Sunday, January 8, 2012

Touchdown Football Pops!



I have decided to take a break from watching our Falcon's team loose to NYG. It's getting pretty bad. However, we did make these really cute touchdown pops yesterday and my boys just loved them!

Here is what you need...

Popsicle/Craft Sticks
1 Chocolate Cake Mix
1 Can of Chocolate Frosting
Chocolate Candy Coating
Betty Crocker White Cookie Frosting
Yellow Edible Marker (unless you have yellow sticks)

We were going to just make Football Cake Pops on a lollipop stick, but thought that would be a bit boring. We decided to make goals out of popsicle sticks! I think stores sell yellow sticks, but we just colored the front side of ours with yellow edible marker. We used 3 sticks to make 1 pop. We cut one of the sticks in half with scissors. We colored one side of them and glued them together to make the goal. Leave just a little bit of the stick poking out of the top to stick the football cake on.

We made our Football Cake Pops by baking 1 chocolate cake mix using the box directions. Let that cool. Scoop out half of it in a bowl. We baked a 9x13 cake, but scoop out the whole thing if you bake a 8x8. Break the cake into tiny crumbs with a fork or just mix with a mini chopper. Mix about half of a can of chocolate frosting with the cake crumbles until moist enough to form the footballs. Here is what our footballs looked like...


Melt the chocolate coating in the microwave 1 minute..then every 20 seconds until melted. Dip the tip of the middle stick of the goal in the chocolate. Press a football on stick and spoon on the chocolate to coat the whole football. Place on waxed paper to dry.

When the footballs are dry... pipe on white icing to make the stripes and laces. We used Betty Crocker white cookie frosting and it worked well.



Here is my little 5 year old Falcon's fan....


Now that we have dealt with a horrible loss today to the Giants, we have switched gears to the New Orleans Saints. They deserve to win the Super Bowl for how they have been playing. Who dat!

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17 comments:

  1. Oh these are just brilliant! where do you get all your ideas from?
    Just stopped by to let you know that I featured your Quarterback snack on my round tuit post this week!
    Round Tuit 83
    Thanks again for linking up! Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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  2. So adorable! My daughter would pretend to hate them because she hates football...but she's love them! :)

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  3. THese are waaaaaaaaay cute!! I hope you will link them up at TGIF On Friday (http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/search/label/Linkey%20Parties) I know my readers would love them too!
    Beth =-)

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  4. These are really clever! Great job and sorry about the loss to NYG.

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  5. Thanks! It was a terrible loss! The good news is.... I am a big Broncos fan since I grew up in CO and that was a fantastic game! Our night wasn't so bad after all.

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  6. Oooh, what a clever idea for a Super Bowl party. Just pinned this to my Pinterest. Thank you. Found you on Living Life Intentionally's TGIF link up. ~Julie

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  7. Hi!! Very cute! I love all of your football food related items! My husband is a football coach and during football season I try to send goodies to school for his coaches! These are way cute! Thanks for sharing!
    Visiting from TGIF!
    Trina
    http://teachingmyblessings.blogspot.com/

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  8. I should have known(when I saw the thumbnail on TT&J)that something this cute was yours:) Sooo clever to add the goal post!

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  9. This is way toooo cute!! You always have such fun & creative things in your blog. Would really love it if you could share this here -

    http://www.mamamiasheart2heart.com/2012/01/sharing-saturday.html

    Thanks so much and have a great weekend.

    ~MiaB

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  10. Seriously! How cute are these? Love them! Thanks so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday! Hope to see you back this week :)

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  11. cute idea

    Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday
    Hope to see you next time

    Natasha xx

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