Calm before the score. Are you more excited to watch the game or the commercials on Super Bowl Sunday? For the big game, we prefer to host or attend a house party. If that’s up your alley, then these Super Bowl dessert ideas are for you. This year, we were invited to a Super Bowl Toga Party. We even managed to add a little TWINSPIRATION with our football cupcakes. We are excited to share these Super Bowl dessert ideas with you.
Super Bowl Dessert Ideas: Football Cupcakes
Get a kick out of this. Football season is coming to an end, so let’s celebrate with some Super Bowl dessert ideas. These football cupcakes are perfect for either a Super Bowl Party or watch party during football season. You can even make them for a kids football themed party or kids sports party. These adorable football cupcakes are a fun and festive way to celebrate the Super Bowl. You can decorate individual regular or mini cupcakes as footballs. Other Super Bowl dessert ideas are to make pullout football cupcakes.
Super Bowl Dessert Ideas: Pullout Football Cupcakes
Out of your (NFL) league. We prefer to make mini cupcakes over regular cupcakes. Adults usually prefer minis and sometimes they might even eat more three or four. To make these pullout football cupcakes, bake your favorite cupcake recipe. We baked peanut butter cupcakes and used brown cupcake liners.
After the cupcakes are done baking, let them cool on a baking rack.
Next arrange the mini cupcakes in the shape of a football. Make chocolate buttercream and frost the mini cupcakes with an even coat of buttercream.
It’s already starting to look like a football.
Then use a piping ball to pipe a buttercream border. Then add M&Ms in the color of the teams playing, here we represented the Broncos and Panthers. Look at how perfect these cupcakes are for a game day spread.
Super Bowl Theme: Toga Party
Dressing up is mandatory for a toga party. Our host, Nick, is an expert “toga tailor.” He draped many guests in fabric to resemble a Greek God or Goddess. He even adorned each guest with a crown of leaves.
We love theme parties and this time we decided to elevate the traditional toga into a sophisticated Goddess inspired look. We grabbed white/ivory dresses, skirts and tops and paired them with golden tiaras. Special thanks to Bryan for the amazing photos!
Super Bowl Party: Food Ideas
For large parties, we highly recommend going potluck style. Guests brought an assortment of appetizers and mains in addition to beer and wine. We dined on burgers, chicken wings, casseroles, samosas, chips, dips, guacamole, cheese plates and pasta. For dessert, Archana brought the peanut butter football pullout cupcakes.
Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting
- 1 and 1/4 Cups Flour
- 1 Tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 Tsp Salt
- 2/3 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
- 8 Tbsp Unsalted Butter Softened
- 3/4 cup Packed Dark Brown Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 Cup Milk
- 1 Cup Heavy Cream
- 1 Cup Semisweet Chocolate chopped
- 1 Cup Unsalted Butter room temperature
- 1/4 cup Vegetable Shortening
- 1 lb Confectionary Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Dutch Processed Cocoa Powder
- 1.5 Tbsp Meringue Powder
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 2 Tbsp Milk
- 1/2 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees and line mini cupcake pan with liners
- Mix together flour, baking powder, and salt
- With stand mixer, cream together peanut butter, butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy; about 2 minutes
- Beat in the eggs, one at a time
- Add in vanilla
- Scrape down the sides as needed
- Slowly beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk
- Use mini 1 tbsp ice cream scoop and fill cupcakes
- Bake for 12 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle of a cupcake comes out clean
- Allow cupcakes to cool on a cooling rack before frosting
- Make chocolate ganache by boiling heaving cream in a heavy saucepan
- Turn off the heat and add chopped chocolate pieces and let it rest until melted
- Use a rubber spatula to stir the mixture until all the pieces are melted
- Pour it into a room-temperature bowl and cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate the ganache until firm
- Cream the butter and shortening for 2 minutes
- Sieve cocoa powder and confectioners’ sugar together
- Add the sugar mixture 1 cup at a time to the creamed butter and shortening
- Mix until well blended
- Add meringue powder and salt and beat for one minute
- Mixture will appear dry
- Add milk and vanilla extract to the buttercream
- Beat until well combined
- Add ganache
- Assemble the Football Pullout Cupcakes
- Arrange the cupcakes in the shape of a football
- Frost the cupcakes like a cake
- Use a 1E tip to create a star border
- Decorate with M&M in the colors of the teams playing
Losing the Super Bowl is worse than death. You have to get up the next morning.George Allen
One of a kind… a fun way to celebrate the game! Thanks for sharing.
I want to try the peanut butter cupcake! Sounds so yummy!