Let’s Make Football Cakes for the 2024 Euros!


Whether you’re a football fan 365 days a year, or just getting caught up in the excitement of the Euros, bake support for your team into everything you make this summer! Here are some seriously cute football cakes to get you inspired.

We’ll break down everything you need to recreate this Bento and cupcake set, by our talented friend Judit at @yoras.cakes! And you can watch this handy video to see how she made them…

A fan of all sports? Check out our Sports Celebrations category for everything you need to bake for any occasion!

What you’ll need for your football cakes:


How to make them…

Follow your own favourite recipe, or grab one of our delicious, quick and easy cake mixes to bake your cake and cupcakes in advance! Cover your Bento cake in buttercream and you’re ready to decorate.

  1. Start by preparing your box. You want to snip away the divider between four of the six cupcake slots, to create a perfect space for your Bento cake.
  2. Pop all three (your Bento cake and your cupcakes) into the box before you start decorating.
  3. Use a stencil or an embosser to create sugarpaste toppers for your football cakes – use a round cutter to cut it out!
  4. Add a drop of colour to your buttercream – the Rainbow Dust ProGel colours are highly concentrated, so you only need a little bit! You’ll need a few different bowls to whip up each colour separately.
  5. Choose your favourite piping tips – we suggest three or four different shapes to get a fun, mix and match effect! Snip the end of each piping bag, pop the tips in and add your buttercream.
  6. Get piping! Pipe a mix of colours and shapes around the border of your Bento Cake and cover the top of your cupcakes.
  7. Finish off with a dash of your sprinkles, close over the lid of your box (equipped with a window to show them off!) and there you have it!

You can follow us at @the_cake_decorating_co for more football cakes and inspo for any other occasion! We’d love for you to join us over there, and share your creations using #CakeDecFamous.

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