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Football Cake


Our popular First & Ten Football Pan always wins you extra points on birthdays and game days. Decorating this cake is easy?simply ice smooth and add the piped stripes, stitching and shells.
Makes: Cake serves 12.
Skill Level: Easy

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Step 1

Prepare Icing
We suggest that you tint all icings at one time while cake cools. Refrigerate tinted icings in covered containers until ready to use.

Step 2

Make 1 1/2 cups buttercream icing:
Tint 1 cup brown (remove 2 tablespoons and tint a darker brown)
Reserve 1/2 cup white

Step 3

Decorate in Order

1. Ice cake smooth with brown icing.
2. Use tip 16 and white icing top outline and fill-in stripes on top and bottom ends of football (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch).
3. Use tip 16 and white icing to pipe seam on football.
4. Use tip 3 and white icing to pipe stitching lines over white seam.

Step 4

Baking Instructions
Preheat oven to 350°F or temperature per recipe directions. Your cake will unmold easily, without sticking, when you prepare the pan properly. Grease the inside of pan using a pastry brush and solid vegetable shortening (do not use butter, margarine or liquid vegetable oil). Spread the shortening so that all indentations are covered. Sprinkle about 2 Tablespoons flour inside pan and shake so that flour covers all greased surfaces.

Step 5

Turn pan upside down and tap lightly to remove excess flour. If any shiny spots remain, touch up with more shortening and flour to prevent cake from sticking. (You can use vegetable oil pan spray or vegetable oil pan spray with flour, in place of solid shortening and flour or use Wilton Cake Release, for perfect, crumb-free cakes!).

Step 6

Make one 2-layer cake mix according to package or recipe directions. Pour the cake batter into pan, and if necessary, spread the batter around with a spatula to fill all areas of the pan evenly. Be careful not to touch sides or bottom of pan.

Step 7

Bake cake on middle rack of 350°F oven for 30-40 minutes or until cake tests done according to recipe directions.

Step 8

Remove cake from oven and cool on cake rack for 10 minutes. While the cake is still in the pan, carefully slice off the raised center portion of the cake. This allows the cake to sit more level and helps prevent cracking.

Step 9

To remove cake from pan, place cooling rack against cake and turn both cake rack and pan over. Lift pan off carefully. Cool cake at least one hour. Brush loose crumbs off cake.

Step 10

To transfer cake to serving board, hold a cake board against cake and turn both cake and rack over. Lift off rack. Hold another board against bottom of cake and turn cake over. Be sure to hold cake, rack and board close together while turning to prevent cake from cracking.

We recommend hand washing pan in hot, soapy water.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I used the football shaped pan for a boys birthday cake not to long ago. I made two cake's and stacked them so it looked like a full football. I used his school colors to write on the cake, put chocolate pudding in between the chocolate cake layers. Iced the out side with chocolate frosting, and white stripe with white frosting. I put it on a 8" cake round covered in cello wrap that was one of the school colors. Him and his family loved it.
Date published: 2010-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made the football cake & a Helmet cake for our son's varsity potluck dinner in Aug. 2010. I had not cut them yet. The boys (who were severed 1st) would not cut them. I had no idea that I could do this. I was so glad there was a place I could look/read to understand what I needed to do. They said they looked to real to cut into. Later a mom did it for them and they all enjoyed them.
Date published: 2010-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I used two of the cakes back to back to make a 3-D football for my brother in law's grooms cake. I set it up on a small cake board on a football T and placed it on a "grass" cake like it was sitting on the field. It received rave reviews and was great fun to make. This cake was a little more difficult than the one football cake, but totally worth it!
Date published: 2010-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great cake to make for football parties! It is sure to impress. I would suggest frosting completely in brown frosting, and then placing it in the fridge for a few minutes so that the white icing does not mix with the brown. Overall, this is a wonderful cake, and I'll be using it again soon!
Date published: 2015-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I make this cake all the time! For the football fanatic birthday party, baby shower, super bowl/football party and even for kids' football seasons! Love this cake! The pan is awesome and the frosting and decorating and is simple. Doesn't take a ton of prep work. one of my favorite cakes!!!
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super super easy, and so cute! I can't wait to make it again for my sons second birthday next month! You can just frost with chocolate frosting and then white, or do it more fancy and pipe stars or even do fondant! It's easy to start at the bottom and work your way up if you pipe stars.
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My grandson wanted a football field with this cake on it. Made a large sheet cake and put the football in the middle. Made his favorite team logo with royal icing and put it near the "goal" line. He absolutely loved it! Completed the look with plastic players.
Date published: 2011-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such an easy and fun way to match the theme of a big football game with this pan. I have made this cake so many times and always get great reviews. You can always add it on top of a sheet cake that is iced like a football field for a larger gathering.
Date published: 2011-05-15
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