I had already signed up last week for a cake for Birthday Dreams (bringing birthday's to homeless kids). Then I saw a SOS on Facebook that they were needing two more cakes for that week. So I said I can do one more. LOL just have to giggle when I took on this new volunteering gig I promised Rick I would do only one a month so I didn't overwhelm myself. Somehow I have done about one a week and loved every minute of it! On facebook they posted it was a sports themed party, so I went on the hunt for a easy cupcake to make. Then I got the info on the party it was a football themed for a 16 YEAR old. Change of plans! I loved the Candy Clay I made for the previous cupcakes so I decided I could make a football to go on the top of a cupcake!
What I Made
My first plan was to make these on
What you need:
Candy Clay - Brown
Candy Clay - White
Brown sprinkles if you want
I had made a double batch of the Easy Chocolate Cupcake recipe so I made these chocolate also. I frosted with my Sturdy Buttercream frosting.
12 oz (1 Bag) Candy Melts (Color you want - I use Wilton)
1/4 cup Light Corn Syrup
Melt the candy melts in your microwave (mine takes 1 minute 30 seconds). I mix it up to make the chocolate smooth and then add the corn syrup. It's going to get thick and become a ball. Put on a piece of plastic wrap and make it flat, wrap up and keep it in a cool place for a few hours or overnight. I found mine had to sit overnight. I did a bag of brown and a bag of the white. I used a little powered sugar to roll out and took a cookie cutter to make the football shape. I made the lines with the white just by rolling a small piece and placing on the football (see pictures below).
Place on top of the frosted cupcake, I found this clay is perfect and sturdy! So much easier than the fondant I usually use. I can't say it enough I'm loving this new technique!
All Boxed up and ready to go:
Don't forget to see the parties I link up to HERE.