Football cupcakes
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It takes just three ingredients to make these football cupcake toppers.

These football cupcakes are really easy to make and are perfect for football-themed kids’ parties or even for the Euros or World Cup celebrations. Choose your favourite cupcake flavour and top each with a simple fondant football topper, made in just seven steps.

How to make football cupcakes


  • 90g modelling paste
  • 90g white fondant
  • 20g black fondant

Football cupcakes: Step 1

Make the toppers at least 6 hours in advance. Draw or print a 24mm x 22mm pentagon on to paper. Cut the pentagon out and trace onto a piece of plastic packaging and cut it out to make a template.

Football cupcakes: Step 2

Football cupcakes

Make one topper at a time so the fondant doesn’t dry out in between assembling. Roll the black fondant out to 1mm thick and use the template to cut 6 pentagons per cupcake.

Football cupcakes: Step 3

Football cupcakes

Mix the modelling paste and white fondant together. When rolling white or any light coloured fondant, use a spare piece of white fondant to wipe the board/work surface to catch any flecks of dust.

Roll out to 2mm thick and cut a circle using an 80mm cookie cutter. Place it onto the doming sponge to dry.

Football cupcakes: Step 4

Football cupcakes

Starting in the centre stick the pentagons on with a brush of water, placing them evenly down around the bottom edge in line with the points on the centre pentagon. Trim the bottoms with a sharp knife if you need to.

Football cupcakes: Step 5

Football cupcakes

Add the stitching by using a cocktail stick around the shapes and creating the edges of the hexagons in between. Leave the toppers dry for about 6 hours (or longer if stored in a cardboard cake box).

Football cupcakes: Step 6

Football cupcakes

Make your cupcakes - you can use our basic cupcakes and for buttercream, you can use our buttercream recipe.

When the cakes are completely cool, add a dessert spoonful of frosting in the centre on the cupcakes and add the dried toppers to the tops.

Football cupcakes: Step 7

Football cupcakes

(Image credit: Future)

Your cupcakes are ready to be served.

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Victoria Threader
Recipes Writer

Victoria Threader is 'the queen of cupcakes' and a contributing Recipe Writer at GoodTo. Not only can she bake delicious cupcakes, she can decorate them too - with each of Victoria’s cupcakes topped with handmade edible toppers. Some of her most popular cupcakes include: rainbow cupcakes, hidden shape cupcakes and even giant cupcakes.