Sunday, February 6, 2011

Super Bowl Sweets


The Super Bowl will be on in a few hours so I thought I would go ahead and share some sweet treats worth cheering for. That is if you are a Pittsburgh Steelers fan. My friend Cupcake Julie and her husband are. Big fans. Me? Not so much a football fanatic or watcher for that matter. But I am a fan of fun and cute treats, so when Julie asked me to help with her Steelers Sweets Dessert Table I was all in. But how could I not be. Remember her Christmas table? Enough said.


I made some Steelers cake pops and chocolate whoopie pies for the table.


But these football jersey sugar cookie pops that Julie made were the star attraction. They were placed on custom bleachers measured, made and painted by Mr. Cupcake Julie. Teamwork is awesome.

On one end of the table is the offense…


…With the defense on the other end.


Complete with the names for each. Love the look of these cookies. They were made from a onesie cookie cutter and turned into jerseys by just cutting off the bottoms.

Polamalu … He was named the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year. I didn’t know that before yesterday or that this is the third Super Bowl for the Steelers in five years…  or that they are trying for their 7th Super Bowl win. I could go on … and on with what I didn’t know about the Steelers before yesterday.


…Like what a terrible towel is…  but if you are part of the Steeler Nation, I think you’ll appreciate these cute little labeled candy bars with a bit of licorice on each side to color coordinate.


There was even a football trophy made of chocolate. Julie had a metal cake pan she used for the mold.


Of course, we need something to wash it all down. Coke bottles won so we could add our own labels and use these cute yellow striped paper straws for a fun look.


The cake pops were dipped in white candy coating. The stars were made by cutting the shapes out of tinted fondant and attaching them to the pops with some of the extra melted candy.


And the tags were made using a 1 1/2 inch paper punch to cut circles from card stock paper and a teardrop shape hole punch for the holes. You can size your own artwork to fit whatever size paper punch you have and print it out to use.


Check out these cupcakes with cute football wrappers and these awesome Steelers helmets.


We made striped boxes in black and white for popcorn. Simple stripes, but a very strong graphic element and really pulled the look of the table together.


Julie happened to have a bunch of those paper pom poms being the super fan that she is, so she cut them in half and wired them in bunches to make them smaller and fuller. They added great texture to the background.

We both had so much fun pulling this all together. I’ve really got to be careful though, this kind of thing could be very addictive. I have visions of dessert tables swirling in my head.


Are you watching the Super Bowl?

Who are you rooting for?

Me? It looks like I’m a Steelers fan after all that work.

At least for today.

At least until Glee comes on.

Janine O said...

Crazy cute!!!! I’m with you on waiting for Glee….

February 6, 2011 03:06 PM
Meghan @ Domestic Sugar said...


Though this display rocks!

February 6, 2011 03:09 PM
Melanie said...

GO STEELERS!!!!! In Pittsburgh, we say that we “bleed black and gold”! :) This display is unbelievable…WOW! I wish I could have seen it earlier so that I could do 1/2 as good a job for our party today! Awesome! Saving it for next year!! ;)

February 6, 2011 03:11 PM
Marla said...

WOW – this is amazing! Wish you could “pack” it up and send it to me in PITTSBURGH!!!!! GO STEELERS!!!

February 6, 2011 03:15 PM
Jamie said...

I’m cheering for the Packers, but this display is awesome! The only thing missing are football cake pops! [I made some last year and everyone went wild for them: link to ] Happy Superbowl Everyone!

February 6, 2011 03:15 PM
Sasha said...

THIS IS AMAZING .. so so cute

February 6, 2011 03:15 PM
Jen AKA Jupiter said...

I only care about Glee, not the football. But this is the cutest!

February 6, 2011 03:16 PM
Caroline said...

So disappointed you didn’t do a Green Bay batch. But I guess these will get eaten just like the Steelers will in a couple hours.

February 6, 2011 03:17 PM
Emily said...

WOW… very nice! As for the Super Bowl… I really only like watching the commercials : )

February 6, 2011 03:17 PM
bakerella said...

