Sunday, February 7, 2010
Today's the big day: Super Bowl XLIV!!! Hope everyone has a great time today cheering on their team...whatever the outcome. Drinking is almost a given when it comes to football parties, so please--be safe and hand over those keys if you've had too many!
With the Saints earning their first-ever appearance in The Big Game, it was only fitting for me to bring some Saints-themed treats to work on Friday. (To see the Saints cookies I made earlier in the season, click HERE.) Wilton® Food Writer markers were used to write on the cookies--something I felt compelled to do in light of the NFL's claim to ownership of the "Who Dat" phrase. :) All in all I wasn't 100% happy with the final outcome of the cookies' appearance, but it was the best I could do on a weeknight!
I also made a chocolate chip cookie cake with some milk chocolate chips and brown sugar I received in a "baking goodies" bag from a co-worker. (Thanks, D!) To make a cookie cake, just press your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe into a greased 13 x 18" cookie sheet (I lined mine with foil). Bake at 350°F for 18-22 minutes, cool, and decorate. Easy!
What I learned:
- Fleur de Lis are hard to draw :(
- Blue marker doesn't show up as blue against an orange background
- Writing on cakes is not my strong suit; I've never been good at planning the spacing. I started writing "Geaux" in an arc...but suffered short-term memory loss once I got to the "a". And what was I thinking with those hearts? LOL