Saturday, February 5, 2011

Football Cupcakes

Ok, I think I should warn you. I'm an avid football fan, wait, an avid Packer fan. When the Mr and I moved to CO, I got tickets for a preseason game, Broncos v. Packers. Yeah it was pretty awesome. I even made a shirt, tie-dyed it green and yellow and spray painted "Rodgers is my home boy" on it! Yeah, it's like that. So when my team made it to the Superbowl (YE-YEAH!!) I had to go all out for food!! Today I made up some Touchdown Cupcakes!

That's how they end up! Too cute, huh? Here's how :

I made 1 box of Yellow cake mix, and 1 box Devil's food cake mix. I bought the cheapest cupcake wrappers I could find, and the turned out being THE BEST! I bought the FOIL ones, and you don't even have to stick them in a muffin pan, you can just put them on a baking sheet and pop them in the oven! I was able to make over 50 cupcakes using only 2 pans!! You follow the instuctions on the box for the cupcakes.

I made a double batch of the cream cheese frosting, and tinted it green. I love cream cheese frosting. Then I frosting the cupcakes using a standard star tip. On a few of the cupcakes, I put pudding in the middle. The Mr loves chocolate pudding, and I wanted to surprise him.

Ok, once frosted, let them sit there for a little bit so the frosting can harden a little bit. My overall "vision" isn't done yet! I took the "almond bark" baker's chocolate and melted some in a glass bowl in the microwave. I got this tutorial from Ang over at Angie's Creative Corner, on Cupcake toppers! I printed out the picture I wanted to draw in chocolate, then snagged some wax paper.

Once the chocolate was melted, I poured the chocolate into a ziploc baggie. The first time, this happened :

Then I got smart on the 2nd color, and put the bag in a cup, so I could hold the bowl with both hands.

Then started to draw. The chocolate was really melty so it came out very fast, even though it was such a tiny tiny hole I cut!!

So, now I've got lots of little footballs (and goal posts!) I let them harden while I watched some Ugly Betty and Eureka. Then when the footballs were solid, I folded back the wax paper, and put them on the cupcakes!

Ta da!! Some only have goal posts and some only have footballs, cuz it was really hard to draw 50+ footballs/goal posts before the chocolate in the baggie started to solidify! But this was way fun and super easy!! Now, how do I send these to Dallas before tomorrow?!

Love for all things green and gold (including my cupcakes!) Go Pack!

1 comment:

  1. It was great!! I was on my toes half the game! We had awesome, typical party snacks. Pigs in a blanket, tiny meatballs, chips and dip, veggies and dip...mmmm it was so good! I wish I would have hosted it so I could make cute cupcakes like that!