Caroline – too funny.

February 6, 2011 03:18 PM
jen said...

So amazing! I don’t care who wins but I could get behind the steelers just because they’re colors look so good on this table!

February 6, 2011 03:18 PM
Pampered Sweet Tooth said...

One of my girlfriends is a DIE HARD Steelers fan and is going to freak out when I show her this table. I will be watching the Super bowl, but have no favorite for the Atlanta Falcons didn’t make it this year. Go Sweets!

February 6, 2011 03:21 PM
Melissa Barbacow said...

Just awesome. wish I would of found your site awhile instead of a a few days ago. I love the Steelers and this gave me ideas for next year.

February 6, 2011 03:21 PM
kristy said...

maybe this calls for some “glee”pops? :)

February 6, 2011 03:21 PM
Jenny said...

this is AMAZING. Everything! But . . . weren’t the cokes going flat? (Maybe there were more on ice, nice and cold and capped up. :-)

February 6, 2011 03:21 PM
Diane {} said...

What a fabulous spread! Your creativity will never cease to amaze me :) I’ll be watching the game I’m sure in between baking I hope. Lots of items on my list I want to make.

February 6, 2011 03:22 PM
Sue said...

Wow, I’m not much of a football fan unless I have some sort of emotional/sentimental attachment to a team, like these goodies for instance-ha ha!

February 6, 2011 03:22 PM
Nia Uhlenhake said...

I LOVE THIS!!! Not really a Steelers fan, but YOUR ROCKED IT!!!!!!!!! Not sure I should admit that I’m a Cardinals fan (hometown team.) :)

February 6, 2011 03:24 PM
Mercedes said...

You are so AMAZING! Thank you for sharing. LOVE all of it : ) even the team you are rooting for. We’ll be watching and enjoying a few cake pops ourselves.

February 6, 2011 03:25 PM
Made With Pink said...

Wow Wow Wow! What an impressive table! I’m a bit out of touch with football now since moving to the UK. Here football = soccer. Hope you have a fab game day! I wish I could be there – mainly just to watch all the cool commercials!

February 6, 2011 03:27 PM
Jenny said...


Dear Cupcake Julie,

PLEASE start a blog!!!! You are out of control talented! This table has me speechless.

February 6, 2011 03:27 PM
Jessica said...

Nice spread! I won’t be watching the Superbowl either, I’m totally waiting for Glee afterwards. I even made cookies to celebrate. :)

February 6, 2011 03:29 PM
bakerella said...

Jenny – Yes, but we have more to drink.

Jenny – I agree. I keep telling her.

February 6, 2011 03:30 PM
katie said...

holy crap that’s amazing! great job!

February 6, 2011 03:30 PM
amanda79 said...


February 6, 2011 03:30 PM
Gee said...

Simply amazing!! I could never put that much effort into a tablescape/decorating desserts..


February 6, 2011 03:30 PM
Marissa said...

You are absolutely insane! This is crazy amazing!

February 6, 2011 03:33 PM
Cupcake Julie said...

“I’m from the town with the great football team, ba ba bum bum, we are the Pittsburgh Steelers!” Like a little girl in a Pittsburgh candy store…this is the most fun I have had since designing Christmas! Your photo’s are fab, and the story divine! You are amazing!!! I was giddy opening up your post! Thank you for ALL your design effort & baking such delicious treats…I am the luckiest girl in the world… sharing such special events with you, makes them so much fore fun! xoxo

February 6, 2011 03:34 PM
jules said...

Ummm… WOW! This is incredible…. like too cute eat incredible. It all looks great, but the cookies sent me over the edge! Great job ladies!

February 6, 2011 03:36 PM
Diana said...

Ahh! This is amazing! Every time I look at your cute little things, I think about how time consuming it must be to have everything so perfect. Awesome job!!

February 6, 2011 03:37 PM
Lurel W said...

Now that is dedication.

February 6, 2011 03:39 PM
Southern Gal said...

