How to make pull-apart football cupcakes


How about kicking off your game day celebration with this fun football made of individual cupcakes? Professional baker and author Liv Hansen for the Betty Crocker Kitchens shows how easy it is to score extra points with this treat that's sure to make everybody smile, no matter who wins the game.

How to make pull-apart football cupcakes

Liv shows us how to cleverly make a football cake by decorating with individual cupcakes:

  • Spoon frosting into a pastry bag with a large star tip. 
  • To make football cake shape, arrange 15 of the 24 cupcakes by lining up three rows of three cupcakes. Add one row of two cupcakes on either side.  Add one cupcake on each end of the formation.
  • Pipe thick lines of frosting over the football-shaped cupcake formation. Using a spatula, spread frosting until it smoothly covers the entire football cake shape. Pipe a decorative border of chocolate frosting around the edge of the football. Add assorted color candy-coated chocolate candies to the decorative border.
  • Pipe laces and stitching with white decorating frosting.
  • Frost and decorate remaining cupcakes as desired, and serve alongside the pull-apart football cake.

This pull-apart football cupcakes recipe serves 24.


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  • Liv Hansen

    Liv Hansen Professional Baker and Author Liv Hansen is the author of three books, has appeared on the Today Show, Top 5 (Food Network), The View and Roker on the Road, and was a finalist on the Food Network Challenge: Haunted Gingerbread. more about this expert »