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Monday, January 5, 2015

Game Day Cake

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Are you ready for some football?! This Game Day Cake will be the talk of your party - and it's easy to put together too!

Are you ready for some football?! This Game Day Cake will be the talk of your party - and it's easy to put together too! #BigGameTreats #CollectiveBias #ad

I am getting so excited, y'all! I love having a reason to throw a party or make delicious treats to share with friends and family!

Are you ready for some football?! This Game Day Cake will be the talk of your party - and it's easy to put together too! #BigGameTreats #CollectiveBias #ad

In case you haven't heard, there is a pretty big football game coming up in just a few weeks - and Phoenix is the hosting city! Take a trip over near the stadium and you can see workers getting ready for the Big Game! My family loves to drive by and see all of the progress! 

Are you ready for some football?! This Game Day Cake will be the talk of your party - and it's easy to put together too! #BigGameTreats #CollectiveBias #ad

My family also loves to have plenty of finger foods and lots of quick treats while we watch the Big Game. Although the game will be in Phoenix this year, we'll be watching it from the comfort of our own home with some of our friends! Friends and good food make homegating so much fun!

This year, I wanted to do something fun and different for one of our desserts ....

Are you ready for some football?! This Game Day Cake will be the talk of your party - and it's easy to put together too! #BigGameTreats #CollectiveBias #ad

A trip to my local Walmart always gives me plenty of foodie inspiration. When I spotted the SNICKERS®, I thought it would be fun to use the Snickers Minis as football players on a cake! I had my 13-year old with me on this trip and he offered to help me make a Game Day Cake! Score! Isaac suggested using Skittles® in the end zones to look like people in the stands. I think he gets his good ideas from his mom! ;)

Are you ready for some football?! This Game Day Cake will be the talk of your party - and it's easy to put together too! #BigGameTreats #CollectiveBias #ad

When we got home, Isaac went straight to work! We didn't have a box the right size, but he easily put one together using a knife, a marker, and some tape! If you need to make your own box like we did, you will need to make it about an inch or two higher than the cake pan you want to use. We decided to cover our stadium in aluminum foil - but you could use craft paper, brown paper bags, wrapping paper or any similar material. 

Are you ready for some football?! This Game Day Cake will be the talk of your party - and it's easy to put together too! #BigGameTreats #CollectiveBias #ad

Although this Game Day Cake looks difficult, I assure you it is easy! The hardest part was gathering the Skittles that escaped when we opened the bag .... as you see above, someone is not in their assigned seating area!! LOL. 

Are you ready for some football?! This Game Day Cake will be the talk of your party - and it's easy to put together too! #BigGameTreats #CollectiveBias #ad

After we put the cake together, Abby was upset that there wasn't any sprinkles on the cake .... I guess we use a lot of sprinkles on cakes in the Love Bakes Good Cakes house! I tried to figure out how to incorporate sprinkles for her without upsetting my boys. According to them, "football cakes" don't have sprinkles. Sheesh!! We ended up putting some "confetti" in the end zones for the winning teams - and all was right in her world. And theirs. That was the winning touchdown for mom!


This is such a fun cake to share at any football gathering! I hope you enjoy this as much as my family did!

Are you ready for some football?! This Game Day Cake will be the talk of your party - and it's easy to put together too! #BigGameTreats #CollectiveBias #ad


Game Day Cake
by Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
Yield: 24 servings

Ingredients 
  • 1 box (15.25-18.25 oz.) white or chocolate cake mix
  • Ingredients listed on box to make cake
  • 2 cans (16 oz. each) white frosting
  • Green food coloring
  • 8 pretzels sticks
  • 1/3 cup yellow candy melts
  • 3-4 bags (11.5 or 19.5 oz.) SNICKERS® Minis candy
  • 3-4 bags (14 oz.) Skittles® candy

Instructions

1. Find or make your own cardboard box, slightly larger than the size of your cake pan. The edges need to be slightly higher (about 1 to 2-inches) than the edge of the pan. Cover the box in aluminum foil, brown paper bags, or similar material.

2. Prepare and bake cake according to package directions using a 9x13-inch baking pan. Allow to cool completely.

3. While the cake is cooling, lay out a square of waxed paper. Melt candy melts according to package directions. Dip pretzel sticks into the candy melts and lay on the wax paper to form a goal post shape. You may need to use an extra dab of melted candy melts in the corners to ensure they stay together.

4. Tint one can of frosting to the desired shade of green using green food coloring. Evenly spread the frosting over the top of the cake.

5. Place half of the can of white frosting into a ziptop bag and seal. Save remaining frosting for another use. Snip a small piece off of the corner. Pipe a football field design onto the top of the cake. Leave room for an end zone at each end.

6. Unwrap 10 SNICKERS Minis bars and arrange on the football field as the players. Using the white frosting in the ziptop bag, pipe "x" on one team and "o" on the other team.

7. Place the cake pan centered inside your prepared cardboard box. Fill the seating area with Skittles and wrapped Snickers Minis.

8. Insert the goal posts into each end zone just before serving.

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I've shared 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.

Are you ready for some football?! This Game Day Cake will be the talk of your party - and it's easy to put together too! #BigGameTreats #CollectiveBias #ad

Other grub for Game Day:


These Philly Cheesesteak Taquitos are an easy and delicious finger food, perfect for game watching or a weeknight dinner! Just like the classic Philly Cheesesteak sandwich, but more fun and portable in a taquito. #StackandSnap

This Buffalo Chicken Dip is a quick and easy appetizer recipe, perfect for holiday office potlucks or the casual get together with friends! #NabiscoHolidayParties #ad


I hope you enjoy! Shared at these fun parties!

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7 comments:

  1. Hi Jamie! What a great game-day cake! Love the whole idea - but the goal posts are the best!! Am going to give this a try - thank you for your inspiration! Cheers, Catherine (latest follower of your blogging adventures!) :)

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  2. This is SO STINKING CUTE!!! LOVE the players the most, Jamie!!!

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  3. The minute I saw this I knew I had to make one for our pre Super Bowl party at work! This is just the cutest not to mention tastiest cake. The goal posts are so clever. Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend, Jamie!

    To you will go all the credit when I take this to work!
    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

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  4. Jamie,
    We are hoping our team (Dallas Cowboys) will be in that game. This will be a great special treat for Super Bowl Party day. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  5. So cute. But the sprinkle debate is even cuter!

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  6. You are so creative, Jamie! I love this!

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  7. How fun! I didn't even think about the fact that the Super Bowl will be in Phoenix! By the looks of this cake, you are read to PARTY!!! :)

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