How to Decorate a Cake to Look Like a Football Field


Make your very own green gridiron football field in cake form. Decorate a sheet cake to look like a football field for a birthday party or a football day gathering and make any foot ball fan smile. You can make your own sheet cake and remove it from the pan or leave it in, depending on how fancy you want your football field cake presentation to be. You will get great reactions to this simple decoration.

Things You'll Need

  • White frosting
  • Green food dye
  • Cake decorating tube with a plain circular tip
  • 4 Short Pipe cleaners

Decorating the Field

  • Mix green food dye into ¾ of the white frosting. Stir it thoroughly so the green food dye is completely blended in the frosting

  • Spread the green frosting over the top of the cake if you are leaving it in the pan or all over the top and sides of the cake if you are taking the cake out of the pan and putting it on a platter.

  • Fill the cake decorating tube or bag with white frosting then beginning in the middle of the cake, draw the 50 yard line from side to side with the plain circular tip. Repeat this all long the cake for each yardage line on a football field. It might be a good idea to have a diagram of a football field to follow to make the grid easier to draw on the cake.

  • With the same white frosting in the cake decorating tube, carefully write the corresponding number next to each yardage line all the way down the field on top of the cake.

  • Take two colored pipe cleaners and twist the two pieces around and around each other so they look like the stripes on a candy cane.

Setting up the Goal

  • Continue twisting with two more sets of pipe cleaners in the same colors.

  • Join the three double strands of pipe cleaners together and form a u-shaped goal post . Then place it on one end of the cake.

  • Repeat the same twist with pipe cleaners in the second set of colors. Place this goal post on the opposite end of the cake.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you have a tiny football you can place it somewhere on the top of the cake to add another dimension to it. If the cake is for specific teams, try to get pipe cleaners in the teams colors and print the name of one team on one side of the cake below the goal post and the other teams on the other side below the opposite goal post in white piped frosting with the cake decorating tube and tip.

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