My son is a BIG Steelers Fan and asked for a Football party for his 13th Birthday. When I went to order his Steelers themed cake at my favorite local grocer, I was SHOCKED at the requested price of $37! So I canceled the order and decided I would make the football birthday cake myself.
I bought a football shaped baking pan at Micheal's Craft Store. Its a deep 1/2 football pan, with the ridges and threads just like a real football.
I used 1 pkg of Betty Crocker's Devils Food Cake Chocolate Cake mix per pan and I made 2 cakes due to the number of people we expected to come.
The cake rose quite high out of the pan during baking, which took approx 48 minutes at the oven temp listed on the box. I used a large knife and "shaved" the bump off to flatten the "bottom" of the football so it would sit properly on a plate. The "bumps" made a great snack while the cake cooled.
Once cooled I removed it from the baking pan very carefully!! I frosted the entire thing with Betty's Rich & Creamy Milk Chocolate Frosting. I then used Betty's Easy Flow Decorating Icing with the "flat tip" to make the 1" wide white ribbons on each end of the football. It took 5 stripes on each end to get the right width. Then I used the smallest round tip the Easy Flow came with to make the Center threads.
I did both cakes the same way and they turned out beautifully!! I got tons of compliments from everyone who saw and ate them! My son absolutely loved having such a cool birthday cake!
I made this Football Birthday Cake for my son Casey's first birthday. My first son had a baseball first birthday, so Casey got a football theme. The easy thing about that is that now that Football season is almost here (his birthday is in late August), there are a lot of decorations on hand at the party stores for the party.
My first time making stars! I just followed the directions that came with the Wilton "First and Ten" cake pan. Voila! I did learn that when using Wilton tint, the color can darken with age. I used almost one whole jar of it to get it dark, but it became an even darker brown the more it sat. I also learned that the stars can get mushy when the frosting warms in your hand in the pastry bag, so be sure to throw it back into the refrigerator to get the frosting firmer.
I used a #3 tip for the writing, strings, and outline, and a #16 star tip for the fat strings and football. This took one box of cake mix (pudding in the mix kind is recommended). Be sure to grease and flour the pan well so it won't stick. Sometimes hard to see the outlines on the cake, so be sure to save the insert with the picture on it to complete your design the correct way.
I made this Football Birthday Cake for a dear friend's 3 year old. The whole family are serious football fans!
I started by using a 13 X 19 in sheet pan, used 2 modified yellow cake mixes per layer (used 2 tbsp oil/mix instead to 1/3 cup). The filling was a fresh strawberry butter cream icing. I used the Wilton recipe for butter cream for the icing. The black endzones are made of the Wilton icing sheets and pure white butter cream lettering. The Raven head was made from fondant. I made layers, gold first, then cut shape needed in purple, then used the white icing sheet for beak, all the black was "penned" in with edible marker.
The spiked football was made with 2 sculpted cupcakes covered with brown fondant and grass tufts around it. Add yardage lines and numbers and personalization and your done! I was very surprised how easily this cake came together for me. The Football Birthday Cake was a huge hit and everyone loved the flavors.