This year, however, I thought it'd be fun to do a festive ending to game day with some football shaped whoopie pies. It was a team activity— I halved this recipe (made about 30 2½-inch whoopie pies), sandwiched frosting in between and Dear Daughter piped on the laces. The Son, well, he sampled.
Hope you have a happy game day. Are you planning an extensive menu or keeping it simple?
Confectioners' Sugar Icing
slightly adapted from The Modern Baker by Nick Malgieri
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
3 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted after measuring
3 tablespoons milk or orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine the butter and ½ cup of the confectioners' sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat with the paddle on low speed until smooth. Continue adding more confectioners' sugar, ½ cup at a time, until it is absorbed. Add the milk 1 tablespoon at a time, waiting until it is incorporated before adding more. Beat in the vanilla. If the mixture is still dry, add some more milk by the teaspoonful. Beat the icing for 5 minutes to make it light.
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