Are you ready to rumble? No? How about hang out with friends, watch commercials, and eat too much? Me too, but only on Superbowl Sunday! I can’t say I’m a big football fan (baseball and basketball are my sports of choice), but I have a lot of fun at superbowl parties, and enjoy coming up with ideas for the super-smorgasbord. Take for example these
adorable manly and delicious Superbowl Stadium cupcakes.
Unfortunately, I don’t have enough photos for a full tutorial, but here are the general steps:
- Bake a batch of your favorite cupcakes (I used a recipe for silver cake – it’s an old fashioned, lightly lemon-flavored cake).
- Whip up a batch of your favorite buttercream icing (I use Wilton’s recipe). Divide it in half and dye one half green.
- Fill a pastry bag with the green icing and use a shell/star tip to ice half the cupcakes. Make dots and pull straight up to make grass.
- Cover the bottom of a container with green deco sugar, deep enough and wide enough for dipping the iced cupcakes into it.
- Cover the bottom of another container with rainbow nonpareils/round sprinkles in the same way.
- Ice the other half of the cupcakes with a spatula and the white icing.
- Roll the tops of white-iced cupcakes into the green sugar in one straight motion, so that you get a strip of green sugar down the center.
- Dip both sides of the tops of the same cupcakes into the rainbow sprinkles, covering the portion that did got get rolled in the green sugar (refer to the photo if I’ve lost you).
- Melt semi-sweet chocolate chips in a bowl in the microwave on 30 second bursts, stirring each time, until melted.
- Lay out wax paper onto the counter and spread/pipe the melted chocolate into football shapes, slightly smaller than the size the tops of your cupcakes. You’ll need as many footballs as you have green-iced cupcakes.
- Melt white chocolate chips in a bowl in the microwave on 30 second bursts, stirring each time, until melted. Divide in half.
- Take one half of the white chocolate, and using a pastry bag, pipe the laces of the footballs onto the chocolates.
- Using the same pastry bag of white chocolate, pipe the yard and goal lines on the green sugar “fields” on the white-iced cupcakes.
- Take the remaining portion of melted white chocolate and add yellow food coloring, mixing well.
- Make a new pastry bag with this yellow chocolate and, onto another piece of wax paper, pipe goal post shapes. You will need twice as many of these as you have of the white-iced cupcakes, but you should make extra in case they break.
- Let the chocolates cool (you can put them in the freezer). Once they are hardened, carefully peel them off of the wax paper and stick them into your cupcakes as you see in the photo.
Now just put them on a nice, manly plate and serve!
Here are a few other superbowl gems from around the web:
Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Footballs from candy.about.com
A Round-up of Superbowl Dessert Ideas from Room for Dessert
A whole spread of food ideas – Dressed Up Superbowl from Event Lucky