Monday, February 4, 2013

Yummy Football Cake Bites (or Pops)

So...did you watch the game yesterday?  As you may or may not have gathered, my middle child is a football fiend.  Doesn't matter who's playing--if there's a game on, he has to watch it.

Don't get me wrong, the rest of us like football, too, but none of us is obsessed the way he is.

So I knew we had to watch the game, and I thought it might be fun to make a special treat, so I made these cute little football cake bites (differentiated from cake pops by the marked lack of sticks).

Now don't laugh at me and my poor excuse for cake bites!  We are just going to eat them, after all--no need for perfection.  Or even pretty good-ness. 

I cannot for the life of me figure out how to 1. get the cake bite off the fork on to the wax paper to harden and cool without gouging the side of the thing (thereby ruining the coating) and 2. how to keep excess chocolate from pooling under the bites.  I mean, I would think that a full 180 seconds or so of holding the darn things over the bowl, tapping gently and scraping dripping chocolate away would be enough to avoid that pool.  I thought wrong, apparently.

The important thing is they tasted soooo good.  The secret to moist cake bites appears to be freezing the cake for a while (a while, as in three months--I used the leftover cake from Roger's birthday), then thawing it before turning it into cake pops or bites.  None of the other folks out there in blog-land with their cute little cake pops will tell you that.  Of course all of theirs probably just turn out moist and perfect as a matter of course.  *sigh*

Anyway, according to Buffalo Wild Wings, there are 214 days until the next football game.  But hey, just in case there's someone in your life as obsessed with football as my little MC, here's how to make your own football cake bites or pops.

Follow the basic cake pop instructions from here, except instead of forming balls, make football shapes.  Dip in chocolate (I used Wilton's dark chocolate candy melts) and allow to cool.  Use white chocolate or candy melts for the laces.  I put mine into a ziplock bag with just a tiny hole cut in the corner.  You could also use a toothpick or skewer or paintbrush to apply the laces.

If you're feeling especially ambitious (and you would have to be, to attempt this, which is why it's a good thing you have 214 days to practice), you could do football helmets like Jasmin at 1 Fine Cookie did.

Cut a triangle out of your cake balls, 1 fine cookie, football cake pops, football helmet, football helmet cake pops, football, football cake, football recipes, nfl recipes, football party ideas, football dessert table, nfl dessert table, dessert table, recipes, how to, diy, nfl cake pops, baltimore ravens, baltimore ravens cake pops, ravens cake pops, ravens, 49ers, san fransisco 49ers, san fransisco 49ers cake pops, 49ers cake pops, cake, pops, how to make cake pops, football cake pops, football helmet cake pops, Bears, bears cake pops, chicago bears cake pops, Bengals, bengals cake pops, cincinatti cake pops, cincinatti bengals, cincinatti bengals cake pops, Bills, buffalo bills, bills cake pops, buffalo bills cake pops, Broncos, broncos cake pops, denver broncos cake pops, denver cake pops, denver, Browns, browns cake pops, cleveland, cleveland browns, cleveland cake pops, bfl cake pops, cleveland browns cake pops, Bucaneers, bucaneers cake pops, tampa bay bucaneers, tampa bay bucaneers cake pops, tampa bay cake pops, Cardinals, cardinals cake pops, arizona cardinals, arizona cardinals cake pops, arizona cake pops, Chargers, chargers cake pops, san diego chargers, san diego chargers cake pops, Cheifs, chiefs cake pops, kansas city chiefs cake pops, kansas city cake pops, kansas city cake pops, Colts, Indianapolis colts, colts cake pops, indianapolis colts cake pops, indianapolis cake pops, Cowboys, cowboys cake pops, dallas cake pops, dallas, dallas cowboys cake pops, Dolphins, miami dolphins, dolphins cake pops, miami dolphins cake pops, miami cake pops, Philadelphia cake pops, philadelphia eagles cake pops, Eagles cake pops, Falcons, falcons cake pops, atlanta cake pops, atlanta falcons, atlanta falcons cake pops, Giants, giants cake pops, ny cake pops, ny giants, ny giants cake pops, Jaguars cake pops, jaguars, jacksonville jaguars, jacksonville jaguars cake pops, jaguars cake pops, Jets, ny jets, jets cake pops, ny jets cake pops, Lions, lions cake pops, detroit cake pops, detroit lions, detroit lions cake pops, sport cake pops, lions cake pops, Packers, green bay packers, green bay cake pops, green bay, packers cake pops, green bay packers cake pops, Panthers, carolina, carolina panthers, panthers cake pops, carolina cake pops, carolina panthers cake pops, Patriots, new england, new england patriots, patriots cake pops, new england cake pops, new england patriots cake pops, Raiders, oakland, oakland raiders, oakland raiders cake pops, raiders cake pops, oakland cake pops, Rams, rams cake pops, st. louis rams, st. louis, st. louis cake pops, rams cake pops, st. louis rams cake pops, Ravens, baltimore ravens, baltimore ravens cake pops, ravens cake pops, baltimore cake pops, Redskins, washington, washington redskins, washington redskins cake pops, washington cake pops, redskins cake pops, washington cake pops, Saints, New orleans, new orleans saints, new orleans saints cake pops, new orleans cake pops, saints cake pops, Seahawks, seahwaks cake pops, seattle cake pops, seattle seahawks, seattle seahawks cake pops, Steelers, pittsburgh steelers, pittsburgh, steelers cake pops, pittsburgh steelers cake pops, pittsburgh cake pops, texans cake pops, texan cake pops, houston texans, houston cake pops, houston Texans cake pops, texans cake pops, Titans, tennessee titans, Tennessee, titans cake pops, Tennessee cake pops, Tennessee cake pops, Vikings, vikings cake pops, Minnesota cake pops, minnesota vikings cake pops, minnesota, minnesota vikings, football helmet dessert,
 Are these not amazing?  Jasmin gives ingredients and instructions to make helmet cake pops for every. single. NFL team.  That's 32.  Thirty-two!  The woman, unlike me, is a cake pop goddess.
Happy football cake bite making!
(Oh, and if you're not in to football, try making baseballs or tennis balls or soccer balls.  Balls are a natural for cake pops!)

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...