Superbowl Recipes: Candy Football Cupcakes

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If you are a cupcake fan like me, you are probably familiar with fondant cupcake toppers, which can be molded into a variety of shapes for themed cakes. The problem with regular fondant is that it’s often colorless and flavorless, so you have to do some mixing just to get it ready to eat.

Tootsie Rolls and Laffy Taffy

Enter the Tootsie Roll, a brilliant fondant substitute and the perfect flavor and color to make superbowl football cupcake toppers! I discovered some adorable football tootsie roll cupcake toppers at Mini Baker, and decided to make some cupcakes for the big game. But you can also use your favorite chewy candies in a variety of colors, to make shapes other than footballs!

Superbowl Cupcakes

To get started, you’ll need:


Football Cupcake Toppers

Unwrap your chewy candies like Tootsie Rolls, and microwave on high for 5 seconds to soften. Use your fingers or a pastry roller to flatten your candy, then mold into a football shape. Set aside.

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Tootsie roll footballs

Prepare a pastry bag with a small round tip, and squeeze on lines of frosting as pictured. Top cupcakes with football toppers, placed at a slight angle.

Frosting and piping bag Football cupcake toppers with tootsie rolls

Experiment with different colored soft candies like Laffy Taffy, Starburst, or Airheads. You can use this technique to make football helmets, yard lines, or the goal post.

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Use your imagination! A tiny gingerbread man cookie cutter can be used to cut out a quarterback. Use the colors of your favorite team, or add the numbers for your favorite player. This would make a great birthday party treat and is totally customizable.

Making cupcakes

Whether you enjoy watching football or not, you’ll probably like eating these. :) Have fun decorating your cupcakes!

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  7 comments for “Superbowl Recipes: Candy Football Cupcakes

  1. Cindy
    February 3, 2012 at 8:19 am

    Creative idea! Too bad my Halloween Tootsie Rolls are almost gone.

  2. February 3, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Tootsie rolls – what a great (and tasty!) idea.

    The toppers are all adorable!

  3. February 5, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    I would never thought of using tootsie rolls like that.

  4. February 6, 2012 at 7:04 am

    Cute cupcakes.. not sure what the best part of the superbowl is.. the commercials .. or the food!
    Also I featured your hamburger and cookies on my blog @
    Hope you stop by and check it out!

  5. February 7, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Great little cupcakes!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  6. Kyle
    October 1, 2012 at 12:49 am

    Thank u, such a great idea

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