Saturday, February 5, 2011
So, I was in a quandary all week trying to figure out what to make for the Superbowl. I was looking around on Google for images that would spark my imagination. I saw lots of football helmets and jerseys but I thought they were too obvious.
My favorite part of watching the big game is the commercials. I am not a sports fan, unless you classify figure skating as a sport.... My second fave? The food!!!! So, again I went to Google in search of junk food cookie images. Because I only seem to do marathon baking I decided to make three types of food.
Me and the faithful hubby started with pizza...
After rolling out the dough I used a pizza pan to make the circle and cut it into 8 slices. I also crimped the edges to give it that raised crust look. After the dough went in the oven I began to make olives and pepperoni with royal icing. I made them on wax paper so they would peel off easily.
Once the cookies cooled, I iced them with "sauce". I made the royal icing thick so I could spread it, giving the sauce a chunky, textural look.
After the "tomato sauce" started to set up I piped on the mozzarella with a decorating bottle with a wide tip. I then scattered the pepperoni and olives on top of the cheese. Once I placed the meat and veggies I went back and added a little more "cheese" so it wouldn't look too perfect.
We found the pizza pan at the dollar store. Once we placed the pizza on the pan it looked so real we figured we had to take some pictures with it in the oven!!!!
We also made french fries. This project was super easy! Just sugar cookies cut into strips. After they came out of the oven we topped them with sugar to mimic salt. Who doesn't like salt on their fries? The baskets came from the party store. With the baskets and the royal icing "ketchup", they really look like the real deal.
I found these wonderful hot dog cookies on the blog Butter Hearts Sugar and had to make them!!! I love hot dogs... These cuties are the size of cocktail wieners...Hot dog Sliders Anyone?
So we will be off to our party tomorrow with a smorgasbord of fake food!!! Go Steelers!!! (Sorry to all the Packers fans out there, but I'm a Pennsylvania girl at heart!)
Enjoy your Superbowl parties everyone!!