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DIY Football Field Super Bowl Party Cake

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We’re getting excited to celebrate Super Bowl coming up in a couple of weeks. Our family will be hosting some friends for an evening of food and fun. This year, we’ll be entertaining both adults and kids. My mission as I prepare for our gathering is to create a fun atmosphere for everyone to enjoy. This includes creating some football-themed party food. I know you and your guests will go wild for this awesome cake! 

Home made football party cake with Skittles!


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Sam and I headed to Walmart to pick up party items. I love being able to pick up both ingredients for our party food as well as party decorations. With such a busy schedule, I really appreciate the ease of one stop shopping. 

For our football-themed cake, I picked up:

  • Snickers Minis
  • Skittles
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Can white icing
  • Plain, pre-made rectangle cake with white icing (bakery section)

Spaceships and Laser beams's step-by-step guide to creating your own football field cake for a party.

A simple vanilla cake with buttercream frosting goes up a notch with colorful candy decorations in a football theme. Plus it’s oh-so-simple to create that you can enjoy plenty of time with your guests!

Using Skittles is an easy and delicious way to decorate a cake for a football party.

Creating a football-themed cake is simple. After frosting the cake, I used yellow, orange and green Skittles for the football field. Surrounding the field, along the sides of the cake, are purple, orange, yellow and red Skittles. “Players” are represented by Snickers Minis chocolates on the field.

Use chocolate and pretzels to make goal posts for your Super Bowl cake

For goal posts, I melted chocolate by placing chocolate chips in a plastic baggie and placing it in a dish of warm water.

Leave the chocolate to harden while you decorate your football-themed cake.

Once they were melted, I snipped the corner off the bag and placed a small dab of chocolate on the end of pretzel sticks. Once the chocolate hardened, I placed the goal posts on either end of the cake. 

Impress your guests with a Super Bowl cake that looks almost too good to eat. Score!

Finally, I used some store bought frosting to create goal-lines on the cake. 

This football cake is the perfect treat for adults and kids at a Super Bowl party.

This football party cake is an easy way to create a special treat for guests that everyone will love. It’s simple to create and a great way to get your kids involved in the kitchen. I know it’s going to be a big hit with our guests — and will probably become an often-requested treat for future football parties! 

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.