Festive Football Snacks for the Big Game

February 1st, 2013 by Desiree Smith

Although my two favorite teams are not in this year’s big game (Go Bears!, Go Steelers!), it won’t stop me from inviting friends over, watching the game and analyzing each commercial, while snacking on football-themed food!

Pizza is always a good choice for a crowd, so I plan to make mini football shaped pizzas for my party on Sunday. They are easy to prepare – just start with Football Theme Cookie Cutters and cut refrigerated pizza dough into small pieces to serve as the crust. After baking the crusts, add your toppings. I’m going to create three different types of pizzas: spinach and mushroom, pesto, tomato and mozzarella and pepperoni. Once the toppings are in place, bake the football pizzas in the oven for eight minutes at 400 degrees.

Since working at Wilton, I’ve learned to incorporate cupcakes into every celebration and this party is no exception. I wanted to try something new, so I took the Square Bar Pan and Square Baking Cups to put a shaped spin on the classic round cupcake. I used the standard cupcake size Scoop-It Batter Spoons and the batter amount was perfect for the square cupcake cavities.

While the cupcakes cooled, I tinted White Decorator Icing a grass green color using Kelly Green Icing Color and set aside. This was also a perfect time to make field goal posts so I melted Yellow Candy Melts™ Candy in a disposable decorating bag, cut the end with scissors and piped the goal post shapes onto parchment paper to harden.

Creating Grass and Candy Goal Posts

Once the cupcakes were completely cooled, I laid them out side by side in rows of 3 x 6 to create a rectangular football field shape. I then used the Wilton Decorating Tip 233 technique to create grass.

To represent both teams playing in the game, I piped purple-tinted icing to create a perfect “end zone” on one side and sprinkled red jimmies on the other. Then I outlined each end zone with white icing and piped yard lines onto the field. I carefully placed two goal posts in each center end zone and finished the field off with two Football Icing Decorations in each end zone.

Football Field Cupcake Cake

This cupcake-cake makes a perfect pull-apart dessert for a party – no slicing required!

I’m excited to display these party treats for my friends and I know they’ll be impressed with the ease and creativity of these treats. No matter who is playing in the game, it’s always fun to create festive food and sweet treats for a hungry and appreciative crowd.

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Desiree Smith Desiree is the Public Relations Manager at Wilton. She spends her days monitoring media opportunities, working with newspaper, magazine and television contacts, collaborating with bloggers and handling a variety of other odds and ends. Desiree has a degree in journalism and experience writing for newspapers and television. Outside of Wilton, she enjoys running and planning outings with friends.

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