply click on the image below to order the color you need

– Candy melts (match them to your licorice string colors)

Click on image below to order what you need

 

Begin by crumbling up cake then mixing in frosting to create a moist, but not too sticky mixture. Roll into small balls and refrigerate until slightly firm.

Select your licorice string.

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You want to cut the string into even, short pieces. It’s super easy to do in front of the TV.

 

Melt your candy melts. Dip part of the cake ball or cake pop into a little candy melt, then stick the licorice strings into the chocolate.

 

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It’s okay to stick the string into the cake pop, but not far in. That’s self sabotage.

 

Continue spreading or dipping portions of the cake ball/pop with chocolate and inserting the licorice.  You do not need to cover the bottom as that won’t be seen. Just dab chocolate there and allow to dry.

You can leave the edible pom-poms as little “truffles,” or dip lollipop sticks into chocolate and insert in bottom to create pom-pom pops.

 

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Cute edible footballs are soooo 2012.

Make these for Superbowl, birthday or tailgating parties. Obviously these would be perfect for cheerleaders as well.

 

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I can’t tumble. But I can jump and I can scream very loud. You better position me at the top of the pyramid.

 

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21 Responses to Edible Pom-Pom Cake Pops

  1. OMG where did you find the licorice string? I was looking all over town for it two years ago for green stuff I could use for a Christmas tree cake as the lights wire. I went to several grocery stores and the candy shop on South Congress and nobody had it. Then I looked again two Halloweens ago for black stuff and could only find wheels at Central Market.

    I must know your source! Aiieeeee!

    Oh and these pops are adorable. :D

  2. This is just brilliant! I love how fun and cute they are! :)

  3. nancy shelton says:

    I need red and white lace. Where can you find the white? These are just too cute! Thanks for sharing! Roll Tide!!!

    • Jasmin says:

      @Nancy, It would be lovely if some candy company made the laces in white, but sadly I have not seen any. I would just make them red.. You could always use white chocolate to dab a dot of white on some of the red ends if you really want the white.

  4. Jill @ Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons says:

    Great idea…love them!

  5. Lizy b says:

    These are darling! Found you today through craft gossip? I just had one of those ‘how have I never read this blog before’ moments!! So happy to be following along now!

  6. whoa! where the heck have you been all my life?!?! FINALLY a funny post and an awesome tutorial that i giggled my way thru. even though i have no clue what all the football is about, i certainly was thrilled to find the end of the story being these pom poms!!! SQUEE! they are pure awesomeness! i’m following you via RSS-yay! :>D

    • Jasmin says:

      @lisa, I’m here! you found me, lover! thanks so much for following. I am happy that there are people put there who squeal like me over food. Thankfully, the pom poms can be used for other purposes aside from football.

  7. Donna says:

    for small batches they sell those “rips” colored licorice packs at the grocery store…only like 1.50 each…this is so cute…and I’m dying to try your marshmallow birthday cake recipe….but…I’m on a diet…and not sure it would make it to the kiddo party… ha,ha thanks!

  8. Krista Williams says:

    Do you know of a place I can order purple and orange? I am doing it for my daughters cheer team that made it to Worlds in Orlando Florida!! Go PCM

    • Jasmin says:

      @Krista, If you look at the ingredient list above,there is a little thumbnail for grape lace. Click on it to order. Orange is not available (to my knowledge). So you could order a different color and just use orange luster dust to paint it (order that here), or spray using food color spray (order here.

  9. Lanae says:

    Cant wait to try these on some cupcakes.

  10. Carolyn P says:

    Ain’t nobody got time of dat

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