Cake Decorating | Championship Chocolate Cupcakes
The New Year brings new features for Cakewalker. One of which is the addition of how to andtutorial posts. Some of them may have accompanying recipes; others might simply be photo-driven techniques. You’ve all been so graciously supportive of my standard story, recipe and picture formatted posts (not to worry, they won’t go away), I thought you might enjoy reading and learning about skills to help your own kitchen explorations. I’ll be up front from the start: Some of the skills might be ones I haven’t used in a while, but we’ll tackle them together and have a good laugh along the way. Sound good?
There’s no denying that Super Bowl party food is a sport in of itself. Whether it’s making it or enjoying the eating of it among family and friends, this day is about food that will score big with your guests. If you’re hosting a get together, consider making these cupcakes. They’re just a bit more involved than baking cupcakes with a simple frosting application, but the effort is paid back in kind by the enthusiastic cheers of your company.
No time to bake? No worries. Employ one of your baking friends! Everyone likes to feel included, and how many times are you asked if your guests can bring something when they’re invited? You’re the team captain—call your most valuable players into the game.
My recipe for the cupcakes and frosting follows the photo pictorial below, but the design of the decorations is my spin inspired by ones seen in Family Circle magazine. You are welcome to follow the example here or devise one of your own. Most importantly, have fun! Believe me, the positive energy you put into your projects will transfer to your finished product and its recipients.
The icing bag is fitted with a #233 decorating tip.
Hold the decorating bag over the cupcake perpendicular to the surface. With the tip barely hovering above the top, squeeze gently to start a flow of frosting, release the squeeze and lift off. Repeat this motion until the surface is covered.
If you’re using a #14 star tip (see option below) the same process applies.
It will just take many more applications.
Using white frosting fitted with a #2 round tip pipe a vertical “yard line” across the top.
Now add yard line numbers just like you see on a football field. You can straddle the numbers across the yard line as I did or place them on either side. Your choice.
Don’t forget to place a chocolate covered almond “football” where you want on the field.
You can add detail to the football off of the cupcake. But then you’ll end up chasing the little guy around the work surface as I did. Placing it on the cupcake first holds it nicely in place.
I haven’t picked up a football in years. I think they have 5 stitches. Mine have four. To the eye, however, odd numbers look best.
A rhythm will ensue as you move along the process and before you know it you’ll be done. Present the finished cupcakes in accordance with the theme of your table or the team you’re a fan of.
Watch the video representation of the process for additional pointers.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial and that you find it to be something of value. Whichever team you’re rooting for this Super Bowl, have a wonderful time among family & friends and happy baking!
Need another party food idea? Try this recipe.