Sports Cupcakes

Last week I shared my son’s M&M’s basketball cake that we made for his 7th birthday.  Since his birthday fell during the week we did his sports party with friends this weekend and needed a little treat to give to them.  Of course we thought of sports cupcakes.  I will be sharing all of the fun we had at the party later this week.

These sports cupcakes were a major hit and the boys had a hard time deciding which ball they wanted to eat.

Sports Cupcakes


  • Red licorice


Basketball Cupcakes

Basketball cupcakes

To make the basketball cupcakes I frosted with chocolate frosting and then made the black lines out of M&M’s first.  Then I filled in with the orange M&M’s.  It might be a bit of a stretch but kids like to use their imaginations, right?   These were actually the biggest hit of all of the cupcakes.  Maybe because they had the most M&M’s. 🙂

Baseball Cupcakes

Baseball Cupcakes

The baseball cupcakes were my absolute favorite.  Maybe because I love baseball.  🙂  These are pretty self-explanatory but I frosted the cupcakes with white frosting and then made the lines for the baseball with Pull and Peel licorice.  Then I just filled in with the white M&M’s.

Football Cupcakes

Football Cupcakes

These were the easiest to make and you know how I love easy!  Basically just frost the cupcakes with chocolate frosting and then use white M&M’s turned on their sides to make the stitching of the football.  I just alternated the ways I turned the M&M’s and it worked perfectly.

Tomorrow I will be showing off my sons fun sports party.  We had 14 little boys there so it was a little chaotic but I decided this was the best type of party to have for a group of boys.  So check back for details.

I love using M&M’s to decorate treats and cakes for my kids.  It makes for fun and unique cakes and is perfect for those who are cake-decorating-challenged like me. 🙂

Here are a couple other creations we have made with M&M’s.

M&M’s Basketball cake

M&M’s Angry Birds Cake

Now that I know you can buy different colors in bulk, the possibilities are endless!