Well, football season is almost over. Â It was a struggle keeping up with theÂ home teamÂ considering they now play on the other side of the country from me. I refused to purchase the NFL package after wasting a pretty penny on the MLB package (I’m still waiting for the Red Sox to reimburse me, damn it).
As we are on the cusp of the Superbowl, Â I still have some questions about this season left to be answered:
1. Who knew AndrÃ© 3000 could be a quarterback? Epic career change.
2. Why does ESPN have such a ragingÂ obsession with Tebow?
Seriously, give it up already.
3. Does this mean people will finally stop blaming the refs?
I often cringe when I hear some blabbering dipsomaniac spit on about how the refs suck. Â It’s clearly a very difficult job and if youÂ attemptedÂ it you would double suck at it.
Image Source: Bleacher Report
Now that we’ve all had a taste of what poor reffing isÂ really like, can the whining stop?
I will be spending next season journeying for the answers.
I’ll bet you’ve seen a lot of football-shaped foods on the World Wide Web. I will forgo the subject for something else this time.
Here’s what you need for your edible pom-poms:
-Â Cake and frostingÂ (or cookie dough without chips, brownie, cheesecake, whatever you want for your pops)
-Â Optional: lollipop sticks
-Â Licorice stringÂ
Simply click on the image below to order the color you need
-Â Candy meltsÂ (match them to your licorice string colors)
Click on image below to order what you need
Begin by crumbling up cake then mixing in frosting to create a moist, but not too sticky mixture. Roll into small balls and refrigerate until slightly firm.
Select your licorice string.
You want to cut the string into even, short pieces. It’s super easy to do in front of the TV.
Melt your candy melts. Dip part of the cake ball or cake pop into a little candy melt, then stick the licorice strings into the chocolate.
It’s okay to stick the string into the cake pop, but not far in. That’s self sabotage.
Continue spreading or dipping portions of the cake ball/pop with chocolate and inserting the licorice. Â You do not need to cover the bottom as that won’t be seen. Just dab chocolate there and allow to dry.
You can leave the edible pom-poms as little “truffles,” or dip lollipop sticks into chocolate andÂ insertÂ in bottom to create pom-pom pops.
Cute edible footballs are soooo 2012.
Make these for Superbowl, birthday or tailgating parties. Obviously these would be perfect for cheerleaders as well.
I can’t tumble. But I can jump and I can scream very loud. You better position me at the top of the pyramid.
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