BUMBLE BEE (YELLOW JACKET ACTUALLY!) CUPCAKES
As it’s my husband’s birthday weekend, I’m going with cupcakes for this game.
Now, there is no way that my cupcakes are going to look as adorable as these, but I’m going to try!
I’ll use my “go to” cupcake recipe from Amy Sedaris, then I’ll tint the frosting yellow and top with a bumblebee topper. Here are some I found:
Amy Sedaris’ Cupcake Recipe:
This cupcake recipe is foolproof if you follow the directions!
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/4 cups milk
Amy Sedaris’s Vanilla Buttercream Frosting (see below)
Turn oven on to 375 degrees F.
Put butter in mixer and beat at medium speed until smooth. Pour in sugar and beat well. Add 2 eggs. Mix well. Add: vanilla, baking powder, salt, flour, and milk. Beat until it looks like it is supposed to and pour into individual baking cups, until they are about 2/3 full. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Should produce 24 cupcakes. Frost with Amy Sedaris’s Vanilla Buttercream Frosting.
Amy’s Buttercream Frosting Recipe:
1 box confectioners’ sugar
1 stick unsalted butter
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract*
1/4 cup milk or light cream
food coloring (optional)
In a bowl combine: one box of confectioners’ sugar, one stick of softened, unsalted butter, one teaspoon of pure vanilla extract, and 1/4 cup of milk or light cream and beat for a while. Add whatever food coloring you like, and you can substitute ~ 1/4 tsp. pure almond extract for vanilla.
**To make these cupcakes for tailgating, I’m going to fix them the day before, and then place in an airtight container overnight. I’ll frost in the morning and head to the game!
Now that the menu has been decided, the next big decision is…what to WEAR? Obviously a close 2nd in importance when planning a tailgate! ;0) The outfit has to be team colors and has to be comfortable and cool (it’ll be humid and hot), but mostly it has to be cute!
Georgia Tech’s colors USED to be black and gold, and apparently those are still the colors “academically.” However, “athletically,” they have adopted NAVY and gold, so for a football game, here’s what I’m wearing:
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