USC Collegiate Cake Pops

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I love tailgate parties and cake pops are a perfect treat to bring along.
I guess it’s pretty obvious where my allegiance lies.
There are so many recipes and instructions for cake pops on other blogs and websites and of course there is the Queen of all Cake Pops, Angie at Bakerella so I’ll just show you what I came up with for my decorations.
I made my pops a little larger so I could have a larger surface area to place the edible images on. I like the larger size. They’re a touch less dainty for the guy tailgaters and they make a nice display. 
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To hold the pops upright, I placed them in a school mug filled with rice. I then covered the top of the rice with shredded paper. It makes for a very sturdy base that is bottom heavy. 
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The images? They’re made from edible paper printed with edible ink on a Pixma printer I use solely for this purpose. The paper works like regular printer paper and cuts easily. There is no backing. I “glued” the cut-out image with a very thin spread of piping gel applied with my finger.
I know not many people have this set up but a simple stencil can be traced from a downloaded image and painted over with candy coating or you can buy the edible paper and draw your own images or draw directly on the cake pops with edible ink markers. I like Americolor gourmet writers. Or make it super simple and colorful with polka dots.
Do you like polkas dots? I love them!
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They’re made by dipping an end of a lollipop stick in the candy coating. If they get a little pointy peak on them let them set until hardened and then rub your finger over the point. The heat from your finger will smooth them out.
I wanted flags on the sticks so I made some tags with well known ‘SC lingo.
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Ribbons are an easy way to add more color and texture too.
Cut two identical strips of ribbon. Place the color you want closer to the cake pop on top. Make a loop.
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Bring the loose ends of the ribbon through the loop and pull tight.
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Trim the ends at an angle. Now you have ribbon flags!
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So, what do you think? Would collegiate cake pops get your tailgate party on the scoreboard?
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Fight On!
On Wednesday, I’ll be kicking off a Meri Meri cupcake kit give-away with a tailgate theme. I hope you’ll get into the game!

For more USC Cake Pops, click HERE!

Need some edible images for your team’s cake pops?  
Send me an email and we’ll talk. 🙂
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  1. How adorable! They are almost too perfect to eat 🙂

  2. Those are cute, but look hard to make. I’ve got a tailgate post today as well.

    Funny coincidence.

  3. Wow. I just love those ribbons. Looks like the pops are wearing scarves:).

  4. These are adorable!!!! Have a fabulous night doll!

    Don’t forget to enter my 2 year blogoversary giveaway!

    Kori xoxo

  5. Of course, you know that last year I was the hit of the tailgate with the darling cupcake toppers that you inspired–and now this! Seriously, edible paper and ink! I’m crying “uncle,” although really, how hard could a tiger paw be? 😉 Thanks for sharing–these are (as always) adorable!

  6. Wow I’m so impressed….they are too pretty to eat! But can I have one….yum! 🙂

  7. They look to good to eat :-)Sending big hugs and sincere wishes for a weekend filled with joy, Katherine

  8. Where did you purchase your printer, ink, and paper from? I would love to get my hands on one of those babies! =D Maybe a link to it would be great!

  9. Those are too darling! XOXO

  10. yeah for you. hope you have a wonderful weekend 🙂

  11. LOVE THESE! I’m hosting a tailgate engagement shower at the end of the month… I may have to give these a try! xo

  12. WOW!!! Those are incredible. The only thing not fun about them is the team! 😉 Super impressive!!!

  13. They are too cute! Love your blog!

  14. So great as usual! I have to say the colors reminded me of my sorority – Chi Omega although we call them Cardinal and Straw. 🙂

  15. Marilyn,
    These are absolutely fabulous! I mentioned you and the precious pops on my blog today at LOVE them!

  16. so nice! lovely post

  17. Amazing! This would be great for this week’s Thematic Thursday. The theme is Super Bowl – Football. I hope you link up!