With the Super Bowl fast approaching, it is time to start gathering the supplies you will need to make what is sure to be the hit of your pre-game party spread – the cupcakes.  No party would be complete without a scrumptious dessert!   We have some creative and easy decorating ideas that will be fun for all ages.   Most of our ideas will work with your favorite cake or cupcake recipe.  We are fans of  Hershey Chocolate’s Black Magic Cake which can easily be converted to cupcakes.

There are some things to consider before planning the perfect decorative toppings.  Will there be a color theme?  Icing can be made into almost any color and if you are using vanilla batter, that can be tinted as well.  Or perhaps it will be easier (and less dangerous) to stick with a general football theme.  There are decorations galore available online at  www.wilton.com including themed cupcake wrappers, cupcake stands, and edible decorative toppings.

We will start with a super easy idea from www.missmake.com .  All you need are chocolate cupcakes, white frosting, green food coloring, green sprinkles, and yellow candy melts.  You might even get the kids to help you make these!

How to Make Super Bowl Cupcakes

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Super Bowl Cupcakes
Materials:
1 batch chocolate cupcakes
1 can white frosting or your favorite buttercream frosting recipe
green food coloring
green sprinkles
yellow Candy Melts
ziplock baggies
parchment paper or foil
First you’ll make the goalposts. Melt about 1 cup of Candy Melts following the instructions on the package. Pour them into a ziplock bag and snip off one of the corners just about 1/8″. Pipe the goalposts onto parchment or foil. Make the ‘stems’ extra long because you’ll need to stick them down into the cupcake. Make more than you need, because some will break, or just be ugly.
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Stick the goalposts in the fridge while you do the rest. Reserve 2 spoonfuls of white frosting in a ziplock back. Use food coloring to tint the rest green.
[I used about 10 drops, maybe a few more.]
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Frost the first cupcake…
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…just like that. It doesn’t have to look beautiful, it won’t show.
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Now put some of your green sprinkles in a small bowl.

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Take the cupcake and gently press the frosting into the sprinkles, turning it a little to get all the edges.

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Now take the reserved white frosting in the ziplock and snip off a corner. Pipe some football field lines onto the grass. Todo that, I did one big square ‘u’ shape and two lines crossing it. You can microwave the ziplock bag for 3 seconds to make the frosting flow better.

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Now take one of your goalposts and gently stick it down into the frosting right behind the end zone. [TIP: If you’re taking these to a party, you might want to wait and do this last part once you get there. Bring the goalposts in a tupperware so they don’t get crushed.]

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All done! Superbowl cupcakes! Repeat for the rest, then drink, eat and cheer.