Need a fun football treat for your next game-watching party or tailgate? These cupcake push-up pops are easily portable and can be customized for a WHOLE bunch of different teams depending on your team colors! We went with red velvet cake & cream cheese frosting since our HUGE Nebraska Cornhusker colors are scarlet and cream! It was a perfect color (and flavor) combination. But, with a little food coloring variations, you really could do just about any team! Ours were of course all about the red & white! And, I happen to think they look ADORABLE all set up on the table with other Nebraska football fun items (and lots of other red & white)! To make these (whether Nebraska-style or for your own team), obviously you will need some push-up pop containers. I ordered mine on Amazon (affiliate link) here –> push-up pop containers. They’re not super cheap, but we’ve reused ours quite a few times (just wash them up and you’re good to go). Making the pops can be a little more time consuming than regular cupcakes, but there’s nothing difficult about it. If you have a mini muffin/cupcake pan, I recommend using that. I don’t so I just made a regular batch of cupcakes (which yielded about 2 dozen). I used the rim of the container to cut through the cupcakes to get the layers. Doing it this way leaves you with a lot of scraps, but you can always use those to make football cake pops! 🙂 For each pop then, you just layer with cake and frosting. You can top the frosting with a few sprinkles too if you want. Then, put the lid on and the pops are ready to go.
I decided they needed a little more pizzazz though. So, I created a few “cupcake topper-style” printable labels. Only, with these, I put the labels on the side of the container instead (just using pieces of double-stick tape). If you’re a fellow Husker fan (YAY- GO BIG RED)…feel free to download the printable file below (for personal use only).
To print, click here & download –>Nebraska Cupcake ToppersAren’t they fun?! If Nebraska isn’t your team, just picture how cute they’d be in your teams colors! 🙂 Everyone loved them – perfect for football watching! And, for more football fun, be sure to check out some of the great DIY ideas below. I’ve teamed up with some creative blogging friends each week this fall to bring you a whole bunch of great game day ideas!
- Team Spirit Cake Push-up Pops (with Nebraska topper printables)
- DIY Custom Football Number Shirts
- Fried Pickles
- Football Subway Art Printable
- Football Meatballs
- Stuffed Potato Footballs
- Football-themed Pizzas
- Game Day Chili Bar
- Crispy Bourbon Caesar Sausages
- DIY Football Field Table Cover
So many tasty recipes this week! And, be sure to stay tuned for other Fridays throughout the fall, where we’ll be back with all kinds of other tailgating recipes and fun football ideas! I’ve already shared a SUPER tasty hot corn dip, delicious apricot bbq wings, and some fun team spirit mini pizzas as part of our football fun this fall!
What’s YOUR favorite type of football food?