Wow. That is amazing. How did I miss the Christmas pictures? I’m kind of glad I didn’t see that at Christmas time…

I usually don’t watch the Super Bowl unless my team is playing. I do love the commercials though. Have you seen the Volkswagen Star Wars commercial? Love it.

February 6, 2011 03:40 PM
Heather said...

Amazing!! Can I come to your party?! Wow.

February 6, 2011 03:41 PM
Jeannie Pence - Trendy Tree said...

I’m not even really a football fan…..but I AM a party fan! Love it all!! How did you make the black and white striped boxes?

February 6, 2011 03:41 PM
Antonio Maurice Daniels said...

Awesome design! I love my Steelers! This is just perfect!

February 6, 2011 03:43 PM
falnfenix said...

boooo squealers. nice spread, though. :)

February 6, 2011 03:46 PM
Nancy Wyatt said...

WOW! You two rocked it!! I am not much for either team or football for that matter. We are doing the unthinkable, going out to dinner then grocery shopping. LOL Hope that isn’t too un-american, LOL!

February 6, 2011 03:50 PM
Pixie in Pumps said...

not a steeler’s fan, but this is incredible!

February 6, 2011 03:51 PM
Ashley said...

I am like you…just putting up with the football thing until Glee comes on… :)

February 6, 2011 03:54 PM
Sandi said...

I could care less about the game, but I do love all the fun treats! those jerseys are amazing!
I’m going to a chili cook-off…and probably not watching a second of the game. LOL

February 6, 2011 03:55 PM
Lisa said...

If I didn’t already ADORE you this would have clinched it! You ROCK! My hubby is a HUGE Steelers fan, and I cannot wait to show him this!

February 6, 2011 03:57 PM
Haley C said...

Can you be any cuter!?!? I want to come to your place for the Super Bowl!

February 6, 2011 03:57 PM
Wendy Fugal said...

Dessert Tables are so addicting! Have you heard of candy clay? It is pretty much the greatest thing ever invented. It would work perfectly instead of fondant on the cake pops. Plus it tastes just like the candy coating.

February 6, 2011 03:59 PM
Nuha said...

agh! Loveeeee it!! And those cheerleader pom poms are so cute too!!

February 6, 2011 04:06 PM
Rhonda Cooley said...

As a Steelers fan myself–I LOVE these–but darn it’s all too cute to eat!! What a lot of work y’all put into these—and they look so great! That’s artistic IMO.

February 6, 2011 04:07 PM
Cara said...

Here we go, Steelers!!! Coming from a Pittsburgh gal… this is AMAZING! I wish all Steelers parties had dessert tables like this one! (Love that there’s a Keisel cookie!!! Fear the beard!)

February 6, 2011 04:09 PM
ashleycupcakes said...

Next year Detroit is going all the way, baby!

February 6, 2011 04:10 PM
Katie Beasley said...

How AWESOME! I still dream about her Christmas Party Table, now this awesome table?!? WOW! I wish I could learn how to set us my yum Yuma like that!!!!

I love football! I will be watching! I’ll be going cheer for the Pack, even though Brett Favre isn’t on the team anymore.

February 6, 2011 04:11 PM
Pamela Susan said...

Holy Cow! I’m not a football fan, but I want to go to that party!

Btw, what’s a terrible towel?!

February 6, 2011 04:11 PM
Lauren at KeepItSweet said...

You are amazing! Oh, and I can’t wait for the new Glee!!!

February 6, 2011 04:14 PM
Mocha said...

Even though I’m rooting for the Packers.. That is quite the table. The work you and your friend put into that table shows though.

February 6, 2011 04:16 PM
Dawn said...

Well, since I now live in Steeler Nation (a wee bit north of Pittsburgh), I’m rooting for the Steelers!! :) These treats are AWESOME!! I just finished decorated some football shaped cookies with black and gold buttercream, and earlier this weekend I made a giant foot-ball shaped cocoa krispie treat. ;)

Go Steelers!

February 6, 2011 04:17 PM
Stacy said...

Your desserts look amazing Julie!! Have fun enjoying them as our Steelers shred the Packers!! GO STEELERS!!!!!!!

