Football Cupcakes

Everyone who knows me knows I love football. I also love making desserts for football parties and the Super bowl is the biggest football party there is. These Football Cupcakes are super simple. You can either buy your cupcakes from the store bakery make them homemade or make them from a box. I’m all about easy, it seems like time flies nowadays.  I’ve included a homemade recipe for buttercream. A little tip I’ve used many times is buy your cupcakes from the bakery then make your own buttercream and decorate. Everyone will think you slaved in the kitchen.

Football Cupcake

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Author Jennifer Grooms


  • chocolate cupcakes either store bought homemade or made from a box

Buttercream Frosting

  • 2 sticks butter softened
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Kelly green gel food coloring


  1. Using either a stand mixer or an electric mixer, start beating butter, sugar, and milk on medium speed. Gradually increase the speed to high and add vanilla extract. Beat until mixture forms stiff peaks. When it does, you have successfully made your buttercream.
  2. Divide butter cream in 2 bowls. Leave about 3/4 of the buttercream in one bowl and color with Kelly green food coloring.
  3. Using frosting bag with Wilton tip #233 pipe Kelly green grass on to each cupcake
  4. Using frosting bag with Wilton tip #3 pipe a vertical white line on to cupcake

  5. Then using same #3 tip pipe your numbers on each side of the line as shown in the picture.
  6. Add a candy football

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