Super Bowl Party Baking Results….

Ohhhh my word…I am sooooo darn tired. Let me run down what I baked for the two day event of for the Professional Sports Wives Association and the Professional Athletes Council.

84 Mini Banana Bread loafs with banana frosting topped with toasted walnuts
99 Red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting
100 GIANT chocolate chip cookies

I wish I knew or wrote down how much time I spent in the kitchen. But it was an unGodly amount of time. The cookies alone took 22 minutes a batch and I could only cook 7 at a time!
Thats over 5 hours of just BAKING time for the just the cookies.

My one little standard size oven needs a rest. Yes I was offered tons of help in the kitchen, did I accept anyones offer??? No. Do I ever accept help? Rarely! Its my own way to torture myself. Fun huh?
To get this all done in time for the party on Friday and Saturday, it took planning.
I made all the banana breads on Tuesday. I added a tiny bit of vegetable oil to the mix to keep the moisture level up. I baked them on Monday and Tuesday. Then I wrapped them individually in tin foil then put them in Tupperware and stored them in the freezer.

On Wednesday, I made the red velvet cupcakes. they are super moist, so I knew there would be noooo problem with them in an airtight container in the fridge. I baked all of the cookies on Thursday, Friday and some on Saturday morning.
Phew, that’s a whole lotta baking!
A bunch of you asked how much I charged or how much they paid me?
NADA! I didn’t charge nor did I get paid a single cent! I truly did it for the opportunity and the challenge to see if I could pull it all off.

I wish I had some good Hollywood Celebrity gossip to spill, but I don’t.
I was at the event all day long and left each day around 6 ish. It turns out that all of the “famous” people showed up after I left. There were tons of NFL players and their wives and lots of high profile executives that I met. I still had a ball!

I would do it again in a second.
I got a few marriage proposals because of my goodies, however I had to respectfully decline! ;)

Me and my sister. She was my helper on Friday. And my girl Bobcat was my helper on Saturday.

Me and one of the many nice people I met…William E. Wilson (mens clothing designer)
visit his website at http://www.williamwilsonclothing.com/ . Very Very Sweet man!

Me and the “magnificent” Michael Barber former NFL player and founder of the Pro Athletes Council

I don’t really have many photos.

I am not a big “oh can I have your autograph” person or “can I have a photo with you” person.
The experience was wonderful.
I promise to get back on everyones blogs when I get my life and house back in order. Imagine being gone for 2 days, leaving the husband and 2 kiddos to fin for themselves!!! Not a good outcome! My house was a wreck!! No back to cleaning I goooooo!!!

Comments

  1. 1
    LeslieVeg says:

    Your display looks Absolutely PROFESSIONAL, Beautiful, and DELICIOUS! You did a fabulous Job and I Bet you are so proud! (I am proud for you!) Your desserts MUST have been a HUGE hit!
    GREAT JOB! You got your name out there.. VERY IMPORTANT! YEAH!!!! Congratulations Les!!!
    Leslie
    LeslieVeg@msn.com

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    Congrats to you! What a fun event!! Everything you made sounds fantastic, no wonder you got marriage proposals! I love your display too! You really out did yourself!! I think it is time you get at least two ovens because I know you will be getting calls for more gigs! YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!

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    Anonymous says:

    Your treats look really great and you must be really excited to have pulled everything off so successfully. While I’m sure the exposure is probably worth quite a bit, wasn’t it a lot of money out of pocket to provide such a large quantity of baked goods? Why didn’t you accept any pay just to break even?

  4. 4

    Wow such a good job!Amazing that you did all this by yourself.

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    VeggieGirl says:

    HOLY FREAKING AMAZING!!!

  6. 6

    you’re such a cutie!
    the display was perfect: just your style.
    so glad the networking paid off.
    you rock!

  7. 7

    Glad you had a good time! Everything looks great so that’s awesome that it was worth it!

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    Evolving Mommy Catherine says:

    Congrats! It looks like everything turned out beautifully.

  9. 9

    your display looks great!
    hahha bet the hubby was a little nervous leaving you there with all the pro athletes :) (and esp. with your baked goods being present)

  10. 10

    OMG how fun, all the pics are great! It’s a great opportunity and just fun. It would be fun to put on a resume, you know if you needed a job! Ha!

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    Clumbsy Cookie says:

    Oh wow Leslie! You go girl! Next time can you please do me a favor and bake 100 cupcakes instead of 99? Then send the extra one to me ;)! I like how you decorated everything, very cool!

  12. 12

    Look at you…all schmoozing and baking and being as cute as ever. You did an amazing job of killing yourself. Maybe you should write a book…”101 Ways To Bake Yourself To Death”. 10% to me of course for the idea. Also the presentation is so you and very well done. Congratulations, you worked hard and did amazing, you deserve every opportunity that comes your way. I am like you. No autograph, just your paycheck please. As far as the marriage proposals go, remember, you are looking for me.

