Football Field Mini Cupcakes || Erin Brighton | Super Bowl Party | Football party dessert | desserts | gluten free

Football Field Mini Cupcakes … Get Ready for Game Day!

We have fun neighborhood friends who throw a great football themed party every year at the beginning of the NFL season. I always want to bring something fun and edible but I sometimes struggle to make something creative. This year, I am pretty sure these football field mini cupcakes were touchdown dance worthy. Watch the video to see how easy these are to make and keep scrolling for more details …

Football Field Mini Cupcakes

Football Field Mini Cupcakes … Get Ready For Game Day!

Football Field Mini Cupcakes || Erin Brighton | Super Bowl Party | Football party dessert | desserts | gluten free
Football Field Mini Cupcakes – Game Day Ready!

These football field mini cupcakes were so easy to make and a great project to do with the kids.

Football Field Mini Cupcakes || Erin Brighton | Super Bowl Party | Football party dessert | desserts | gluten free
Football Field Mini Cupcakes … Lots and lots of mini cupcakes

There are really only a few steps … make A LOT of mini cupcakes, whip up a batch of frosting, find some green food dye and rainbow sprinkles, get 2 decorator bags and a couple of frosting tips – and you are done!

Football Field Mini Cupcakes || Erin Brighton | Super Bowl | Football Party | tailgating | cake decorating | gluten free | party food
Football Field Mini Cupcakes

As usual, I relied on a handy boxed cake mix – gluten free – from Betty Crocker. Easy. For the frosting, I made a buttercream and divided the batch in half. I kept half the batch white and the other half I dyed football field green grass green. I love Wilton gel colors for dying fun colored icing.

There are two parts to this design – the field and the fans.

Football Field Mini Cupcakes || Erin Brighton | Super Bowl | Football Party | tailgating | cake decorating | gluten free | party food
Football Field Mini Cupcakes – Look at that grass!

For the fans, I simply had the kids frost the tops of the mini cupcakes with white frosting and then dip the tops in rainbow colored sprinkles. So easy. They loved it.

For the field, I filled a decorator bag with turf green frosting after getting my batch of frosting to just the right color and attached metal tip #233 – this tip is actually called the grass tip. It’s great for making grass or fur.

Football Field Mini Cupcakes || Erin Brighton | Super Bowl | Football Party | tailgating | cake decorating | gluten free | party food
We arranged our field first with the FANS around the edges and then decorated the FIELD right on the tray. No moving anything around after they were decorated.

For the end goals, my girls cut up some yellow straws and took out their favorite crafting tool – the hot glue gun – and made some pretty cool looking uprights. If you wanted edible end goals, you could probably do something similar with pretzels.

So … get ready for the big game! Make these awesome football field mini cupcakes and wow your kids – or your friends!

Football Field Mini Cupcakes

Football Field Mini Cupcakes

Are you ready for the big game? You need to make these adorable football field mini cupcakes!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 24 people
Calories 164 kcal
Author Erin Brighton

Ingredients

  • 1 box gluten free cake mix

Easy Buttercream Frosting

  • 1/2 c shortening
  • 1/2 c butter softened
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 4 c powdered sugar approximately
  • 2 T milk
  • 1/2 t kelly green food dye approximately
  • 1/2 c rainbow sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Make mini cupcakes as directed on the box. Let cool.

  2. Prepare buttercream frosting - whip the shortening and butter together. Add vanilla. Add powdered sugar. Add milk until it's the right consistency. You want MEDIUM consistency frosting so that your grass stands up when you pipe it. 

  3. Add Kelly Green colored food dye to 1/2 the batch of frosting until it is a bright, fun green.

  4. Frost enough cupcakes (about 26) to line the edges of your field with white frosting and then dip in rainbow sprinkles.

  5. Fill decorator bag 1/2 full with kelly green frosting. Add decorator tip 233. Frost each mini cupcake with grass! You will need about 28 mini cupcakes decorated green.

  6. Make your field! Add some end goals. Enjoy your party!

Football Field Mini Cupcakes || Erin Brighton | Super Bowl | Football Party | tailgating | cake decorating | gluten free | party food
Football Field Mini Cupcakes

 

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