For Cole's 3rd Flag Football game I decided cupcakes would be fun to do. WELL fun was what I thought and felt when I made the cupcakes. THE overcast day turned into an 80 degree day leaving my cupcakes looking like pools of blue frosting. GRRRR ... Well at least they were cute when we first got there, and a few of the kids even said thank you. One of the mom's even came over "To SEE what Super Mom made". Have you ever had a person say something about you and you could just feel the sarcasm? YUP that comment and little smile was so touching ... NOT.
Now onto the cupcakes! I wanted to do something new with a cupcake! His team is the NY Giants (yes no clue we live in Washington but hey go with it). The colors are blue and red. So I made cupcakes in a red cupcake liner and then I made a pop of color with blue frosting!
I used my favorite white cake mix for the cupcakes and my sturdy buttercream frosting. Click the names for the recipes. I've posted the recipes so many times for the sake of my regular readers I've stopped posted the same recipes over and over again :).
I took wilton blue icing color to tint the frosting to the right color. I pipped it on and then went on to making the little footballs to top the cupcakes.
What you need:
Chocolate Covered Almonds
White Decorating Icing
Take a chocolate covered almond using your white decorating icing make a line across the long way then add 3 lines across that line to resemble laces on a football. I started with a fun sparkle Wilton decorating icing but it wouldn't set up and started to run. I switched to the normal Wilton White Icing that was sturdy and stayed put.
After all the cupcakes were frosted and the almonds were decorated and added to the top of the cupcakes I did my normal trick and put them in a clear cup, added a clear bag and tied it with a red ribbon to stay with the color theme. Mind you I buy all this at the Dollar Tree. 10 plastic cups $1 (used 2 1/2 packages), 25 plastic bags $1 and roll of ribbon $1.
Another simple one to make!
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