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How to Make a Football Cake

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How to Make a Football Cake
How to Make a Football Cake
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This cake is perfect for a Super Bowl bash, a football birthday party or any time you want to please your little NFL fans. This cake scores big with parents, too, since it only takes a few easy steps to create.

What You'll Need
  • A 9 x 11 sheet cake pan.
  • A boxed cake mix or the ingredients for your favorite homemade cake recipe.
  • Chocolate frosting.
  • White frosting.
  • A piping bag. Instructions
  • Bake the cake in the sheet pan according to directions.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool for about 30 minutes.
  • Carve the shape of a football out of the sheet cake.
  • Freeze the football shape for at least 30 minutes. This will make it easier to frost without crumbling around the cut edges.
  • Frost the cake with chocolate frosting.
  • Fill the piping bag with white frosting.
  • Pipe on the stripes and lacing features. Tips and Tricks
    • Start with a chocolate frosted sheet cake, pre-made and purchased from the store.
    • If you have an oven-safe, oval shaped casserole dish, bake the cake in that to crate a football-shaped cake that you don't need to cut.
    • Instead of piping on the details, arrange mini marshmallows or white chocolate chips on top to form the stripes and laces.
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