Sports Ball Cupcakes

Who says that you can’t like sweets and sports? The two surprisingly go hand and hand! Well… I’ll make them go hand in hand! If you like sports sweets, you can check  Football Party Ideas, but today, we’re going to have a ball with these Easy Sports Ball Cupcakes!

For this recipe, you’re going to want chocolate cupcakes already prepared. You can find that recipe here. You’ll also want my perfectly pipeable buttercream frosting. You can find that recipe here.  The key to nailing this recipe is, without a doubt, getting the colors right. Tennis Ball green is a very specific kind of green. It might take some trial and error to get that color just right. And the orange should be bright orange like a basketball!



  1. Smear orange frosting over the top of a cupcake. Use the back of a knife to create a rounded top.

    basketball frosting
  2. Dip the cupcake in the orange sanding sugar. Use the palm of your hand to help form the dome into place, and press the sanding sugar into the frosting. Place the orange cupcake into the basketball cupcake liner.

    sanding sugar basketball
  3. Repeat the previous three steps with a cupcake with white frosting, and white nonpareils sprinkles. Place that in baseball cupcake liner.

  4. Repeat steps 1-3 with the green frosting and the tennis ball green coconut sprinkles. Place that cupcake in a tennis ball cupcake liner.

    tennis ball
  5. With white cookie icing, pipe 2 half circles onto the sides of the tennis ball cupcake.

    tennis ball final
  6. With red cookie icing, pipe 2 half circles onto the sides of the white baseball cupcake. Then, add laces on those half circles one side at a time.

    baseball final
  7. With brown cookie icing, pipe 2 half circles onto the sides of the orange basketball cupcake. Then pipe 2 lines right across the middle in the opposite direction.

    basketball final

I’m ballin’ out with these cupcakes 🎾⚾️🏀

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