Game day football cupcakes

These fun game day cupcakes are simple to decorate and if you are hosting a game day party, then whip a few up for the kids.

What you need:

  • Basic chocolate cupcakes
  • Wilton decorating icing – chocolate, kelly green and white
  • Coupler ring set (a set of 4 is just over $2)
  • Decorating tips – No. 5, 21, 233.

Note: The tips will connect directly to the Wilton decorating icing tubes by using a coupler.

If you only have a small number of cupcakes to decorate and don't want to deal with messy bags of icing, then these icing tubes are perfect.  At a rough guess you could probably decorate 8-10 cupcakes with one tube of kelly green, depending on how much 'grass' you pipe on.

Here are the steps you will take to decorate your cupcakes.

How to decorate football cupcakes
Step 1

Using the chocolate decorating icing and the No.21 (star) tip begin at one side of the cupcake and make a swirl that becomes wider in the center and tapers back in at the other side.  In full disclosure I used regular chocolate frosting for this. I knew I had a chocolate tube, however after attaching the tip I quickly realized that it was almost empty, but thankfully had a tub of chocolate icing in the refrigerator that I could use instead.

Step 2

Using the white decorating icing and the No.5 (small circle) tip make a short line down the center of the chocolate football and then a few cross marks over the top.

Step 3

Using the kelly green decorating icing and the No.233 (grass) tip pipe on small sections of grass around the football.


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Tonya Staab January 25, 2013 - 4:43 pm

Thank  you Jamie :).

Jamie January 25, 2013 - 1:12 pm

How cute are those? =)

Kimberly/Foodie City Mom February 1, 2013 - 8:55 pm

Those ARE very cute. I hope that they are appreciated for your craftiness before being gobbled up!

Tonya Staab February 2, 2013 - 2:42 pm

The kids definitely got a kick out of them (no pun intended) 🙂

Marina February 2, 2013 - 5:33 pm

My husband loved them..thanks for the idea!!


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