Football Cupcakes

I know I said that I’m feeling the Superbowl this year but you didn’t think I would leave you without fun ideas, did you?

These cute little football cupcakes are perfect for any Superbowl party! I mean, who doesn’t love cupcakes?! And they couldn’t be any easier. I actually used a boxed mix because cupcakes haven’t been my friend since we moved to 6,000 feet. (The boxed mixes have high altitude directions and always work perfectly.) I also used canned frosting because… well, butter is expensive and canned frosting is cheap!

So the whole project took less than an hour!

To frost football cupcakes: Use a small star tip (I used 21 from Wilton) to pipe chocolate lines back and forth across the cupcakes. You want the lines to be touching but not on top of each other. Use a small round tip (I used 6 from Wilton) to pipe white lines across across the chocolate frosting to make it look like a football.

If you want to make your own cupcakes, I’ve got a vanilla bean cupcake recipe with the best vanilla frosting and an awesome chocolate frosting recipe.

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12 comments on this post.
  1. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen:

    Eep these are do cute and easy- score! Lol

  2. Julie @ Table for Two:

    these are so cute and creative! touchdown for you! :)

  3. Laura:

    Perfect for Sunday, adorable!

  4. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar:

    Cuuute! Love this idea :)

  5. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel:

    Cute! There’s nothing wrong with box and jar supplies – great for a quick fix too. :) Now I want a cupcake.

  6. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts:

    These are cute!! I have done ok with cakes since moving to altitude, but brownies are killing me! Have you figured those out?

  7. amanda:

    I haven’t had any brownie issues but I always make the really fudgy ones that don’t need to puff up much. What’s the secret to cake? I’ve tried adding more flour, decreasing leaveners, raising the oven temp, EVERYTHING. I’m losing my mind! :(

  8. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts:

    I always make fudgy brownies too, but they just aren’t working like they used to :(

    Cake – I have done from scratch, 1 Tbls extra flour per cup, 1 tsp less sugar per cup, 1 extra egg, and then slightly less leavening. See if it works. That is the formula I have been using for cookies too to get them thick and chewy instead of spreading thin.

  9. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust:

    So cute! I love these.

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  11. Deb @ Ate by Ate:

    The dish you used is adorable!! And the cupcakes look so cute. I am a huge fan of chocolate frosting on vanilla, love it much more than vanilla on chocolate.

  12. Heather - Chickabug:

    Hi Amanda! I featured your cupcakes in a post on my blog! Here’s a link:

    Heather : )

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