We've hit fever pitch this week - and it's about time that we celebrated in the best way possible - with football cakes!
From cake pops and cupcakes to life-size domed football bakes, there's heaps of sport-inspired baking fun to be had - and they're as perfect for birthday cakes as they are World Cup final celebrations! Here, we've tracked down the best football cakes and recipes we could find. Hopefully they'll strike a goal - sorry, gold - with you!
A classic, but super-effective too. These cupcakes are easy to make and super delicious - and are a definite crowd-pleaser too!
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Whether you're a fan of the Catalonian team or not, there's no denying that these cupcakes look amazing! Mix up the colours and celebrate your own team!
Can't decide between piped grass and footballs, or your favourite team, or your insatiable need for chocolate? Do all of them! This selection just shows how great different cupcakes can look when situated together - the perfect football party spread.
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The perfect mid-game snack, these cake pops are pre-portioned for ease, and look absolutely brilliant for any football-themed bash!
Sometimes, simplicity is best, and that's exactly what this amazing bake offers. Straightforward to create, this bake will make the perfect treat whatever the football-themed occasion.
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Who said football cakes couldn't be a bit jazzy as well? We love the combination of colours used in this bake - and would be as fun as a centre piece for a World Cup party as it would be for a birthday cake - for any age!
Football cakes and elegance aren't typically words that you'd see appear in the same sentence - but that's exactly what this cake offers. Delicate piping of green buttercream and flawless macarons atop of an immaculately finished drip cake would make this the perfect asset to any stadium's VIP box.
The Biscuiteers do it again - we can't imagine a better addition to the football-inspired spread than this selection of table football biscuits! Available to order, they make a terrific (and delicious) pressie for the football fanatics in your life.
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We can't help but see these as the perfect football party favour! You could even take inspiration from your favourite team for the shirts, or you could personalise to each guest for a super-special treat.
There's arguably only so much you can do in terms of combining the theme of football with biscuits - but these rectangle pitch sugar cookies are great variation on the ball and shirt theme we've already seen. Ideal for adding a bit of colour to an otherwise very monochrome biscuit plate!