It’s almost time for everyone’s favorite show! The Jon Snow Show aka Game of Thrones finally premieres this weekend and we’re all hungry for more! But, if you’re like me, you’re also hungry for sweets and booze! I’ve put together a menu for an easy, but delicious, viewing party! Most of these treats are SUPER easy and all of them are scrumptious! So let’s get started, after all, winter is coming!
First, I’ll show you how to make some easy baked goods and a boozy drink (we all know, you’re gonna need them). Then I’ll give you a list of things that I didn’t have time to make but are pretty self-explanatory!
#1- Red Wedding Cupcakes
These are a bloody take on traditional red velvet cupcakes. Now, honestly, I don’t like red velvet (I know, I know) but I was gonna make them anyway! Then! I found this cake mix that was vanilla flavored but colored red! Yay for me! If you like red velvet, just go ahead and make those!
What you’ll need:
• Cake mix (and ingredients needed)
• White Buttercream
• Wilton piping tip #1M
• Piping Bag
• Edible blood
• Heart cocktail skewers (optional)
Go ahead and bake your cupcakes! Once it’s cooked, wait for it to cool COMPLETELY before decorating, otherwise the frosting will melt. I put mine in the freezer to speed this up, I’m impatient.
Make your buttercream. I learned how to make mine here. You could also use store bought frosting, just make sure it’s whipped. Either way, put your icing into a piping bag with a Wilton #1M tip, I bought mine on Amazon!
Now that your cupcakes are nice and cool, start decorating! I made a traditional “ice cream” swirl for my cupcakes, that way they look like they were kinda fancy.
Now that your cakes are nice and pretty, let’s bloody them up. I made my “blood” by adding red food coloring along with a VERY small amount of blue coloring to some corn syrup! Go forth and splatter the blood around like the blood of your fallen enemies, until you’re happy with the coverage.
Next, add some cocktail skewers, I wanted those sword ones, but I couldn’t find any! So, I just went with these ones with hearts on them. Just be careful to let your guests know that these aren’t edible! I know, common sense…but some people are dumb.
#2- Dire Wolf Head Pops
Too soon? Probably. But…so adorably gory!
What you’ll need:
• Vanilla Cake mix (and ingredients needed)
• Vanilla frosting
• White melting chocolate
• Black melting chocolate
• Red melting chocolate (optional)
• Lollipop sticks
Firstly, you’re gonna mix and bake your cake. I’m using boxed cake because I’m lazy. Just use your fave vanilla cake recipe.
After your cake has completely cooled, we’re gonna get messy. In a giant bowl, crumb the cake and add your icing. Mix it all together until completely…mixed.
Now we’re gonna make us some doggy heads. Shape the cake balls so that they resemble a wolf’s head. Just get it as close as you can, mine came out looking sorta bear-ish…but after a few tweaks, I was able to get it a shape I was happy with. Place them in the freezer for, at least, 30 minutes.
While our heads are chilllin’, we’ll melt and mix our chocolate. I couldn’t find gray chocolate, so I’m gonna make my own! If Sesame Street has taught me anything, it’s that white and black, mixed together, make gray. So…mix em up!
Time to dip the heads! First dip your stick in chocolate then stick into the base of the head. Then, take the head and dip it into the chocolate. Shake off the excess and leave to harden.
Once the chocolate has hardened, we’ll add some details. You can add fur, eyes, a nose, a tongue, or blood…whatever your morbid little heart desires! Go crazy!
These cake pops are awesome and saddening all at the same time. Much like Game of Thrones itself.
#3-Seven and Seven Kingdoms (Seven and Seven)
Time to get our drank on! …Sorry…This drink is a time honored classic. Ah, the days when I would go to a house party and get wasted on this drink. High school was so long ago…but, let’s not get off topic. This drink is perfect for soothing your wounds, in a cheap way. Admit it, we’d all be a lot happier if we drank like we were Lannisters…just don’t go kissing your sister!
What you’ll need:
• Seagram’s Seven
• A big ol’ glass
To a glass full of ice, add a couple of shots of Seagram’s whiskey.
Fill the rest of the glass with 7-UP.
Drink until you forget about the pain you inflict upon yourself by falling in love with character you know are going to be killed off…it hurts so good.
And that’s it; you’re done!
If you feel like going ALL out with your menu, I’ve added some cleverly named dishes that you could serve to your guests!
Hound Dogs (Chili Cheese Dogs)
Imp Shrimp (Mini Shrimp)
Dragon’s Fire Wings (Spicy Wings)
Ned Heads (Herb Crusted Mozzarella Balls)
Onion Knight Dip (Onion Dip)
Chips and Sansa (Chips and Salsa, c’mon that was easy)
King’s Crown Dip (Molten Cheddar Cheese)
Sansa’s Lemon Cakes (Lemon cake)
Tartgaryen- Store bought tart topped with blackberries and strawberries in the shape of the House Targaryen sigil.
Little Fingers (Lady Fingers)
Sand Snakes (Sour Gummy Worms)
White Walker- White Chocolate Liquer, Club Soda, and blue curacao
The Mountain and the Viper- A shot of Fireball Whiskey dropped into a pint of hard cider (I saw the original recipe here).
The Hound (Grey Hound)- Grapefruit Juice and Vodka
Dark Wings, Dark Words (Dark and Stormy)- Rum and Ginger Beer
Fire and Ice Shots- Numb your tongue with ice and then take a shot! Or Vice Versa!
Enjoy the premiere and eat lots of sweets! What are you most looking forward to in this season of Game of Thrones? Let us know in the comments!