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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…


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!


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

beautiful cupcakes!!


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


teresa December 7, 2010 at 7:16 pm



Val December 21, 2010 at 12:46 pm

These are super cute.


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!


Kim January 31, 2013 at 9:39 am

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


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!
Mini Baker


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?


Christa February 3, 2013 at 9:25 am

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


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