Soccer Cupcakes

My boys birthdays fall in line with the start of soccer season so it’s pretty awesome that it also happens to be their favourite sport to play. It’s a pretty exciting but busy time of year for us. As with any outdoor sport you never quite know what you are going to get weather wise, some nights we sit out and watch them play in shorts and tanks and some nights, like this week, I literally had on a heavy coat and winter hat! Brrrr…..that wind was cold! I wouldn’t have missed it for the world though, our middle who just turned 8 was called up to play with his 10 yr old brothers team and he held his own like a champ! Nothing makes me happier than seeing my boys out on the field together working as a team! 

Because that Mother Nature is so unpredictable this year my younger two boys, who have their birthday just 4 days apart, shared a party at a nearby indoor soccer field. So Soccer Cupcakes were definitely in order! 

Soccer Cupcakes - Mom vs the Boys

Because we were hosting a lot of kids for this joint party, simple is best! These cupcakes came together so fast and easy I decorated them the morning of the party. I had the cupcakes baked and the icing prepared the day before and then just put them together in no time that morning. The best part is, they were a big hit with the kids and even some parents commented on how creative they were! Easy soccer cupcakes for the win! 



You’ll Need

Prepared cupcakes in co ordinating baking cups (liners)
Green buttercream frosting in a piping bag
Wilton No.233 Decorating Tip, Multi-Opening (grass/hair tip)
Soccer chocolates (or small soccer decorations)

Put it Together

Your cupcakes can be any flavour but I like to use chocolate because 1. it’s always a hit and 2. the cake will look like dirt under your grass. I was going to go for a whole soccer liner but decided I liked these simple black and green dotted ones best. It’s simple and not too distracting. 

Using your piping bag and grass tip, pipe the green icing covering the entire cupcake to look like grass.

Next, just place a chocolate soccer candy anywhere on top. I had my 7 yr old do this part and he loved helping out.

I found these soccer chocolates at the Bulk Barn. They come in a large tub with other sports balls (basketball, baseball etc) and we just picked out the soccer ones that we would need. 

You can also purchase Chocolate Foil Soccer Balls in bulk from Amazon.

Soccer Cupcakes - Mom vs the Boys


These soccer cupcakes are great for any crowd! Birthday parties, sports parties, last day of school, soccer snack, end of season soccer party, summer barbecue, world cup celebrations and of course the summer olympics! 


If you’re on the fence about buying the tip that can make this effect because you aren’t sure if you will use it again, I’ve used it tons of times in the past! Check out our Easter CupcakesCookie Monster, or Minecraft cupcakes to see more.


  1. These look so yummy! Super cute idea for anyone who loves soccer and in my home, that is all of the kids 🙂

  2. Those are so cute!! Wow four days apart? That’s nuts. I thought we were bad. We have in June and July all three birthdays and our wedding anniversary. Plus Father’s Day so we end up celebrating a lot – until we are actually tired of it. LOL. I can never tire of cute cupcakes though.

  3. OMG! I love your soccer cupcakes, they are so cute. My daughter would love them. Wow, 4 days apart lol I find a month apart a stretch! Happy Birthday guys 🙂

  4. Super cute idea! I love that the icing looks like grass, very clever 🙂

  5. Awh, those are super cute! Never need an excuse to use chocolate batter, but love how it looks like dirt for the soccer turf, heh. Would have been awesome to make these, and enjoy them while watching Portugal win this year, lol. 🙂

  6. Oh my gosh, so cute! My 6-year-old tells me all the time she wants to be a professional soccer player. She’d love these!

  7. These are adorable!,

  8. kathy downey says:

    Thanks for the neat idea,I love your soccer cupcakes and will make them the end of season for the kids!!

  9. Judy Cowan says:

    Very cute idea, I need to try and get some of those soccer ball chocolates. These would be perfect for my nephews birthday!

  10. loucheryl says:

    My little guy is totally into soccer! I have to make these for her.

  11. Anne Taylor says:

    Omgosh, these are adorable cupcakes! We are a soccer loving family!

  12. Victoria Ess says:

    The grass looks incredible!

  13. Debbie Bashford says:

    love the grass so many ideas are popping into my head!

  14. I make something similar to these cupcakes every year too for my kiddos. Great idea!

  15. kathy downey says:

    We made them for the last game of the season the kids loved that the icing looks like grass

  16. Treen Goodwin says:

    how cute , these are awesome , my grandson would love these , thanks for sharing 🙂

  17. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Great cupcakes. Since one of my sons is a soccer coach I’ll have to pass this on to him, he’s a great cook and baker too. 🙂

  18. Debbie White Beattie says:

    I love this cupcake and all of the detail you’ve done. Doing the grass must of taken a long time for all of them. You’re much more patient than I would be but they look awesome !

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