I had already baked a simple pineapple cake and used that up to make the 'POM POM' (doesn't this remind you of the autorickshaw horns in India)....Oh, I get distracted quite easily, so coming back to the pom poms...
All you need to do is bake a cake, you can bake any cake even a boxed cake will taste yummy!! Break the cake apart and get ready to make melted chocolate...really do I need to put this down. Just put some chocolate chips or a chocolate bar of your choice on a double boiler (ok let me make this easy!). Just throw some (it depends on how many pom poms you'd like to make) in a microwave safe bowl and pop it into the microwave for a few seconds. Just make sure you keep stirring them, so as to not burn them. Burnt chocolate doesn't taste so good!
I used about 1 cup of chocolate chips and I basically heated it on the stove. I wouldn't suggest doing that as I'm just plain lazy and like to cut corners.
So after you've broken the cake and added some chocolate in it, you can start making balls similar to the way we make ladoos. Once, you've done that, just dip your cake pom poms into the chocolate and roll them properly till they get completely covered.
Family picture time!
Dip it and place them on a cookie sheet or parchment paper to let them dry. You can even pop them in the freezer if you want to eat them in the next 10 minutes and they'll harden.
If you like them plain, you're done. If you like them like I do with some sprinkles on top, then you can put anything that you'd like. Next time I want to make abstract shapes and designs on top of these pom poms. You can also make truffles out of this melted chocolate and not use any cake. It's a nice way of using up any leftover cake! Enjoy.