I wanted to bring something to the party we went to on Sunday, so I decided to make cupcakes representing the two teams playing. My husband and I went all over the valley looking for Saints and Colts decorations to use on the cupcakes, but found nothing. Eventually we gave up and just went with colors. I used boxed cake mix and frosting because I wasn't ready to experiment with new recipes and while they ended up tasting good, there was some kitchen mishaps along the way...
As you can see, the pouring of the batter was more complicated than I had imagined. They look terrible now, but after they were baked, they looked pretty normal. My husband did a good job of polishing off the ones that weren't perfect. These white cupcakes were going to have blue frosting (Colts) and I made chocolate cupcakes with what I had hoped would be gold icing (Saints).
The first icing mix is on the right. Baby poo green anyone? It actually doesn't look so bad in this picture, but in person it reminded me of what's inside a diaper. The icing of the left was far too neon, but at that point my husband had already gone back to the store to get me more icing after the baby poo incident, so I just accepted that the cupcakes would be neon and went on with my life.
After watching the game Sunday, I realized a pale yellow would have looked much better than what I came up with, but they tasted yummy, so who really cares, right?
A million cupcakes later and we had way too many, but we brought them all over anyway, thinking there might be a lot of people there. I think that by the time we left after the super bowl, about 5 cupcakes had been eaten. We left the two silver tins for our friends to enjoy (or dump) and my husband took the other 24 to work. They were happily devoured in a couple of hours.
Next year I'm bringing chips and dip...
Have you ever had any baking disasters?