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If you’re planning to host a get-together for the NFL Championships and/or Super Bowl, entertaining guru Jeanne Benedict has some absolutely adorable ideas for dessert!

Jeanne designed & whipped up 7 ultra-creative Super Bowl cupcakes for Celebrations.com, where she is a Lifestyle Party Expert, and she was generous enough to share them with us here!

super bowl football cupcake recipe

Read on for details on the Football Corset, Ref, Team Colors, Pizza, and Hamburger cupcakes, as told by Jeanne…


“Instead of the old plastic football pick in a cupcake, try these awesome Super Bowl Cupcake designs for a winning dessert table while watching the Big Game on TV!

Laces out! Give a cupcake the winning edge by wrapping it in paper that looks and feels like a football and then lacing it up. (detailed instructions)

REF Cupcakes
For this sporty cupcake design, create a cupcake wrap out of black and white striped paper and top it with a whistle to pay tribute to the guys that keeps thing fair on the field. (detailed instructions)

super bowl football cupcake recipe

PIZZA Cupcakes
Pizza always tops the list at Super Bowl parties. Serve up a pie that’s hot, fresh, and sweet with this Pizza Cupcake that has a Raspberry and Coconut White Chocolate topping. Score big by serving it up in a mini pizza box. (detailed instructions)

super bowl football cupcake recipe

These chocolate cupcakes, dipped in orange chocolate to resemble a bun and garnished with fruit roll-up lettuce and tomatoes, will be a big hit with kids. (detailed instructions)

super bowl football cupcake recipe

Go gorgeous on the gridiron with cupcakes that have been double-dipped in white chocolate, dollopped with icing, and accented in team colors. (detailed instructions)

super bowl cheerleader cupcake recipe

Go Team! Root for your favorite football team at a Super Bowl party with these cheerleader-inspired cupcakes topped with fondant pom-poms and wrapped in grass paper. (detailed instructions)

super bowl trophy cupcake recipe

TROPHY Cupcakes
Win big by topping chocolate cupcakes with trophies. These are also great for celebrating a local team’s championship sport season! (detailed instructions)


Thanks again to Jeanne for sharing these fun ideas & photos with us!

Which cupcake design do you like best? I love them all but am torn between the Football Corset and the Ref cupcakes right now… but leaning towards the Ref design because it also looks super easy, which is always a bonus!

P.S. For another take on the Hamburger Cupcakes, check out this version that uses red, yellow, and green frosting for the ketchup, mustard, and lettuce, along with plain white cupcakes for the “bun”, cut in half and garnished with sesame seeds!

By |2016-12-25T10:11:09-07:00January 21st, 2010|Football Parties|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (9) and Rylie (7). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.


  1. Jeanne Benedict January 21, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Thanks so much for the cupcake love! I have to tell ya, most people are making the Ref Cupcake (easiest), most kids love the Hamburger (hardest), and most party people are fans of the Football Corset Cupcake! My favorite is a toss up between the Football and the Pizza.

  2. ljcadv January 21, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    ive made those hamburger cupcakes and they are a big hit!

  3. Debi (Table Talk) January 21, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    The football corset has my vote; though they are all adorable!

  4. Clau! January 21, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Wow, I like them ;)

  5. Alexis January 21, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Love them all…the trophy one is perfect for my daughter’s basketball team end of the season!

  6. Hannah January 21, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    I love the football cupcakes!!!

  7. Jordan - Polkadot Prints January 21, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    These are so creative! Excellent work Jeanne!

    Even if a football party wasn’t planned – it’s just about enough to inspire you to host one! :)


  8. Cammi January 21, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    I love the football corset cupcake (although, they’re all amazing!) What great ideas!!

  9. Terri Graham January 22, 2010 at 7:13 am

    Love these! I featured the football one on my blog. Thanks so much for sharing!

  10. Alicia January 22, 2010 at 8:49 am

    I like cheerleader cupcakes. I’m waiting for the SB, I already got tx from Ticketsinventory. u know, I really found them cheap. Super Bowl, Super Bowl, has just took ma soul! lol

  11. PageRank Check January 24, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    creative and funny ideas i live it

  12. kitchen table January 24, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Cute and nice cupcakes! I like it so much especially the Pizza cupcakes! Perfect!

  13. Lisa February 2, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Just called Michaels and they don’t carry the Football paper anymore.

  14. Jess February 5, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    I was planning on making some cupcakes that are sort of a hybrid of the ref and football corset shown here… what a coincidence! these are all adorable, i may have to actually try all of them. :)

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