October 17, 2011

Football Cupcakes

First of all: I completely changed the blog! How do you like it? I’d love some feedback.  And now onto some baking:

One Saturday morning, I missed a couple of texts from a friend.  By the time I read them, here’s the story I got: *basically* the cake they attempted for their son’s birthday didn’t turn out, the party was in 3 1/2 hours, could I make something, and then never mind, that’s not nearly enough notice. 

well, I’m not one to pass up making some treats.  So I called her to find out exactly what she wanted, and that I would definitely make some football themed cupcakes!  Perfect time of year for it!  I had to think fast, and here’s what I came up with:

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I started with this white cake recipe, in cupcake form.  It makes exactly 36 cupcakes!

Then I made a triple batch of buttercream, divided it and left some white, colored part brown and most green.  (I did have a fair amount left over, but better too much than too little right?)

I piped the grass with the Wilton grass tip #233, then the footballs with a #10, and the lacing with a #2.

I was really happy with how they turned out!  Thankfully, so was my friend :) DSC_0387

6 comments:

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Those are adorable! Perfect footballs. :) I'd love for you to share these on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

Neyssa said...

These are so adorable! I can't believe you came up with them so quickly! You really need to move to Seattle so you can help me when I have a treat crisis!
I also love the new blog layout. The colors are a great choice.

Renee said...

I love the texture of the grass on these cupcakes!
Following your Pinterest from Something Swanky.
http://attackofthehungrymonster.blogspot.com/

Shawnandmeganplus4 said...

You saved us! They were so cute and good!!

Lewis N. Clark said...
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Lewis N. Clark said...

I'm filled with football cupcake ideas and this is the first football party dessert with many to come. Decorating football cupcakes can be ..allenamenti prima squadra