Hide your cupcakes in these adorable Milk Chocolate Football Cupcake Wrappers so when someone picks it up they will realize there is a scrumptious cupcake inside that is just waiting to be eaten!
So far, all of the Super Bowl recipe posts I’ve created this year have been appetizers. It’s been a nice change of pace to actually make so many savory dishes. My husband has been loving it. Not that he minds eating sweets, but sadly for him, after I spend an entire day baking desserts, taking pictures and writing recipes, dinner is often a salad. A girl needs balance in her diet, especially after the holidays. While he doesn’t mind eating an occasional salad, he much prefers having some meat or at least cheese. He could live off of either of those foods.
After making so many edible cupcake wrappers for the holidays, I’m hooked. I don’t know that I’ll ever want to eat a cupcake any other way. Wrapping modeling chocolate around a cupcake not only looks cool, but it adds a layer of chocolate flavor, that really enhances and ordinary cupcake.
When I made my first football cupcake wrapper, I just rolled and cut some modeling chocolate and added the laces. I thought it looked good, but I wanted it to look more realistic, so I added dimples and holes for the laces.
In order to create texture on on my modeling chocolate football wrappers, I used the football mat from an Autumn Carpenter Designs Sports Ball Cutter and Impression Mats set. After rubbing the dots all over the wrapper, I dusted on some cocoa butter to really highlight the dimples. I added the white laces then pressed the end of a wood skewer into the wrapper making the laces look like they were going into holes.
I’m really happy with the final look of the edible wrappers and know that these cupcakes will look amazing alongside other Super Bowl food at a party.
Milk Chocolate Football Cupcake Wrappers
modeling chocolate made using milk chocolate, see recipe here
white modeling chocolate, recipe here
cupcakes and frosting
non-stick baking mat
fondant rolling pin
football impression mat
optional, metal clay extruder
Click here to get a copy of a cupcake wrapper template. Cut out around the template. Wrap it around one of your cupcakes, to see if it is the right size. You need the template to overlap at the ends by at least 1/2 inch, so adjust the template as needed. Re-size then cut out a new template.
Roll milk chocolate modeling chocolate out on a non-stick mat using a fondant rolling pin. Cut out around the template using a pizza wheel.
Set the football impression mat on the edible cupcake wrapper. Rub on the mat leaving dimples all over the modeling chocolate. You just want to rub over the dots, avoiding pressing down on the areas of the mat that have the laces and stripes. I just used the middle section of the football.
Brush cocoa powder over modeling chocolate cupcake wrappers and brush off excess.
Fill a clay extruder (one that has only ever been used for food) with white modeling chocolate. Extrude strips of modeling chocolate. Use water to attach two modeling chocolate strips vertically in the middle of each cupcake wrapper. Add four short laces across the two vertical strips. You can, if you prefer just cut strips using a knife or pizza wheel.
Press the blunt end of a wooden skewer at the edge of each of the laces creating the holes.
Oops, I forgot to snap a picture of this step using the football cupcake wrappers. Wrap an edible wrapper around a cupcake, sealing the edges with a bit of water. If you want, you can frost the sides of the cupcake before adding the wrapper. I don’t find if necessary. But I do add a big swirl of frosting on top. Add as much as you like.
Serve with a fork.
If you need to store these for more than a day. I suggest you store the modeling chocolate wrapper in an airtight container separate from the cupcakes. The moisture from the cupcakes will affect the texture of the modeling chocolate. You can go ahead and wrap the cupcakes forming the cupcake wrapper, then pop the cupcake out of the wrapper. The day you want to serve them, lower the cupcake back into the edible wrapper, add some frosting and you are ready to go.
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