Are you a Green Bay Packers fan? Growing up in Wisconsin, watching the Packer games is a huge deal! They have some of the most dedicated fans. Each game is a reason to get together with friends to watch together. If you plan to host or attend a game day get together, here is a fun tutorial for Green Bay Packers royal icing cupcake toppers. We are also sharing a chocolate cupcake recipe and homemade frosting.
Green Bay Packers Cupcakes
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Chocolate Cupcake Ingredients:
- 1 1/3 cup flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 cup cocoa
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons of butter, room temp
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs, room temp
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup whole milk
Chocolate Cupcake Directions:
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners. (football cupcake liners)
- Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa and salt.
- In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar until it is light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition.
- Stir in the vanilla.
- Add the dry mixture alternately with the milk; beating well.
- Fill the cupcake liners 3/4 full.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
- Remove from oven allowing to cool in the cupcake pan for 10 minutes.
- Take the cupcakes out of the muffin pan and place them on a wire rack to cool completely.
- 1 cup soft butter; unsalted
- 4+ cups powdered sugar
- 4 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
- Cream the butter and powdered sugar until it looks light and creamy. If it doesn’t cream, add several drops of the heavy whipping cream until it does.
- Test to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak by taking a spoonful of frosting and turning the spoon upside down. If the frosting stays on the spoon it is ready if not then add more powdered sugar; a 1/2 cup at a time. Mix well.
- Scoop the frosting into a pastry bag with a large tip.
- Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the tip.
- Start the frosting on the outside edge of the cupcake, working to the center of the cupcake.
Royal Icing Ingredients:
- 2 egg whites
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- gel food coloring; green & gold (or yellow)
Royal Icing Directions:
- Combine all ingredients (except your food coloring) in a mixing bowl on medium speed for 4 minutes.
- If icing is not stiff enough, add 1/4 cup powdered sugar.
- Spoon 1/2 cup of icing into a small bowl. Add several drops of gold/yellow gel food coloring stirring well. Fill a small pastry bag with the gold/yellow royal icing and a #2 tip.
- Divide the rest of the icing into half. The first half remains white. Add this to a small pastry bag with a #2 tip.
- Add several drops of green gel food coloring in the second bowl with the remaining icing. Stir well to mix the color. Add to a small pastry bag with a #2 tip.
Green Bay Packers Royal Icing Cupcake Toppers Tutorial:
- Locate a picture of the Green Bay Packers logo on the Internet. Print the picture in color (multiple images on one page). Tape this picture to a cookie sheet.
- Tape wax paper (covering the logo) to the cookie sheet.
- Follow the color and features as printed on the paper. Start by outlining the logo first in the golden yellow. Allow 30 seconds to dry.
- Outline around the “G” with the green icing. Fill in the circle. Allow this to dry for 30 seconds.
- Outline inside the “G” with the white icing and then fill it.
- Allow to dry for 5-10 hours.
- Ensure that the image is dry by gently touching one of them with your finger. If it allows you to push in on the icing allow it to dry more. If the image is dry, it will have a hard feeling and not allow you to push in on it.
- Cut the wax paper holding the cupcake toppers into squares surrounding the completed design.
- Carefully peel the wax paper off of the back of the images.
- Place on the frosted cupcakes!
Not a Green Bay Packers fan?
Use this same tutorial for any team changing out the colors and image used.