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Superbowl Cupcakes – footballs made with Tootsie Rolls!

by Christa on December 6, 2010

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Wow, cant believe it guys! Just found out from my brother that NFL players are getting into the cupcake craze also!! Seems that a starting player on the Minnesota Vikings is a big fan of the show Cupcake Wars, and I think this is awesome.

Check out my brother’s article about the player and how he got involved with Cupcake Wars…

http://helpmyteam.wordpress.com/2010/12/06/even-nfl-players-like-cupcakes/

Check his blog for updates on everything football related. Or better yet… show your hubby/ boyfriend/ boy toy! 

Sick of making holiday-themed desserts? Make your man happy and make some of these cupcakes for Monday Night Football!

I made Chocolate Cupcakes filled with Marshmallow Cream, and topped off with Vanilla Buttercream! YUMMM!


1. First unwrap all of the Tootsie Rolls… and microwave all of them on HIGH for 5 seconds. (This makes them more pliable and easier to roll out)

2. Next, roll out the tootsie rolls with a rolling pin. Use an exacto knife to cut into the tootsie rolls, to make a football shape. If any of the tootsie rolls become to hard to roll out, simply reheat for a few seconds in the microwave.

3. Pipe white buttercream using a #2 TIP, first make the line down the center of the football, and them make 3 laces across the top of the center line.
4. Next I injected Oreo Buttercream in the cupcakes, before topping them with the rest of the ButterCream.
5. Next, pipe a large dollop of white buttercream and tint part of the buttercream green for the grass! Enjoy! And eat THESE instead of all that 7 layer dip!!!

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Pink Little Cake December 6, 2010 at 6:41 pm

Very cute!

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Chey can cook! (and more) December 6, 2010 at 6:52 pm

beautiful cupcakes!!

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Nuha Sofiyan December 7, 2010 at 1:54 am

cupcakes are definitely taking over the world! haha, thanks for such a sweet comment on my post. I can't wait for winter vacation so I can get back to backing! xoxo

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teresa December 7, 2010 at 7:16 pm

adorable!

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Val December 21, 2010 at 12:46 pm

These are super cute.

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Cindy February 1, 2011 at 11:10 pm

The tootsie roll footballs are a great idea that I'm going to use on my Super Bowl cupcakes. I was going to decorate chocolate covered almonds as footballs, but I like this idea so much better!

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Kim January 31, 2013 at 9:39 am

How do you inject the cupcakes with the buttercream? I want to make these this weekend.

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Christa January 31, 2013 at 10:07 am

Hi Kim,
I inject the buttercream by using a pastry bag fitted with a small circular pastry decorating tip. You can find those at any Michael’s or craft store. Good luck! Let me know how they turn out!
xo,
Mini Baker

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Cheryl Haubrich February 2, 2013 at 4:32 pm

Your cuocakes are so cute & look delicious! His did you get the green frosting to look like grass?

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Christa February 3, 2013 at 9:25 am

I used a Wilton’s decorating tip- I believe its #233 🙂

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