Ah, Superbowl Sunday. The perfect excuse to hang out with friends, drink beer, eat terrible-for-you-food (sort of negated my run the next day) and bake some football-themed cupcakes.
Cupcakes are the ultimate party dessert. You can have your fancy petit fours, I’ll take a cupcake.
We spent our Superbowl Sunday in Hoboken at the home of my sister-in-law’s fiancee’s sister and her husband (I’ll pause while you figure that one out)….. Got it? They had a little get-together with the siblings and spouses and a few other couples. We paid our $20 to be in the pool and randomly chose squares on a board. Scores were later assigned to each square.
We nibbled on chips and guacamole, chicken wings, meatballs, bruschetta and pizza. It was delicious. While we made fun of the Black Eyed Peas during the halftime show, we broke out my cupcakes.
I opted to make vegan gingerbread cupcakes with lemon frosting so my sister-in-law could have them, and because these cupcakes are so full of flavor anyway, no one would miss eggs or milk. The recipe came from “Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World”.
I bought a new piping tip so I could make grass and formed mini footballs out of marzipan. I think they turned out pretty cute, and everyone seemed to enjoy them.
Oh, and that pool we entered? We ended up winning three out of the four quarters and took home $85. Not too shabby.
I do have to say that I’m glad football is over and done, and I’m waiting patiently for baseball. I think there may be some baseball cupcakes or cookies in the future for the Mets’ opening day!