Monday, October 1, 2012

Football Cake Pops

This past week and weekend was another busy one.   We had all the normal activities.   Work, school, football practice, soccer and swimming lessons.   Logan's football team was also having a bake sale.    Now I'm not much of a baker but I knew I wanted to make something different.   I didn't want to do the typical brownies or cupcakes.   When I icing a cupcake it looks like I did it left handed while blind folded.  I even have a fancy icing thingy from Pampered Chef!  

So after doing some searching I decided on football shaped cake pops.   I had all these grand ideas that I was going to do red ones and blue ones (team colors) and chocolate ones.   After I made the red cake I decided that was enough.   Instead of being a true red like I wanted, it was more of a pinkish red.  It wasn't until 11pm that I realized my mistake, I should have done an egg white only cake.  Apparently the yolks from the eggs tone down the color.   Who knew?

I wasn't too happy but had plans to make this my test cake.   Ha!

Then I realized how HARD it was to roll them into football shaped balls.   My biggest fear is they would look like turds on a stick!

They ended up not looking TOO bad, though the laces were tricky. I realized the error of my ways after the fact of course.   At least I'll be ready for next year!

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