Step 1: Bake cupcakes and let them cool off to room temperature. You can make cupcakes from scratch or from a mix. I chose funfetti for the party. Who doesn’t love funfetti cupcakes?!
Step 2: Once the cupcakes are cooled, take a star icing tip and fill your icing cone with chocolate frosting. Squeeze the icing cone in a zig-zag motion for each cupcake. Again the icing can be from scratch, though I recommend a buttercream icing if you make it from scratch so that it holds the shape, or from a can. This will require more icing than you probably anticipate. I had to send Phil back to the store on an emergency trip for more icing because I ran out right before our guests came over.
Step 3: I purchased some Wilton’s Ready-to-Use white decorating icing from Kroger. The awesome thing about this icing is that icing tips will screw right onto the bottle. So all you have to do is draw some laces on your footballs.
How easy was that?!