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Easy Football Cupcakes
Jaqui

Easy Football Cupcakes

by Jaqui
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Perfect for anyone who is football mad, these cupcakes are simple to make and look great! Here we've made our cupcakes red and white themed, but you can change the colours to match your favourite team! We've created a realistic grass effect that's super simple to do and makes for a really effective design, so give it a go and make something tasty AND attractive! Ideal for birthday parties and you have the option to customise your design by adding whatever number or name you like to the football shirts.

you will need...

  • Large Round Cutter
  • Edible Glue
  • Sharp Knife
  • Ribbon Cutter
  • FMM Alphabet & Number Cutter Set
  • Red Sugarpaste
  • White Sugarpaste
  • Vanilla Frosting
  • 1M Piping Tip
  • Piping Bag
  • Wilton Icing Tube Coupler
  • JEM Grass Piping Tip #233
  • Wilton Green Decorating Icing
  • Football Shirt Decorations
  • Sugar Footballs
  • Football Cupcake Cases

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you will need...

Double Sided Fondant Icing Cutters
Double Sided Fondant Icing Cutters
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£3.29
Edible Glue Tube
Edible Glue Tube
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£2.49
FMM Multi Ribbon Cutter
FMM Multi Ribbon Cutter
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£10.32
FMM Sugarcraft Upper Case Alphabet & Numbers Cutter Set
FMM Sugarcraft Upper Case Alphabet & Numbers Cutter Set
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£6.86
Renshaws Regalice Poppy Red Sugarpaste 250g
Renshaws Regalice Poppy Red Sugarpaste 250g
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£1.59
Renshaws Sugarpaste White 250g
Renshaws Sugarpaste White 250g
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£1.39
Vanilla Flavoured Icing & Frosting 500g
Vanilla Flavoured Icing & Frosting 500g
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£4.99
Wilton 1M Decorating Tip
Wilton 1M Decorating Tip
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£2.15
Wilton 10
Wilton 10" Featherweight Icing Bag
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£6.23
Wilton Icing Tube Coupler / Adapter
Wilton Icing Tube Coupler / Adapter
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£1.68
JEM Hair / Grass / Fur Tube #233
JEM Hair / Grass / Fur Tube #233
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£2.82
Wilton Ready To Use Green Decorating Icing
Wilton Ready To Use Green Decorating Icing
buy
£2.50
Red Football Shirt Cake Decorations x 5
Red Football Shirt Cake Decorations x 5
buy
£3.49
Sugar Footballs
Sugar Footballs
buy
£2.49
Football Cupcake Cases - White
Football Cupcake Cases - White
buy
£2.27

instructions

Bake a batch of your favourite cupcakes and leave these to cool down before you begin to decorate!

Sugar Football Cupcakes

1. Start by rolling out some green sugarpaste to approximately 2mm thick and use a large round cutter to make a circle. Place this on top of your cupcake.

2. Next, take the grass piping tip and Wilton icing tube coupler and screw this onto the Wilton green decorating icing tube. Squeeze the tube and pipe small blobs of icing over the entire surface of the cupcake to create a grass effect.

3. Whilst the icing is still wet, take one of the sugar footballs and place this in the centre of the cupcake.

Football Shirt Cupcakes

4. For the football shirt cupcakes, firstly make some more green sugarpaste circles (as in step 1) and place these on top of your cupcakes. Pop the 1M piping tip into your icing bag and fill this with vanilla frosting (or whatever flavour you like). Twist the piping bag at the top to keep the frosting air-tight as you are working. Starting in the centre of the cupcake and working outwards, pipe a tall swirl of frosting.

5. You will already have your pack of sugar football shirts, but for extra detail why not add a number or name to the shirt if the cupcakes are for a birthday? An effective way to do this is by using FMM alphabet & number cutters. Roll out your white sugarpaste or modelling paste to roughly 1mm thick (or slightly less) and cut out a strip with the cutter supplied.

6. Place the FMM cutter over the sugarpaste and cut out your first letter or number, giving the cutter a little wiggle as you press down. If the sugarpaste sticks in the cutter, use a cocktail stick to gently pry this out.

7. Dab a little edible glue on the football shirt and carefully place the numbers or letters onto the shirt. Pop the sugar shirt on top of your cupcake, in the centre of the frosting.

Football Scarf Cupcakes

8. To make the sugar scarves, firstly take a piece of red sugarpaste and roll this out to around 2mm thick. Take the ribbon cutter and set this to the desired width (see instructions included with product). Use the ribbon cutter to cut out a long strip of sugarpaste.

9. Cut off the ends of the strip to make a perfect long rectangle shape. Using a sharp knife, create several slits in the ends of the scarf to make a tassel effect.

10. Prop the scarf on it's side and use your fingers to shape this on top of your cupcake. Here we have used the grass effect again but you could also pipe a swirl of frosting instead, or even experiment with styles!

So there you have it, in just 10 easy steps you have made 3 lovely football cupcakes that would be perfect to give as a gift or put on your party table!

 

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