Game Day Football Cupcakes - a video tutorial for creating chocolate cupcakes adorned with lush buttercream grass and dark chocolate football almonds.
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Are you ready for the Super Bowl? You’re going to need some delicious game-day eats! These Game Day Football Cupcakes are a must-have for Super Bowl Sunday with their Dark Chocolate Football Almonds right along the 50,40,30,20,10 yard line of the lush green Vanilla Buttercream grass of a football field cupcake.
These Game Day Football Cupcakes taste as good as they look, but this post isn’t about the cake, it’s about football cupcakes.
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Game Day Football Cupcakes Table of Contents
Game Day Football Cupcakes Supplies
️🏈 For these cupcakes you'll need your favorite chocolate cupcake recipe, whether that is a boxed cake mix or from scratch. I used my favorite boxed cake mix, Betty Crocker Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix. I wanted to focus on my favorite part, decorating, so I went with an easy and favorite boxed cake mix.
If you need an excellent cupcake baking pan, I recommend the Wilton Perfect Results Premium Non-Stick Cupcake Pan.
🏈 To frost these sporty cupcakes, you'll need buttercream frosting. My favorite buttercream is Vanilla Buttercream.
🏈 For your cupcake decorating you'll need disposable pastry bags, a no.233 grass decorating tip, and a no.3 round decorating tip (for the yard lines). If you want to get fancy, use Wilton Icing Bag Ties; you do not need these by any means but they are useful if you intend on doing a lot of cupcake decorating.
🏈 The final touch to scoring with these cupcakes is the Dark Chocolate Football Almonds.
Step-by-Step Directions for Game Day Football Cupcakes
Step 1 | The Grass
Making grass is a cinch with decorating tip #233, the grass tip. Start at the edge or middle of your cupcake, holding your piping bag at a 90-degree-ish angle hover just above the cupcake and squeeze with a gentle even pressure; releasing pressure as you pull away. The longer you squeeze as you are pulling away, the longer your grass will be. Work your way around the cupcake until the entire top is grass-covered.
Step 2 | The Yard Lines and Numbers
Once you have your cupcakes all covered in grass, you’ll be piping the white yard lines and numbers on with decorating tip #3, a round tip. Starting at the top middle of your cupcake, holding your piping bag at a 90-degree-ish angle squeeze with a gentle even pressure drawing a vertical “yard line” down your cupcake; release pressure when you complete your line and then pull up with the pastry bag. You don’t want to press down onto your cupcake or you’ll mess up your grass.
The yard line numbers consist of 50, 40, 30, 20, and 10. Pipe one number on each side of the line. Use the same pressure as you did with the yard lines. Writing with frosting requires a steady hand, and can be one of the most difficult aspects of cake decorating. It will come with practice, practice, practice.
Step 3 | The Football
You’re just going to plop a Dark Chocolate Football Almond right next to the yard line. If your frosting has dried and won’t “stick” to your cupcake, put a little buttercream on the back of your almond and then press it onto the cupcake.
Game Day Football Cupcakes Video Tutorial
You’ll be the MVP of your Super Bowl party with these Game Day Football Cupcakes! Touchdown! 🙂