Pom Poms

Baking By carleen2140 Updated 27 Oct 2007 , 4:33am by carleen2140

carleen2140 Posted 26 Oct 2007 , 2:23am
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I been ask to make Pom Pom cookies for a cheerleading competition, and I have no idea where to start. Has anyone ever made these? Or have any ideas on how to these. TIA
Carleen

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sgilmer Posted 26 Oct 2007 , 2:29am
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You could probably cut round cookies and pipe the ribbons or whatever they are with the grass tip over the whole thing.

cariage Posted 26 Oct 2007 , 2:41am
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are they supposed to be pom pom shaped or have pom poms on them? We have a sticker that has just the silhouette of the poms. It is one pom overlapping the other. That would be easy to do and put the cheerleaders name in a contrasting color on top of the pom. I have done megaphone cookies. (sorry no pics). Outlined the megaphone and filled in with large tip, then wrote the girls name on top. They were easy to do and got rave reviews. Let me know if you would like to see a pic of the pom pom shape I used

fragglerock1 Posted 26 Oct 2007 , 3:13am
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I agree with sglimber, a round cookie cutter using the grass tip would work great. To get the multi-colored look, you could do two or three small icing plugs in one pastry bag.

carleen2140 Posted 26 Oct 2007 , 8:25pm
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Thanks for the tips.
sqilmer, fragglerock........I tried your suggestion and the result was the cookie was very heavy after the icing was on, I had to use a lot of icing
with the grass tip and afterward all the icing started to flow together and the "grass" started to fall. I tried different thickness of the icing and by the time it stood on it's own, there was so much powder sugar that no one could eat it. I used RI. Does someone have a different icing they think I should use?

cariage, yes please show me what you have. Thanks
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amastercreation Posted 27 Oct 2007 , 1:56am
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maybe using a flower cookie shape and use tip #2 or #3 for each color. if you look at my flower cookie on my pics, that shape might work and I used tip #3 for the outline of each petal. Also to give it the pom pom effect, you could bake the cookies with sticks.

RI might be the best way to go.

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leily Posted 27 Oct 2007 , 2:12am
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My suggestion is.... m
-make a round cookie.
-Do straight lines out of one color on cookies with spaces in between (kinda like a spider maybe.. I don't know how to explain it very well)
-Let dry while doing rest of cookies
-When done with first color on all of the cookies go back and use a second color on top of all of the cookies filing in between the first cookie

I tried to draw what I mean in Paint, but my skills in that program suck. So I hope you get what I am trying to say.
LL

SazzyG Posted 27 Oct 2007 , 2:35am
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You could make mini cupcakes and use the grass tip and BC. 2 or 3 colors in your pipng bag depending on the cheerleader colors.

idoweddingcookies Posted 27 Oct 2007 , 2:37am
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I had this saved in my favorites.. sorry I don't know who did it and I can't find it in the gallery.
Hope this helps.
LL

lorrieg Posted 27 Oct 2007 , 2:49am
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You could cut a strip of fondant and make a fringe, roll the thing like a rose and "fluff" . For example cut 1 1/2" x 5" and cut 3/16" (or so) x 1" bits all the way down the 5" side and then carefully roll the uncut 1/2" up and sort of squeeze it to keep it together and fluff the top.

carleen2140 Posted 27 Oct 2007 , 4:33am
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There are some great ideas here. I'm going to try all of them. I never thought of fondant. I definitley will try that. I'm toying with the idea of a round cookie, on a stick with fondant. I think that might work. I'll post pics when complete. There are 16 teams, and 2 colors each. I like the square cookie, but with the team name (falcons, hawks, etc) and the poms in the team colors. That might work too.
Thanks everyone. I knew if I asked I would get help.

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