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SUPERBOWL Cupcakes!!

by Christa on February 6, 2010

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Although I don’t really care for football, I try to pretend to make the boyfriend happy! PLUS, I get to make cute cupcakes like these….

Here are step-by-step directions for making footballs out of TOOTSIE ROLLS!… because lets face it, everyone would so much rather each a tootsie roll football, rather than a fondant one, or a plastic one! 🙂

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

So here you go!


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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{ 35 comments… read them below or add one }

SprinkleBakes February 6, 2010 at 7:40 pm

I love this MB! Cute, cute, cute.


Melody February 6, 2010 at 7:41 pm

Too cute! Any excuse to bake…love it!


ButterYum February 6, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Oh my goodness… the footballs are adorable! How many extra tootsie rolls did you have to buy to keep from eating them all?



Lucie February 6, 2010 at 8:22 pm

Oreo buttercream sounds sooo good!!! Do you make it by blending a vanilla buttercream with Oreos crushed in a food processor??


Sue (Someone's Mom) February 7, 2010 at 12:28 am

These are too cute! You did a great job.



Sook February 7, 2010 at 3:52 am

Oh that is way cute!


Sinful Southern Sweets February 7, 2010 at 12:12 pm

So cute! I had the same idea in mind for tonight but I had not thought about tootsie rolls. They make such cute little footballs!


cookies and cups February 7, 2010 at 2:16 pm

How adorable!


Barbara Bakes February 7, 2010 at 3:46 pm

What a clever idea! I'll remember this one!


Mireya February 7, 2010 at 3:53 pm

Oh my gosh, these are adorable!! I love the turf detail, ahh so cute!

I too am not a fan of football – in fact when my husband mentioned the Super Bowl was this weekend and I responded, "oh, is that this weekend?" his eyes about popped out of his head!!


Cakedreamer February 7, 2010 at 4:24 pm

Oooooh! Those are adorable! Makes me wish I was a football girl! I love the tootsie roll idea!


teresa February 7, 2010 at 5:53 pm

ADORABLE! i love it!


Bridgett February 8, 2010 at 3:25 am

Those are too cute! I love them.


theUngourmet February 8, 2010 at 7:14 am

Oh, you are too good! I love those little Tootsie Roll footballs! Genius!!


Sue Sparks February 8, 2010 at 11:06 pm

What a GREAT idea-so cute!


Pam February 9, 2010 at 12:41 am

So cute and clever!


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Danielle February 9, 2010 at 4:42 am

those are absolutely darling!


Hilary February 9, 2010 at 12:47 pm

Very creative! I don't like football… but I do like these cupcakes.


grace February 9, 2010 at 1:51 pm

drat! i've come upon this brilliant and oh-so-clever tootsie roll idea a few days late. it's really wonderful, though, and so are your cupcakes!


muffinsareuglycupcakes February 9, 2010 at 3:54 pm

love tootsie rolls.
plus the footballs are too cute!
awesome on the cupcakes 🙂


Cheryl February 9, 2010 at 5:13 pm

You are so talented! impressive!


Fashion Meets Food February 10, 2010 at 3:15 am

hello! Just found your blog. Those cupcakes are extremely cute!


~Lavender Dreamer~ February 11, 2010 at 1:26 am

I love this idea! My son made a football cake when he was a teen for a contest! Very cute! ♥


Chey can cook! (and more) February 13, 2010 at 4:30 am

How cute! Hope the boyfriend appreciated them!


Ingrid February 16, 2010 at 5:16 pm

They turned out so cute. I've seen those tootsie rolls turned into all kinds of stuff, very cool.


Claire (Culinarygoddess.com) February 16, 2010 at 9:19 pm

that is such a great idea to roll out tootsie rolls!


Meg February 17, 2010 at 3:13 am

Those are so cute. Using the tootsie rolls is very clever.


Fresh Local and Best February 18, 2010 at 1:55 am

Brilliant! This is a fantastic idea to decorate cupcakes!


Christiana February 22, 2010 at 2:53 am

I love your blog! these are so cute! I just started following, and i started my own blog too!


would love to know what you think!


laquillen February 22, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Hey! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! These cupcakes are adorable!! Love the idea of using tootsie rolls.


bonnie February 22, 2010 at 11:34 pm

these are so cute- great post!!



Baking Monster February 24, 2010 at 12:57 am

These are so cute and creative!


Monica H February 26, 2010 at 8:50 pm

Why can't I have these AND 7 layer dip?

These are too cute!


Gray March 25, 2010 at 2:16 pm

What a cool idea to use tootsie rolls for the footballs…genius!!!


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