Here in New Zealand, there is not a whole lot of TV coverage of US sports. Go figure. Luckily, I watch Ellen everyday, and she tells me what events are happening in the US, and she told me when the SuperBowl was. Good thing too, so I could make these cute little cake balls.
One of our American friends just moved into a new house with her husband here in Auckland, and when she heard that the game fell on a holiday here (we are in the future over here, so it was a Monday), she knew it was a perfect chance to have a party. Of course, she wanted all American food, and she asked me to make something, but didn't give specifications. I'm glad too, because I had a lot of fun coming up with these and making them. Now I have to say, I am not the first person to make footballs out of cake, and I am certainly not the most creative person in the world. That being said, I can honestly say I came up with this idea all on my own, and we all know how rare that is for me.
I decided to look up what teams were playing (don't judge me), and what their colors were (seriously, don't judge). When I saw that both teams were red and blue, my mind was made up! I was going to make mini footballs out of cake and when you bit into the little ball, it would be half red and half blue! How fun is that?!?! Again, I must stress that I am not the first to combine different colors of cake in the cake ball, but I was the first to come up with it in my apartment, and I was really excited to try it out.
To make these edible footballs, I started out with this Red Velvet Cake recipe. The only changes I made to this recipe is when it called for 1 1/2 cups of oil, I only used 1 cup, and I made half the cake red velvet and the other half blue velvet. That, of course, is how you get the two-toned affect when you bite in.
Cream Cheese Frosting that goes along with the Red Velvet Cake.When I made the frosting, I didn't measure out the entire amount of powdered sugar, but I definitely didn't use the entire 6 cups. I used around 4 cups, and I still had a lot of frosting left over. But it is completely up to you on how much you use. The more you use, the longer you will have to run on the treadmill to feel better about yourself, but what the heck, we are already eating cake for goodness sakes, lets do it right!