I thought I'd share these BYU Football treats I've made over the last few seasons. Even if your not a Cougar fan, I hope you'll be able to gather some football treat ideas for your favorite team!
BYU Football Cake
This cake is by far my favorite BYU game day treat I've made! I made it before I got into from-scratch baking so it was made with a cake mix. It was also my first time using fondant. I purchased Wilton's Ready-To-Use White Rolled Fondant and dyed it with Wilton's Royal Blue Dye. I printed out BYU's stretch Y and then traced it onto wax paper and then used an exacto-knife to cute out the fondant. The pan used was Wilton's First And Ten Football Pan. I used Wilton's Buttercream Recipe and used both the ribbon and star tips.
Helmet Shaped Sugar Cookies
These were probably my sloppiest tailgate treat. But they were still yummy and all decked out in BYU blue and white! I think I bought the football helmet cookie cutter from Sur La Table in Salt Lake.
Football Helmet-shaped Rice Krispie Ice Cream Sandwich
I love cookie cutters because they have multiple uses. This time I used the helmet cookie cutter on rice krispie treats. Though I really only got a couple good ice cream sandwiches from this batch. I will try this again.(I messed up on the order of cutting the shapes out and freezing so i had mega issues!)
Football Cake & Gridiron Kid Cake
These cakes weren't exactly for a BYU game or tailgate--they were for a nephews bday. But still...I did them in BYU colors and had to share! I've got lots of use from that Wilton football cake pan and love it! The idea for the little boy football helmet cake also came from Wilton--it's called Gridiron Kid Mini Cakes. I didn't have the mini ball pan like they suggested. I just used a glass pyrex bowl if I remember correctly.
BYU Y-shaped sugar cookies
These are my latest BYU game day treat creation! I visited my old work at byu and they gave me this to try! It's a Y-shaped Sugar Cookie Cutter and recipe for "Cougar Cookies." I even tried the recipe and I hope to share all the details very soon!!! You should be able to buy the cookie cutters from BYU creamery locations in the next week or so! I made the magnolia vanilla buttercream recipe for my frosting. (with tahitian vanilla!)
Giant Rice Krispie Football Treat
Again, that Wilton football cake pan has totally been worth the seven bucks I paid for it at Robert's Crafts! (gotta love the 40% off coupons!). Anyway, this freaking huge rice krispie treat football got me some media attention at one of our tailgates back when I was still a student there. I just doubled a batch and either added chocolate or dyed it brown, then used the Wilton Buttercream recipe. Read the article or at least see the pix, The reporter cataloged a full day at a BYU game, before he got to our tailgate he apparently was at one that was serving zuchinni bread. Anyway, read it below...
12:00: Finally! Run into group of bona fide non-blue-hair tailgaters. Ask if they have zucchini bread. "This isn't a bake sale," says BYU senior Becky Olsen. "This is a tailgate." Members of Cougar Crazies, they claim to have "raised the bar" on tailgate parties. No argument here. Their spread — on a pickup's tailgate — includes bratwursts, watermelon, fully caffeinated Mountain Dew, fully non-caffeinated soda ("for the lightweights," says Trevor Winn) and Olsen's prized creation: an oblong Rice Krispies treat that's colored and frosted to resemble a football.
12:01: Don't dare tell Olsen her edible pigskin would fetch far more in a bake sale than the zucchini bread.
Anyway, I hope you have a happy football season. I'll be creating more tailgate treats...be prepared for some cute BYU cupcakes! And please, please share what football cookies, cakes, cupcakes or other goodies and treats you've made!