21 Jan

Super Bowl / Football Party Cupcakes

super bowl football cupcake recipe

If you’re planning to host a get-together for the NFL Championships and/or Super Bowl, entertaining guru Jeanne Benedict has some absolutely adorable ideas for dessert!

Jeanne designed & whipped up 7 ultra-creative Super Bowl cupcakes for Celebrations.com, where she is a Lifestyle Party Expert, and she was generous enough to share them with us here!

super bowl football cupcake recipe

Read on for details on the Football Corset, Ref, Team Colors, Pizza, and Hamburger cupcakes, as told by Jeanne…


“Instead of the old plastic football pick in a cupcake, try these awesome Super Bowl Cupcake designs for a winning dessert table while watching the Big Game on TV!

Laces out! Give a cupcake the winning edge by wrapping it in paper that looks and feels like a football and then lacing it up. (detailed instructions)

REF Cupcakes
For this sporty cupcake design, create a cupcake wrap out of black and white striped paper and top it with a whistle to pay tribute to the guys that keeps thing fair on the field. (detailed instructions)

super bowl football cupcake recipe

PIZZA Cupcakes
Pizza always tops the list at Super Bowl parties. Serve up a pie that’s hot, fresh, and sweet with this Pizza Cupcake that has a Raspberry and Coconut White Chocolate topping. Score big by serving it up in a mini pizza box. (detailed instructions)

super bowl football cupcake recipe

These chocolate cupcakes, dipped in orange chocolate to resemble a bun and garnished with fruit roll-up lettuce and tomatoes, will be a big hit with kids. (detailed instructions)

super bowl football cupcake recipe

Go gorgeous on the gridiron with cupcakes that have been double-dipped in white chocolate, dollopped with icing, and accented in team colors. (detailed instructions)

super bowl cheerleader cupcake recipe

Go Team! Root for your favorite football team at a Super Bowl party with these cheerleader-inspired cupcakes topped with fondant pom-poms and wrapped in grass paper. (detailed instructions)

super bowl trophy cupcake recipe

TROPHY Cupcakes
Win big by topping chocolate cupcakes with trophies. These are also great for celebrating a local team’s championship sport season! (detailed instructions)


Thanks again to Jeanne for sharing these fun ideas & photos with us!

Which cupcake design do you like best? I love them all but am torn between the Football Corset and the Ref cupcakes right now… but leaning towards the Ref design because it also looks super easy, which is always a bonus!

P.S. For another take on the Hamburger Cupcakes, check out this version that uses red, yellow, and green frosting for the ketchup, mustard, and lettuce, along with plain white cupcakes for the “bun”, cut in half and garnished with sesame seeds!

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ljcadv SAYS:

ive made those hamburger cupcakes and they are a big hit!

January 21, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Jeanne Benedict SAYS:

Thanks so much for the cupcake love! I have to tell ya, most people are making the Ref Cupcake (easiest), most kids love the Hamburger (hardest), and most party people are fans of the Football Corset Cupcake! My favorite is a toss up between the Football and the Pizza.

January 21, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Clau! SAYS:

Wow, I like them ;)

January 21, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Alexis SAYS:

Love them all…the trophy one is perfect for my daughter’s basketball team end of the season!

January 21, 2010 at 2:59 pm

Debi (Table Talk) SAYS:

The football corset has my vote; though they are all adorable!

January 21, 2010 at 3:06 pm

Hannah SAYS:

I love the football cupcakes!!!

January 21, 2010 at 3:12 pm

Jordan - Polkadot Prints SAYS:

These are so creative! Excellent work Jeanne!

Even if a football party wasn’t planned – it’s just about enough to inspire you to host one! :)


January 21, 2010 at 5:09 pm

Cammi SAYS:

I love the football corset cupcake (although, they’re all amazing!) What great ideas!!

January 21, 2010 at 5:45 pm

Terri Graham SAYS:

Love these! I featured the football one on my blog. Thanks so much for sharing!

January 22, 2010 at 7:13 am

Alicia SAYS:

I like cheerleader cupcakes. I’m waiting for the SB, I already got tx from Ticketsinventory. u know, I really found them cheap. Super Bowl, Super Bowl, has just took ma soul! lol

January 22, 2010 at 8:49 am

PageRank Check SAYS:

creative and funny ideas i live it

January 24, 2010 at 6:59 pm

kitchen table SAYS:

Cute and nice cupcakes! I like it so much especially the Pizza cupcakes! Perfect!

January 24, 2010 at 8:31 pm

Lisa SAYS:

Just called Michaels and they don’t carry the Football paper anymore.

February 2, 2010 at 10:34 am

Jess SAYS:

I was planning on making some cupcakes that are sort of a hybrid of the ref and football corset shown here… what a coincidence! these are all adorable, i may have to actually try all of them. :)

February 5, 2010 at 7:56 pm

Inheritance Planning SAYS:

This site was a timely find, I have to make cakes for a 3 year old’s birthday party in just over a week.


August 20, 2010 at 5:28 am

Mottemann SAYS:

I wish I had the recipes for these beauties. ._.

October 5, 2010 at 10:20 am
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