For this Football Friday, I’m trying my hand at making football brownies. I followed the directions on my chosen box of brownies (I heart Duncan Hines brownie and cake mixes) and covered them with a store purchased frosting. Hey, it was fast and easy and that’s what you need if you’re making a bunch of things for a Football party, right? I got this idea from the Betty Crocker website and thank them for the awesome idea! Here’s a link to their recipe.
Joy’s kitchen theory goes, “If a little is good, then more is better.” It’s rarely true and this is no exception. I was supposed to line the dish with foil or parchment paper (I read that parchment was the way to go) and then spray it so the brownies don’t stick. I look at that puddle and wonder how much time passed as I sprayed. This is why you should not watch tv while you prepare things. It also explains my overkill when it comes to the microwave. Don’t ask.
Remember when our ovens burned up? Check out this card I made commemorating that drama. Well, we had that fixed but recently the control panel went bad and the ovens would go on and off repeatedly throughout the day, as well as during cooking. Considering the absolute fire hazard they were, we finally bought new ovens. The new ovens are smarter than I am and can do more than some computers. LOL! You know what else? They make great brownies from a box. Food Network is that you on the phone?
I think those cookie cutters did a GREAT job. The skills of the icing decorator need much improvement. 😉 Some of the laces look like Kanji letters, others Christmas trees. I also should have used something easier to work with than that cookie icing. Live and learn. I shall go on to bake another day.
I read on the Betty Crocker site that you could make a football template for your brownies and just cut around it to form the little footballs. For a perfect football shape, you could cut your template out using a Cricut or Silhouette. I did what fit my “need it quick and easy” requirements. That means I bought football shaped cutters from Amazon and had them overnighted because I was running late making my brownies. LOL! Here’s a link to these super cute cutters: Wilton 4 Piece Football Cookie Cutter Set.
Yum, I should start making all of my posts edible. Ahhh, donut Football Friday here I come. 😉
Don’t forget the food in your football celebrations! Sometimes that’s the best part, even if it doesn’t turn out exactly like it looks in the picture. 😉
Mmmmsome (sorry talking with my mouth full of brownie…)AWESOME WEEKEND!
By the way…are you a Sugar Artist or Confectioner? Food Network is having a Casting Call for the 2012 Halloween Wars. I’m think they’re looking for more than my brownies from a box, so I won’t be applying, but if you’ve got the skills YOU SHOULD! Here’s the Food Network Casting Call link. Good luck!