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For your favorite fans, a football cake so realistic they won't know whether to eat it or throw it!
Are you ready for some football ... cake?
Football has become a huge part of the fall season for my family. My nephew is on the varsity high school football team and our family spends Friday nights cheering his team on to victory. To celebrate the start of the season I created a three-dimensional football cake to serve to him and his teammates. The whole team was shocked to see how real the football looked, but were even more surprised when I cut into the cake to reveal little chocolate footballs hiding inside!
Whether you're hosting a Monday night football party or getting ready for tailgating, this cake is sure to score big. Just be sure to give yourself an entire day because you'll need to bake three cakes. This creation uses two devil's food cakes, a chocolate pound cake, milk chocolate frosting, and modeling chocolate. It takes some time, but everyone was amazed at how realistic it looked – and it tasted great too!
Easy tip: I find carving a frozen cake is much easier than using a freshly baked cake. I actually froze mine overnight and had great results.
I wanted to set my cake on a piece of artificial turf for the party, so I just cut a small cake board into a football shape to fit underneath for some support. I could then just lift up the cake and set it on the fake grass.
I honestly couldn't believe how real it looked.
When I brought it to football practice and shared it with the team I was really excited to see the reaction from the kids. All my hard work had paid off!