Tastes Like Team Spirit: Super Bowl Sweets Inspired by the Broncos and the Seahawks

01/24/2014 at 04:18 PM ET
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Courtesy Dana’s Bakery

Hosting a Super Bowl party? Whether your guests are rooting for the Broncos, pulling for the Seahawks or just showed up to watch the commercials, there’s one thing they can all agree on: dessert.

We’ve rounded up seven team-themed treats that will ensure everyone’s in a sugar coma by the fourth quarter.

Courtesy Georgetown Cupcakes

The popular bakery is embracing the Super Bowl spirit by spiffing up their classic chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with brightly colored buttercream frosting (orange for Denver, green for Seattle) and fondant accents. They’re shown here with the chocolate peanut butter fudge variety, because when it comes to cupcakes, you can never have too many choices.

Price: $29 for 12 cupcakes

Courtesy Eleni’s Cookies

Eleni’s pioneered the trend of elegant, meticulously designed sugar cookies, and so it’s no surprise that even their Super Bowl creations manage to make football look glamorous. Along with classic white cookies decorated with each team’s logo, they’ve got treats shaped like footballs, jerseys, helmets, and more.

Prices: Superbowl XLVIII Cookie Set: $40 for 10 cookies; Cookie Huddle Gift Tin: $45 for 18 cookies; Game Day Cookie Tin: $65 for 29 cookies

Courtesy Caroline’s Cakes

Oprah BFF Gayle King is a fan of the treats from South-Carolina–based baker Caroline Ragsdale-Reutter, whose seven-layer caramel cake was also featured in the movie The Help. Now Ragsdale-Reutter has created two simple, stylish confections to honor the Seahawks and the Broncos. Each yellow cake is frosted with vanilla buttercream and finished with chocolate dots in team colors.

Price: $68 for a nine-inch round Seahawks or Broncos cake (serves 14 to 20)

Courtesy Dana’s Bakery

This New York bakery is known for putting making delicate, French-style macarons in feel-good American flavors like oatmeal raisin and fruity cereal. Owner Dana Loia created two new brightly colored varieties for the big game: Denver peanut butter chocolate and Seattle sea salt. They’re sold together as a mixed assortment, which is perfect because no matter which team you’re rooting for, you’re going to want to try both flavors.

Price: $30 for a box of 12

Courtesy Magnolia Bakery

Rather than use team logos to decorate their cupcakes, Manhattan’s cultishly popular Magnolia Bakery opted for a bit of whimsy: almond-paste footballs and a smattering of colorful sprinkles.

Price: $48 for 12 cupcakes

Courtesy M&M’s

No one’s going to argue if you add a bowl of M&M’s to your Super Bowl spread. But should those M&Ms happen to be done in Broncos and Seahawks colors with adorable, teeny-tiny team logos, you’ve just taken your football hosting duties to the next level. Bonus: There’s going to be commercial of a yellow M&M twerking, so you’ll be totally on trend.

Price: $29.99 for The Big Game Box (set of four 7 oz. bags)

—Lexi Dwyer



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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Family of 6 here. Twins under a year old. and 8 and 9 year olds. My twins get WIC which of course doesn’t cover them all month. And right now with BOTH of my husbands and I income we get roughly $300 a month in food stamps. That’s $50 a person. and $75 a wk. I normally have to buy at least 2 cans of formula each for twins, roughly $80-$90. So that cuts our food stamps to about $210. I am a firm believer in coupons. I have been couponing since I got married to save money. It is very rough for a family of 6 with two growing boys and two adults and 2 babies to live on that. If I have the extra money after paying bills, and gas for WORK. I will try to spend another $50-$75 on other groceries that we don’t normally buy. I don’t buy Steaks. I buy chicken,(which can be divided into 2 or 3 meals) hamburger,(multiple, multiple meals) and roast(which can be divided into two meals). I don’t mean to critize anyone…but there are people out there who DO only survive off $29 a wk. I know a few personally.(or close to that range) I also know others who it’s nothing to spend $700-$800 a month. So please don’t judge anyone. It’s all in what you buy.