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A few years ago I created this yummy Super Bowl cake using Snickers and Skittles. With the big game coming up on Sunday, you might want to make a football cake of your own!
When it comes to the Big Game, do you have any family favorite recipes that you make? Do you make chili? Chips & Dip? Wings? We make all of the above. While I will admit that I’m not a huge football fan, my hubby is. And he is so enthusiastic when it comes to watching football – especially if his favorite teams are playing. During the Big Game, I always get excited because I love watching the commercials! Since hubby (and even our two-year old son) are big into football, I try to make fun desserts that really highlight football! I was given the task of creating a Big Game recipe using SNICKERS® or Skittles®. I decided to go all out and highlight both of these yummy sweets!
This football cake is the perfect dessert to indulge in as you watch the big game. And, it is ALL THINGS football and tastes just as good and sweet as it looks!
I headed to Walmart to pick up my SNICKERS and Skittles. My local Walmart had them located on different aisles. The picture above to the left shows where the SNICKERS was and the picture above to the right shows where the Skittles was.
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For this tasty dessert, hubby really really wanted to help draw the field lines. (He LOVES desserts and also LOVES football. So he felt he would be an “expert” when it comes to creating a football field.)
We started out by taking the SNICKERS Bites out of the bag and taste testing a few to make sure they tasted ok. They did. 😉 Then, we placed them on parchment paper and made them into the shape of a football. For the seams of the football, we frosted a few of the SNICKERS Bites with vanilla frosting.
I made a chocolate cake. I wanted the cake portion of my cake to be brown to look like dirt once the cake was cut. To be honest, I had a boxed chocolate cupcake mix in my pantry. In retrospect, I would have bought a box of actual chocolate cake mix. The cake tastes great (just like normal chocolate cake), but it did not rise like normal cake mix. So I highly recommend you purchase chocolate cake (instead of taking a short cut like me)
I added green food coloring to the vanilla icing and frosted the cake with green frosting. (for the grass – get it? Ha) Then, we used Skittles on the end zones in the colors of the competing football teams.
With hubby’s smooth and steady hands (mine aren’t), he used white icing to create the football field’s yard lines. He did want me to inform you that you don’t have to be a perfectionist. I think he realized that drawing a perfectly straight line is easier said than done. 😉
This was the finished product. What do you think?
I’ve shared my my game day dessert recipe with you! I’d love to hear what you plan on making for the Big Game! Leave a comment below!
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