Ingredients

Tools Needed: Cake, egg shaped pan, made by Wilton, Buttercream, food coloring (we’re using brown, green, orange, red, and blue) off-set spatula, piping bags & tips (see notes below for specific tip numbers)
Cake-make from scratch with a recipe you find or buy a box of mix from grocery store.
Buttercream, Serrated Knife, Cake wheel and/or plate-use recipe or buy frosting at a grocery store, purchase serrated knife, cake wheel and/or plate. Wilton egg shaped, off-set spatula, piping bags and tips-purchase at any crafts store.

Directions

1. You are going to bake your cake in an egg shaped pan, made by Wilton that you can find at a crafts store.
2. Once your cake is baked and cooled, cut off the top of the cake with a serrated knife so it’s even.
3. Take plate invert your cake onto the plate.
4. Move your cake to the top of the plate to leave room for an inscription.
5. Remove the pan, the cake should slide out easily.
6. Using brown colored buttercream (you could also use chocolate buttercream), on top of the cake and use your off-set spatula to spread the frosting around. Tip: Go slow and be careful not to pull up any of your cake.
7. You need to even your frosting out. Using your off-set spatula an at angle, move the wheel or plate so your frosting moves around and evens out.
8. Bring your frosting up from the bottom to the top of the cake so it looks larger.
9. To put some grass around the base of your football, grab your green colored buttercream and you’ll need a #233 tip, it’s a flat tip that has a lot of holes in it.
10. Apply pressure to your bag, and pipe the grass going all around the base of the football. Apply pressure and gently pull away, not break away, so that the grass looks natural.
11. To pipe the lacing on the top of your football cake, grab your white buttercream and a #4 tip. First pipe 5 thin vertical lines across the top of the football for the seams and then pipe a thin line for the stitching at either end of the seams.
12. Since this cake is for the Super Bowl, we’re going to use our orange colored buttercream and pipe on the Super Bowl number (XLIV) right onto the front of the cake. You can also write “Super Bowl” above the number in white buttercream for more decoration.
13. And, for fun, use your favorite team’s colors, in buttercream  write their name on the empty spot you left on your plate.
14. Have fun and enjoy the game!
Instructions courtesy of Kelly Delaney, Cakes for Occasions, 2010.

This is a good excuse to just eat cake while watching the Sper Bowl. In any case, you can decorate this cake to look like a football and add a super bowl logo or the logo from your favorite team.

Super Bowl Football Cake
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