If you know me you know I love to bake and make goodies and treats!
My new favorite is Cake Pops!
We did a Mardi Gras Themed Super Bowl Party at our Friend Brad and Dee's but I thought we needed something Football themed so I decided to make Foot Ball Shaped Cake Pops.
This is a photo of Dee's Table Scape from the Party!
Now let's get started on our Pops!
First things first, get all your supplies out....
Now you could make the cake itself from scratch but we have a lot of work ahead so let's take the easy route.
You will need.....
1. Any size cake pan you choose(we will crush it up so it won't matter).
2.Cake mix (oil and eggs for the mix)
3. Stick for the pops
4. One tub of icing (again you could make this from scratch if time permits).
5. Wilton Candy Melts in Chocolate
6. Treat bags
7. Ribbon to tie your treat bags
8. Lastly a really creative way to display your pops(here I chose a terra cotta pot with styrofoam and fake grass on top to represent a football field).
Prepare the cake mix as directed
Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.
While the cake was baking, I made great use of my time and cleaned out and reorganized the fridge. You know women,,,,we are always multitasking!
The Cake is DONE!
Hope you are not afraid to get dirty because we are about to get really messy!
Next, you will mix the cake with a half tub of icing and mix it all together and roll it into little 1in footballs. (basically an oval shape- thinned out on each end).
Next, dip the sticks in a little bit of the melted chocolate and stick about 1/4 of the way in the middle of your football and stick them down in the styrofoam to chill. I chill my Pops over night but you could get away with an hour or two.
Time for the fun part!
Melt your chocolate for about 3-4 minutes, stirring every minute.
Dip your football straight down in the chocolate. Be sure you do not twist the pop once it is in the chocolate because it will fall off the stick.
Place the remaining half of your tub of icing in a decorating bag with a #2 or #3 Wilton tip to pipe the white lines on the football.
Lastly we will package them up and finish them off with Foot Ball Ribbon of course and stick them in flower pot for serving. I plan on using this pot during spring too for Easter Pops.
Ready to show my Latest Creation off at the Party!
To top it off The Super Bowl is a very special celebration for
Keith and I. We shared our very first date on
Super Bowl Sunday 2006.
Six years later I am more thankful than ever that I asked Keith to that Party! That's right Ladies,,,,I asked him out and I am PROUD of it.
Can't wait to hear how your pops turn out!