Go Chiefs!

February 4, 2020

Yay Sportsball! (As you can tell, I'm totally a die hard football fan). Regardless of my lack of football enthusiasm, I'm so excited for Kansas City, my [new] home, and the Chiefs for winning the Super Bowl. To celebrate the big game, I decided to make some Chiefs-colored cupcakes.
Raspberry and Lemon Cupcakes were chosen to complement the red and gold Chiefs colors. And to make them extra festive, I tried my best to pipe two-toned frosting with the help of this YouTube video. (Also I could have dyed the cake batter to make a marbled red/yellow cake...there's always next time). 
I had about three beautifully piped cupcakes but the rest fell victim to soft frosting (the food coloring gel changed the consistency of the frosting so adding more powdered sugar will help counter this problem---I just didn't add enough). Regardless, the cupcakes were a festive addition to a very full spread of all the best game day treats. And I'd like to think they helped the Chiefs win...wink wink. 

The Recipe: Raspberry Lemon Cupcakes from Sally's Baking Addiction, which had the right punch of tartness from the lemon cupcake and sweetness from the raspberry frosting. 

Frosting Tips: Use this YouTube tutorial on how to create the perfect two-toned swirl. (I used her second option with a large round piping tip).