So just how New York doesn’t sleep, neither did I last night. I was up all night making cupcakes!
These cupcakes are not healthy, I repeat these cup cakes are not healthy
Let’s go Giants! The last time the Giants were in the super-bowl I made Cupcakes, so why not make them this time again! Since the purpose of these cupcakes were for the decoration, not necessarily the taste I did not spend any time making homemade cup cakes. I used cake mix, but a good cake mix! Yellow cake and Chocolate cake mix from Pillsbury. Pillsbury mixes are always super moist, so I knew they would taste good.
After I made 4 dozen cup cakes according to the instructions, I let them cool so it would be easy to frost and decorate them.
Wow, I’m going to have a lot of work to do, better get started!
I learned how to decorate cake from a Cake Decorating class at Michaels. Even though making Giant’s cupcakes does not require a lot of detail, or too much skill, I still would not have known the ins and outs of using pastry bags. Totally recommend the class.
I used Michaels brand of butter cream, which is very good for decorating. I started with white buttercream and then made two seperate pastry bags of blue and red buttercream. To do this I mixed some blue and red food coloring with the plain buttercream. You only need a little bit of dye because it is very strong.
After my cupcakes were cooled I frosted them with plain white frosting.
Then comes the decorating. Originally I was not going to free hand the logo because I am artistically inept (sorry Dad)! I was going to trace it out with a stencil, but after I practiced a couple I figured out a way to draw out the Logo look pretty good.
First I used a larger Tip for the blue writing.
Here is what a Baking tip looks like.
And here is what a Baking tip looks like in a pastry bag.
To outline the New York Giants Logo I used the red buttercream with a skinnier tip. It is great to outline writing because it helps to hide mistakes you made previously
3 hours later I had 2 dozen Giants Cupcakes.
Tomorrow should be fun!