Anyway, I thought I would show y'all how I made them years ago. Or kinda how I made them. A quicker and smaller scale version of them anyway. The ones I made years ago were like 5 inch cookies and had this rather unnecessary scalloped edge on them. Anyway....here's a toned down version of them that's super super easy. And I think the cookie I used is like 3 inches or something. So there you go...party sized. Just in time for the Super Bowl.....
Who's playing anyway?? Sorry....not big NFL fans here. In fact hubs isn't really a sports guy.
Ah it doesn't matter.....You can make these for any team. High school football, college, pro, whatever. :)
SO here we go:
The best thing about these cookies is they're oh so colorful, but I only mix 4 icing colors.
So here I have:
-grey piping with a #3
-gold piping with a #2
-white piping with a #1.5
-green piping with a #2
I like to start with a chocolate cookie. Dunno why. Maybe because I think it all stands out more. Maybe because I always imagine all football games being played at night. Maybe because when I was a high school drill team girl, every game was a Friday night evening game..... I dunno. But I like the chocolate cookie...
So start with your grey and outline your stadium seating. I use grey because I think of concrete and steel when it comes to stadium seating....
Let this dry completely before you move on to the next step. This is the only step you have to be patient for.....
Next fill in your seating with your grey flood
Then take your tiny sprinkles in hand...and get a bowl to catch the excess. I used these:
because....it's what I had. Normally I don't think I would use the springtime nonpareils but I couldn't find my generic rainbow ones so.... it will be a bright and festive audience this game. :)
Anyway, sprinkle your wet icing with your nonpareils. Give it a gentle tap with your fingers so that you have your grey area covered and the gaps filled if that's super important to you. Then shake off the excess.
Now I take my grey flood and fill in the seating "wall"...you know...the place where they put the ads and all that....
I also add another line between the stands. You know....stairs....
Next outline and flood your turf.
I imagine fresh grass..... but it's probably more the color of astro turf. Which is also cool....anything that comes from Houston can't be that bad ;)
Now pipe your yard lines. Start with a straight line in the middle and then fan them out as you go toward the edge.
Now it's time to add your players. Someone told me it's red vs purple for the Super Bowl this year. Fair enough.... tho red vs blue would have been fun....get it? no? I'm a lonely nerd....
For the players I used colored sugar pearls. Because you know, to me for some reason the players are closer than the audience....
And because it's night time (duh), your going to need some super powered stadium lights.
I just piped some dots with my yellow gold color and sprinkled some sanding sugar on them. Well, and a little edible glitter. But just a tad. It's totally optional. When I made them a while back, I used disco dust. I don't use so much disco dust anymore so I went with sugar this time.
And then go back and add any other details you want. Like you could be super ambitious and hand paint sponsors on the wall...or numbers on the field... or something....you could be really OCD and separate the nonpareils into two colors and make the stadium more spirited....
I just put a line under the stands to cover that little spot where some sprinkles fell into my grey flood. So I'm not too ambitious....
I had someone ask me how to keep some of the grey from showing...ya know...it doesn't bother me. If you look in any real stadium there's those seats where some people are up getting
Anyway! I hope everyone has a happy game day this weekend! Hubs and I will be taking a babymoon in Dallas. Follow me on Instagram and you can party with me for the weekend. It's "alibeesbakeshop".
I wanna say we might see part of the game but I doubt it. We will probably be at Central Market getting amazing produce and then driving 5 hours home on Sunday. :)
But let me know how the commercials went will ya?