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Sunday, February 5, 2012

How to Plan a NFL Party - The Cupcakes

As Gir from Invader Zim once said, "I loved you cupcake, I loved you," cupcakes can add a festive and fun touch to your party. Of course this is a must for a kid's party, but even the adults would like this one.

I will be honest with you, I bought these cupcakes from Wegmans to save me the hassle of looking for the decoration (and let's face it, I'm not good at drawing with icing). However, they don't look too hard to make. In the index I will post different cupcake recipes that you can use and for the ones that prefer to buy, I can list prices in the index as well. Also, as a side note, you don't have to get all the teams' logos, but you can just focus on your favorite team! 

When I publish this how to book, these will be the recipes in the back:

If you prefer the homemade taste of cakes and cupcakes, to make from scratch:

2 cups all purpose flour
• 1 1/2 cups sugar
• 3 teaspoons baking powder
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 4 egg whites from large eggs
• 1/2 cup shortening
• 1 cup 2% milk
• 2 large eggs
• 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Vanilla Cupcake Recipe Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line cupcake pans with paper liners.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, shortening, milk and vanilla  in a large mixing bowl.  Mix at low speed for 2 minutes.  Scrape bowl.  Add egg whites and mix at high speed until fluffy and smooth, approximately 2 minutes.
Fill liners 1/2 to 2/3 full of batter.  Do not overfill.  Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool 10 minutes in pans then remove from pan, and place on wire racks to cool completely.
Frost and decorate your vanilla cupcakes as desired.

To save time, you could always use Duncan Hines or other boxed cakes.

To decorate looks easy; spread vanilla icing then sprinkle your team's colours. Then decorate with embellishments. 


  1. I think the quote mashed disagreeably into an introduction to this subject, but that is just an opinion.

    Do you have to delineate between children's and adults' parties?
    Age doesn't matter in this subject. (My mother LOVES making cupcakes and giving them to anyone and everyone - my poor classmates are going to get so fat!!)

    So are you publishing a party manual? (My comments are all basically "why?" more than anything else)

    Do you even need to say, "If you prefer the homemade taste of cakes and cupcakes, to make from scratch:"? Can't you just give the instructions?
    I mean, obviously these are not "go to your Wegman's and locate the prettiest cupcakes there" directives.

    Why do you add "do not overfill"? Isn't that obvious?

    Concerning the sentence, "To decorate looks easy; spread vanilla icing then sprinkle your team's colours."
    Why are you using colours as opposed to colors, considering the subject (celebration of an American sport)?

  2. I just copied the recipe from a site. :X

    I always spell "colours" like that. I am just publishing a party manual for the fun of it. :)

    1. Well, can't you lightly edit stuff you copy?