By Ashley of Sugar & Cloth
It may be safe to say that pom poms are going to be the next polka dot, but if not, they’re definitely a close second. Now, add some cake to that combination and you’ve got yourself one heck of a DIY.
This DIY pom-pom cake is super simple to make, and these handmade, edible pom poms can be tinted in whatever colors you like. Serve up slices of this cheerful pom-pom cake at birthday parties, showers, or simply for dessert. Plus, this project is a great way for the kids to help decorate the cake without getting too messy!
1. Add a small dab of gel food coloring to a piece of plain white dough or fondant with the end of a toothpick.
2. Massage the dough and coloring in your hand until the color is completely mixed throughout the white dough or fondant. Tip: Avoid touching the gel directly with your hands because it will stain. Instead, fold the dough over a few times until the coloring is mixed enough to fully massage the rest.
3. Repeat steps above for other colors; once all colors are thoroughly incorporated, tear off little pieces and roll them into uniformly sized little balls to make the pom poms.
4. Frost a cake and press each pom pom into the frosting.
I think it makes for a really fun, whimsical cake that’s simple to make. Of course, cake is always better with a candle, too.
Photos: Jared Smith
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