I didn’t grow up watching sports, but that all changed after I got married. The man on the couch was always more entertaining than the actual game. It always felt like I was sitting in the stands next to a crazy fan. He’d shout if a good shot was made. A few curse words would occasionally slip and I always knew when the game got really good because the crazy fan would jump up, get as close to the t.v. as possible, and tell the players inside how he really felt. The end of my marrriage brought an end to my season ticket. And the truth is, I almost forgot about it until the Laker game last week.
It seems the boy also possesses the ”crazy sports fan” trait. Nurture? Nature? I’m not sure. Last week he came home at halftime and turned on the t.v. to see the final outcome. Within seconds, the boy was jumping off the couch, cheering for the Lakers, and talking to the players (as if they could hear him). The boy is considerably reserved, not one to raise his voice or bounce around, so I certainly wasn’t expecting what I saw. It seems God has blessed me with a second season ticket next to another crazy fan on the couch.
This past weekend, I decided to make victory cupcakes for game night (praying that it would be the last game of the season!). The cupcakes were obviously the couch fan’s team colors. The purple was a bit darker in person. I love cupcakes swirled with multiple colors. They’re great for kids’ team parties and holidays too. The boy suggested I add team numbers to them. If I had more time, I might have done so with either chocolate or fondant. I’ll have to remember that for next season! This technique is pretty easy to do. See details below…
Directions for Two Toned Frosting
Step 1: Make a butter cream frosting that is thick enough to pipe with. Wilton’s recipe is commonly used. Separate the icing in half into two bowls. Use gel colors to dye the frosting. Remember, this type of food coloring darkens after a few hours.
Step 2: Take a piece of plastic wrap approximately 8″ – 10″. Place a scoop of frosting in the center, 1″ from the edge. Don’t use too much frosting or it will seep through one end.
Step 3: Fold the plastic wrap in half so that the sides match up.
Step 4: Starting on the side with the icing, roll it to the other side. Twist one end of the wrap and tie into a knot.
Step 5: Insert into a piping bag that is ready to go with a coupler and tip. I like to use the 1M Wilton star tip.
Step 6: Repeat steps 2-5 with the second icing color.
Step 7: Pipe cupcakes!