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Monday, August 25, 2014

Birthday Dreams - Football Cupcakes

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
Football Cupcakes:

My first plan was to make these on
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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.

Candy Clay:
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:

Thanks for stopping by

Don't forget to see the parties I link up to HERE.


  1. Love them! They are perfect for game day parties.

    1. And so easy! I'm all over this new technique! Thanks so much

  2. Hi Alexis, I'm stopping by to let you know I've awarded you a Liebster Award. Please let me know if you answer the questions so I can come read them. Thanks

  3. You just continue to amaze me with all your great ideas. This would be great for the football season coming soon.

    1. Thank you! I so will do them again when we have a football party!

  4. I want to try this for Christmas cookies I'm a terrible icer but this will be amazing!

    1. ME too!! That is why I LOVED that this clay made it so freaking easy!

  5. Those came out really cute and your so sweet!

  6. Great game day cupcakes. They came out so cute. Thanks for sharing at Project Pin it!

  7. Oh man, I LOVE this clay! I've tried on a couple of occasions to make a fondant cake and it just takes too much time and effort but I could definitely use this clay to make to cute little something or others to go on a frosted cake. Thanks for sharing:)

    1. I'm in LOVE LOVE with it!! I have used it several times now and will not go back to my fondant.

  8. G'day! Looks delish and fun and thanks for sharing at our #SayGdayParty! Please make sure to stop back, if you haven't already and say G'day to someone else at the party and perhaps you can answer a question or two for me!
    Pinned Cheers! Joanne What's On The List?

  9. Too cute football cupcakes! Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream's City of Links last Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week :)

  10. while I am not too much into football, I would totally love some football cupcakes!! I will have to keep this in mind for hubby's next bday! thanks for sharing :)

  11. Thanks so much for linking up to Teach Me Tuesday last week! You are very much appreciated! Hope to see you again tonight!

    Have a great week!!


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