Football cake

Football cake


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About this recipe: This football cake is perfect for a kid's birthday cake or to enjoy after winning a match! Use your favourite cake recipe for the appropriate size of your football cake mould. You can also use a cake mix if you're in a rush!


Makes: 1 football cake

  • 1 recipe for your favourite cake
  • 1 recipe vanilla buttercream
  • 1/2 recipe chocolate fudge icing
  • a few drops of blue food colouring
  • 1 tube black cake decorating icing
  • 100g desiccated coconut
  • a few drops of green food colouring

Prep:1hr  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:2hr 

  1. Prepare the cake according to the recipe instructions, using a football cake tin. Let cool completely before decorating.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the buttercream and chocolate icing. Add a few drops of blue food colouring to the chocolate icing to make it darker.
  3. Spread the cooled cake with a thin layer of vanilla buttercream. Place in the fridge and chill for 1 hour till the icing is firm.
  4. Add a second layer of vanilla buttercream to the cake. Outline the pentagons of a football with a wooden skewer. First trace a large pentagon in the centre on top, then work out from the centre.
  5. Use the tube of black decorating icing to trace the outlines of the pentagons.
  6. Attach a large tip to a pastry bag, fill with the chocolate icing and fill in the black pentagons. Use a palette knife to smooth out the icing. (Work according to the photo; the centre pentagon should be black, with a row of white pentagons surrounding it.)
  7. Place the desiccated coconut in a plastic bag. Add the green food colouring and shake well. Sprinkle the green coconut around the cake for the pitch.

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