1. Superbowl Monday should be a federal holiday.
2. Whichever presidential candidate promises to make Superbowl Monday a federal holiday will get my vote.
3. I like cupcakes.
4. My husband is a genius (sometimes).
b: Are we taking anything to the superbowl party?
j: I was thinking cupcakes.*
b: [snigger] We could decorate them for everyone’s favorite team.
j: Really? Using fondant and white chocolate? What flavors? How many colors will we need? Can you get the cake decorating kit** down for me?
From such innocent beginings an entire Sunday was lost. Nevermind that he had an abstract due. Nevermind that the living room is literally destroyed – walls half torn down, wires dangling, paint swatches all over the place. Nevermind the enormous pile of clean (well, maybe not anymore), unfolded laundry on the bed. Let’s bake cupcakes! And while we’re at it let’s make corn tortillas and Cuban pulled pork.
Aside: the pork was fantastic and the home made tortillas rocked!
I used the coconut raspberry sour cream and the mocha mud cupcake recipes and the cream cheese frosting recipe from Cupcakes by Pamela Clark and B piped team logos with melted white chocolate and cut out dyed fondant shapes. 8 hours later we were ready for some football.
Were 38 cupcakes too much for 6 adults and 2 kids? Nah. Was it really necessary to drink jello shots every time someone scored and sometimes when no one scored? Sure. Do I really have to go to work today? Ugh.
Hope your day was as super as ours…
**Yes, I have a cake decorating kit. Doesn’t everyone? Mine is a rubbermaid bin full of pastry bags and tips and fondant tools and food colorings and such. It lives on a very high shelf, which I can access only by standing on the stove. B can just reach it like a normal person.