I decided to go with the first birthday “Little Quarterback” birthday theme from Party Express for my son’s first birthday in the Fall. The colors of the decorations were green, orange, and brown so those are the colors I pulled for the icing of the cake.
I used a Wilton’s aluminum #1 cake pan. I used two boxed cake mixes. I used canned frosting and colored it with food coloring. I first iced the entire cake a soft green color. I then added the yard lines and top border. I frosted the sides next. I added the candy cake decor footballs and candle last.
I then used the Wilton’s egg cupcake pan to make cupcakes. I frosted them brown and added detail with white icing to make them look like little footballs.
The children loved getting their own football to eat! The adults ate the large cake. I made the #1 with a yellow cake mix, but made the cupcakes with a chocolate mix.
This is a very EASY and cute cake to make.