February 6, 2011 04:18 PM
Dana said...

Everything looks amazing, even if for the wrong team. ;)

February 6, 2011 04:21 PM
Cara said...

For Pamela Susan…
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February 6, 2011 04:23 PM
Carrie said...


February 6, 2011 04:24 PM
Kim @ The Celebration Shoppe said...

I personally watch for the commercials… ;) LOVE the table and all the fun ideas!

February 6, 2011 04:25 PM
Erin said...

Love, Love, Love these!!! If I show my husband these pictures, he will want me to do these for him every year!!! Go Steelers!!!

February 6, 2011 04:27 PM
Morgan said...


February 6, 2011 04:28 PM
Li said...

The only thing that could have made this display better is if you had shared it yesterday, so I could borrow some ideas for today!! Perfect!! GO STEELERS!

February 6, 2011 04:30 PM
Viktoria - Pinkpastry said...

This is amazing!

February 6, 2011 04:39 PM
Alpha said...

amazing work!!!

February 6, 2011 04:40 PM
Heidi in NYC said...


February 6, 2011 04:40 PM
Heather (Heather's Dish) said...

what an adorable set-up! i’m going for the packers…but the steelers would be proud of this one :)

February 6, 2011 04:42 PM
Mayra Rivera said...

Any man would love this dessert table! Fabulous!!

February 6, 2011 04:42 PM
Tiffani said...

You would like this lady.
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February 6, 2011 04:43 PM
Charlie said...

Those are freakin’ adorable!!

Just a question–how do you get your candy coating so thin for such smooth coverage? No matter how thoroughly I melt mine, it’s always thick and doesn’t get nearly the same even coating.

Do you add anything to the candy melts to make it thinner? What brand do you use?

February 6, 2011 04:43 PM
Carrie Funk said...

I thought I was the only one around that didn’t follow football! I’m watching netflix! Your table is adorable :-)

February 6, 2011 04:45 PM
Cindy said...

I too would love to see a blog but maybe you should should just skip it and publish a book. These pics are coffee table worthy!

February 6, 2011 04:46 PM
Amanda said...

As a Steelers fan and cake pop fan, this is quite possibly the best table of desserts ever!

February 6, 2011 04:47 PM
Hilary said...

seriously, I “heart” Bakerella!

February 6, 2011 04:48 PM
Stephanie Jordan said...

Great job woman! Amy atlas would even be proud!

February 6, 2011 04:51 PM
jackie from Texas said...

i just found out yesterday that today was superbowl. my hubby asked who i wanted to win and i told him i did not know who was playing. i am rooting for half time when all the cute commercials come on! go superbowl commercials :P

February 6, 2011 04:51 PM
Lindzie H said...

Seriously, if I was invited to a party with this cute of food, I might actually be able to tolerate football :)

February 6, 2011 05:06 PM
Holly said...

Oh my gosh… That looks like a party I’d love to be a part of! I made steeler jersey cookies, but this is just amazing!! I wouldve done more, but at 39weeks n 4 days, I’m afraid the baby will be here any minute! Lol

Thanks for sharing!! Maybe next time I’ll do all this!!

February 6, 2011 05:11 PM
Tracy said...

how cute! that is awesome. I am trying to make my son, who will be 8 tomorrow, who, is a Steelers fan, some of the steelers football pops. How do you make the footballs, look like footballs??? help asap!! I’m not sure how to form them.

February 6, 2011 05:15 PM
Amy @ Living Locurto said...

Loooooove!!! You rock!

February 6, 2011 05:15 PM
LaKisha Smith said...

Wow! That dessert table looks amazing. I wish I had your advice about the steelers pops before today!

Anyhow…..I am definitely rooting for the steelers!!

February 6, 2011 05:15 PM
Pure2raw Twins said...

Love your super bowl dessert table. So many goodies!!!

February 6, 2011 05:16 PM
Lizzie said...

This. Is. Too. Much. I. Have. Failed.
My Superbowl-ness pales incomparison to these delightful treats.

