Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Are you ready for some football?

Somehow, I've managed to make it through week 5 of the NFL season with a 4-1 record in my fantasy football league.  I'm pretty proud of my team (the Rush Puppies), especially considering how poorly the season started last year.

Although I'm not really a fantasy football wizard, I like to think that I am a wizard when it comes to throwing a good party.  (I'm so modest, right?) 

So, if you're having friends over to watch a game, you might want to try out these cake pops.  (I made them for the Super Bowl last year, and I hope to make them again soon.)



I took my inspiration from Bakerella and made some cake pops in the shape of footballs.  You can find the basic instructions for making cake pops here.   

For these, I used chocolate cake mixed with chocolate icing.  Then I shaped them into little footballs and chilled them in the freezer.  I melted some chocolate chips and shortening together to dip them in and drew the laces on with white icing.  (Tip: the smaller ones held up a bit better, as the weight of the footballs made a few too heavy to stay on the stick.) 

They were adorable, and tasty too!



Do you make any fun football-themed desserts?


6 comments:

  1. Oh, those are cute! I'm not a big football fan, so I can't offer anything better than football shaped cookies!

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  2. Congrats on being a good "coach"! lol! Love those cake pops, I have always wanted to try making them - one of these days I will haha

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  3. I will have 5 of those cookies right now, please!

    Your pal, Pip

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  4. Not a football fan, but those are adorable, not to mention, sound delish! Hmmm... maybe I'll shape mine to look like basketballs? (March Madness lasts all year long at our house.)

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  5. houndstooth - Football cookies sound good to me!

    Stacy - They take some time, but they're always a big hit at parties.

    Pip - If only I could send them through the Internet!

    jen - Me too. :)

    Talking Dogs - Basketballs would totally work! You could dip them in orange candy melts and draw black lines on with icing.

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Spoonfuls of sugar...

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