I really miss blogging, so this is my attempt to come back for a bit and blog about something light-hearted…and since football season is upon us, so I wanted to share a quick and easy treat idea for the games!
**Before I move on with this post, I just want to say thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers as we continue to go through everything going on with Bryan. It seems we have sort of fallen into a little bit of a routine. Treatments are bi-weekly, and while the treatments themselves have become somewhat miserable at times for Bryan, we are so thankful that we can count down now. He has six treatments left, and so as of now, he will be finished the week of Thanksgiving — talk about a huge blessing to give thanks for this year! We still miss our normal social lives, and being careful around being around crowds has been a bummer as we have had to miss things we would have loved to attend. But, it’s a season of our lives right now, and the hope that life will resume as normal as can be after this is a huge encouragement. Your continued prayers especially on the days of his treatments and the few days following where he feels the worst, would definitely be appreciated! God has given us a wonderful community around us and we feel very loved. If Bryan could hug each one of you, I know he would!**
Bryan and I had a Fantasy Football draft over the weekend, and I wanted to make something football-ish for dessert. I scoured Pinterest for ideas, but nothing really struck me. So, I decided to give this easy treat a try!
The frosting took a little bit of time, but less than I was anticipating, so I am still calling these easy. 🙂
What You Need:
- Football Party Picks: Amazon (You can reuse these too!)
- Frosting: I will post the recipe I used below, but you could use any frosting you like!
- Green and Blue Food Coloring
- Chocolate Cupcake Mix
- Cupcake Liners
- #233 Decorating Tip: Amazon
- Decorating Bags & Coupler: I bought these at a local baking store a while ago, but you could buy on Amazon too.
- Bake the cupcakes according to the box directions.
- Mix the frosting (recipe below) and color it green. Tip: Use both green and blue food coloring if you want a dark green. Mine didn’t turn out quite as dark as I wanted to, but that’s because I found the idea to use blue after I had already used too much green.
- After the cupcakes have cooled, use the #233 tip to make “grass”. Set up your decorating bag & coupler with the decorating tip. The best way to do this is to go on a straight angle and pull up quickly to make the “grass” effect. You can practice on one first to make sure you like how it looks…plus, then you have one to sample yourself. 😉
- Put in the football picks!
- Refrigerate. I refrigerated mine because the frosting I used was buttercream and it was starting to melt a little as I decorated. This would be optional depending on the type of frosting you decide to use!
8 tablespoons butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
3-4 tablespoons milk (divided)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Blend butter on low speed until fluffy for 30 seconds; add sugar, 3 tablespoons milk and vanilla; blend on low speed for one minute until sugar is incorporated. Increase speed to medium and beat about one minute until light and fluffy; add up to 1 tablespoon more milk if frosting seems too stiff.
I hope you enjoy this quick and easy idea to add a fun football treat to game days! We are happy it is almost fall and football season around here!
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