February 6, 2011 05:19 PM
Mryia said...

Wow. I am totally not a football fan but I am making all kinds of mental notes because I would love to make a snack bar that looks like this for a hockey watching party!

February 6, 2011 05:20 PM
Karen said...

OMGoodness!!! I would have been totally ALL IN on this project too! I LOVE themed gatherings!!! I just finished up some pops for a friend to take to a super bowl party. They are so cute…especially the footballs!!! Next time you want to go all out on a dessert table…call me….I love this stuff!!! Thanks for sharing! Keep them coming!!!!

February 6, 2011 05:24 PM
Lauren @ Crave. Indulge. Satisfy. said...

What an amazing Steelers dessert table, this is definitely the Super Bowl party to be at this year! You all did a fabulous job with all the details and variety of sweets! Love the jersey cookies in the custom bleachers!

February 6, 2011 05:24 PM
Carla said...

SOOOOOO jealous!! I have black and gold in my blood, so this is absolutely perfect! Go Steelers :)

February 6, 2011 05:36 PM
TidyMom said...

AMAZING!!! I don’t even watch the game……but I’d come over for THAT party! lol

February 6, 2011 05:39 PM
Regan said...

I love it! but, GO PACKERS! I’m about to make your Reindeer Chow for the kiddies at the party. Made your cookie/brownie things last night. They’re already gone! um… it was me… :/

February 6, 2011 05:46 PM
christelle is flabbergasting said...

This is amazing! I am flabbergasted even if i won’t watch the game ! ;) (you sweets worth 1 000 Super Bowl games!)

February 6, 2011 05:47 PM
Kat said...

Born and raised a Packer fan, and that will never change. GO PACK GO!

February 6, 2011 05:48 PM
Anonymous said...


What a wonderful job you both did…there’s still time to become a football fan – especially a Steelers fan ;)

February 6, 2011 05:50 PM
Melinda said...

We’ll be waving our Terrible Towels in less than an hour :) Beautiful job! I had hoped to make some stellar sugar cookies for our Super Bowl party this past week but my little kids got pink eye so we had to cancel. I’ll store some of these great ideas for next year!

February 6, 2011 05:51 PM
Bubble and Sweet said...

Adorable table although I am not a fan of football either, just yummy desserts.

February 6, 2011 05:57 PM
Marian (Sweetopia) said...

And a homerun again! (Okay that doesn’t fit for football…Iknow that… but I don’t even know what it would be called in this case, I’m THAT much into sports!). Like you, I’m into sweets though, and this table is to die for.
I love love love the ‘stands’ and the adorable cookies ‘sitting’ in them and I could really go for one of those cake pops right now.

Oh.. remembered…. TOUCH DOWN!

Thanks again for an excellent post!

February 6, 2011 06:02 PM
Shannon said...

You are amazing!!! I love it!

February 6, 2011 06:09 PM
TriGirl said...


February 6, 2011 06:12 PM
Magdalena Santelices Chadwick said...

when I saw this pictures it came to my mind…. bakerella meets amy atlas! the best mixture ever!

February 6, 2011 06:14 PM
jen said...

There have been many times that I’ve looked at your blog and thought to myself, “Only an insane genius would put that much work into something somebody is gonna eat.” Today, I think you’ve outdone yourself!

This I vow: should the Detroit Tigers ever make it to the World Series again, I will send you photos of the crazy baked goods I make. :D

February 6, 2011 06:19 PM
Kim said...

over the top fantastic! I bet even the boys appreciated it ;o)

hugs! Kim @ Party Frosting!

February 6, 2011 06:20 PM
Elizabeth said...

This is absolutely fabulous! Hoping to do something like this for next years super bowl….lets hope in silver and blue!!

February 6, 2011 06:26 PM
yentl said...

wow, nice work!

February 6, 2011 06:32 PM
melanie said...

Oh no, I thought you were perfect…I’m talking myself into believing that you just got your colors confused this time…I’ll have to send you a pic of my CHEESEcake…GO PACKERS!!!

February 6, 2011 06:36 PM
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