    Hiding? When my life sucks, it is what I do. Survival emotionally I guess, and issues obviously. Thank you for the kind thoughts. Just prayers are needed. Prayers that my son pulls his head out of his ass and quits totally crushing my heart and soul. I am thankful that I have faith in God, I don’t know what I would do otherwise. I appreciate your sweetness, maybe a little Donna Reed quality.

    Be blessed.

  13. 13

    I wish you could give us the recipes….everything looks so awesome!

  14. 14

    *SO* cool! Congrats on a successful event!!! =)

  15. 15

    What an awesome opportunity! And don’t worry I torture myself as well…I never ask for help either!
    Masochists that’s what we are!

  16. 16

    very cool! you’re practically a local celebrity!

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    inland empire restaurant and food reviews says:

    You are doing so well, your star is on the rise!!!

  18. 18

    Awesome! Looks like you worked hard and it “paid” off. What a fun experience. Gotta know about the cookies. Recipe? Or is it a secret? GREAT job. Cute table.

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    Alyssa Goodnight says:

    Everything sounds VERY yummy, but I’ve gotta say, I do not envy you that baking! I made a couple batches of roll-out sugar cookies and that was plenty for me for a while.

    You’re awesome!

  20. 20

    All of that looks amazing! Where was this held? I heard almost every venue was booked this weekend in Tampa. We even felt it over in little old IRB haha

  21. 21

    Congratulations on a job well done! Everything looked wonderful, and I love the banner you made up for the event. You’re already a professional!

    I just have to say though, I am SHOCKED you weren’t paid for this. Did they offer to pay you? The cost of ingredients and labor alone was probably worth a few hundred dollars (and for a high-profile Super Bowl party no less!). But if you’re happy just for the exposure, then I guess it’s all good. :)

  22. 22

    Leslie,
    What a crazy few days you have had and to do it all for NADA? You are a saint girl! That’s a ton of work, from the looks of your photos you pulled it off beautifully! Love all of your little logos all over, too fun! Congrats for the amazing opportunity! No doubt your hard work will pay off with more gigs!

  23. 23

    awesome, leslie. i’ve no doubt that this is an experience you’ll never forget. :)

  24. 24

    What an awesome experience. It looks like you had a great time, and your table setup was so pretty. Thanks for sharing!

  25. 25

    Leslie, congratulations and job well done!

    Success comes to those that work it, are kind to others and life just seems to have a way of paying back folks like yourself.

  26. 26

    Love your “station”!!! You did a great job by the looks of it and should be super proud of yourself. I’ve said it before but YOU GO GIRL!!
    ~ingrid

  27. 27

    hey leslie its Gina’s daughter, Kalie and is it fun posting a blog beacause me and my BFF’s wanna make a website and my mom said to do a blog instead because it was free but im not sure on witch one to do.

  28. 28

    Congrats of the fabulous outcome of your big event. So glad to see that if turned out so well, not that I really didn’t think it would. Your menu sounds and looks great. What a wonderful opportunity for you.

  29. 29

    What a great experience! You did an amazing job with all your treats!

  30. 30

    I bake ONE batch of chocolate chip cookies and I’m like – THAT’S ALL SHE WROTE FOLKS, SEE YOU IN A MONTH! So I completely understand if you drift off to a household chores hiatus. About the whole $ thing – like its any of our business – even lawyers do pro-bono work to get their name out there. Then they work tirelessly (like someone else we know…) to win the case and the next high profile client that comes their way, that they know is good for it, they charge up the nose! Congrats and glad u survived! I would probably do it all myself too. Cause if someone else messes you up, it’s still your name on that food poisoning lawsuit right?
    My best, Lynn
    Free product this week is great! Stop on by…

  31. 31

    I love your buffet table!!! It look sooooooo good… It doesn’t look as if it’s your first time, you are really awesome!!! Better rest because I’m sure your phone will start to ring with more events… Now, can i have a cookie, pls? :) Cheers to you, Les!!!

  32. 32

    CONGRATS!! You did such a marvelous job. We’re so proud of you :) You look great and I love the little signs.

  33. 33

    Nice work! Everything looked great!

  34. 34

    Les – Thanks for letting me be your helper on Friday – I had a blast!!!. You did an amazing job and I am so proud of you! Everything was PERFECT! Love you!

  35. 35

    Your booth looks fantastic and I know what you mean about proving you can do it yourself. I do that a lot and I kill myself in the process but then at the end I know it did it all on my own. But I love the color combos and your logo on the booth.

  36. 36

    sounds like it was a complete success! get some rest, and then come on back and chat awhile!

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    My Sweet & Saucy says:

    What an amazing experience! Your booth looked soooo good!

  38. 38
    j & j dish it out says:

    OH MY GOODNESS…you must share your recipe for the banana loafs and banana frosting. Everything looks great. Hard word but it looked fun!

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    Michelle says:

    Everything looks so good! What an experience!
    I'm new to your blog and love it. I was wondering though, have you considered labeling your recipes with categories and then having the categories on the side bar so that it is easier to find recipes? I was just trying to look for your cookie & brownie recipes and the only way I see to do that is go through each month's posts and read all the titles to try to find them.
    Just an idea!!
    You have great recipes!