Hell Yeah, Hellcats Cupcakes

Derby program

Sunday night I went to the roller derby for the first time in my life. My cousin skates for the Hellcats; this is her second season, but I have only recently learned about her new activity. She is 12 years younger than me and may be my new hero. Here she is with me (she’s on the left); isn’t she lovely? (But don’t be fooled by this beautiful exterior — she’s a badass blocker.)

Me & Sindra Dee

Here they are coming onto the track at the beginning.

Hellcats v Cowgirls start

I’ve wanted to go to the derby for years to feed my inner rollergirl fantasy, so imagine my delight when I learned that my cousin is an honest-to-God rollergirl. Roller derby is so the opposite of our family background — it’s awesome! 

The bout (that’s a derby term) had everything you look for in a sporting event — tight competition, speed, action, fighting. What better way to spend a Sunday evening? To top if off, the Hellcats won. I was so invigorated by the event that I decided to bake some Hellcat-inspired treats.

Hellcat cupcake tray

I baked Cocoa-Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream. I took Martha Stewart’s white cupcake recipe from the Martha Stewart Baking Handbook and replaced two tablespoons of flour with two tablespoons of cocoa powder. I also added 3/4 cup chocolate chips. I made some hot pink buttercream and sprinkled the finished cakes with chocolate crunch sprinkles. The idea being that the chips and sprinkles would mimic animal spots and the cocoa would make it seem more like the color of a leopard print. The hot pink frosting was for the hot pink that the team wears.

Hellcat cupcake

Thanks Sindra Dee for the inspiration!

(I really must get a better camera — sorry for the focusing issues!)

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4 responses to “Hell Yeah, Hellcats Cupcakes

  1. That sounds like a lot of fun, especially with hot-pink cupcakes to go with. Is “Sindra Dee” your cousin’s roller-girl moniker? And I have to ask: is a bout appropriate for school kids to attend? I’d like to go sometime but wasn’t sure about that detail.

  2. Sindra Dee is her stage name. There were kids there. It depends on where your comfort level is, but I didn’t see anything that I’d have a problem with my kids witnessing.

  3. Great post. Sounds pretty chocolaty, and I really like the pink frosting. You should make more of these and hand them out before the next bout.

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