Score Big With a Seriously Simple Football Cake


The big game definitely deserves an awesome cake! (Especially for those of us who are slightly more interested in the snacks than the actual sports.) And this one is so easy, you're basically guaranteed a win.

How to Make a No-Carve Football Cake 

What You Need:

  • 6-inch round cake
  • 8-inch round cake
  • 2 cups of buttercream, tinted green
  • 1 cup of chocolate frosting
  • 1 cup of white buttercream
  • Piping bag
  • Small round piping tip

1. Make the Shape

Use your knife to lightly score a line down the center of the 6-inch round cake. Make a cut about 1/2 inch from either side of the center line. (Set aside the middle portion for pre-game munching. Yum!)

Bring the two rounded pieces of cake together to form your football shape. Use some of the uncolored buttercream to sandwich them together.

2. Frost It Up

Finish the outside of your football with chocolate frosting. 

3. Make a Grassy Base

Frost the 8-inch round cake with green buttercream. While the buttercream is still soft, tap the surface of the cake with the flat side of your icing spatula to create grass. Place your football cake on top.

4. Add the Details

Fill a piping bag fitted with a small round tip with about ½ cup of the white buttercream. Pipe a 3-inch line of buttercream in the center of the football. Pipe tiny little lines over it to create the lacing.

Use the same tip to create the bands on either end of the football. Pipe three lines in a row about 2 inches from one of the pointed ends of the football. Use the icing spatula to smooth the lines together to create a thicker band.

All that's left to do is spike a slice into the end zone! (And by the end zone, I mean your mouth.) 

All photos via Erin Bakes

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