Pittsburgh Steeler Cupcakes

This week instead of sharing a recipe for my food post, I’m sharing these cupcakes that I made over the weekend.  My husband is a HUGE sports fanatic, and his favorite team is…you guessed it! The Pittsburgh Steelers! 
As soon as we found out that the Steelers would be playing in the AFC Championship Game, I knew I had to make something special for my hubby.  His favorite cake is yellow cake with chocolate icing, which just so happens to be a perfect tie in for the Black and Gold!

How to Make My Easy and Super Yummy Cupcakes
For the cupcakes, I just used a yellow cake mix and baked as directed. The only thing I added to the recipe was a tablespoon of almond flavoring and a tablespoon of vanilla. This really gives it a rich flavor! 
And then I just used a store bought frosting.  Normally I heat the canned frosting when using it for sheet cakes, but for this I just put it straight into the piping bag.  I had enough frosting in the can to frost 12 cupcakes, and then just enough left over to heat up and pour over a small 9 inch cake that I made to go alongside the cupcakes.  But if you plan on making 2 dozen cupcakes with canned frosting, I’d suggest you get an extra can. 
Cupcake Topper Tutorial
You will not believe how easy it was to make my cupcake toppers!  Before I get to the tutorial I should remind you that sports and other logos are copyrighted and files should be used for personal use only, unless you have permissions to use them otherwise.  I’m not sure what all the copyright rules are because in spite of this, I’ve seen a lot of items on etsy that use copyrighted logos and the like.  But I would just be careful, and only use logos like this for your own personal projects.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
Glue or tape
Scissors or a Round Paper Punch
Computer w/ Printer.

Step 1: Go on the internet and search for the logo of your favorite sports team. (I just typed in “Pittsburgh Steelers Logo.”  Wikipedia is great source for this. (After finding the Steelers logo on here, I checked for some other teams, and Wikipedia appears to have a logo for every team out there.)  But if not, you should be able to find something on  just a straight internet search.
Step 2:  Right click on the logo and save it.  Next open up a Word document.  (You could use a photoshop program or other application as well, but Word is just fine with me.)  On a new document in Word, go to the Insert tab, and Insert a Picture.  Select your Picture (the logo), and it will appear on your screen.  Now highlight the image and copy it, and then just paste it on to the document as many times as you like.  (I was able to fit 16 logos onto my page.) Note: If you don’t know how to copy/paste, you can also choose to keep inserting the photo onto the page.
Step 3:  After you have your images ready, print them out on card stock.  Then use scissors or a paper punch to punch out your logos.
Step 4: Use glue or tape to attach your logos to the toothpicks.  For mine, I placed the toothpick about half way up the circle.
Step 5: Stick these in your iced cupcakes, and you’ve got a super cute, yet easy and inexpensive cupcake decoration!  And your party guests will love them!

There you have it! Quick and easy cupcake toppers!
And my cupcakes must have been lucky, because now the Steelers are moving on to the Super Bowl!  So if you’re a fan you should definitely make some of these for your party on February 6!  And if you’re not a Steeler fan, you can even make some for “that other team.”  LOL.

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  1. As a die-hard Brown's fan, I have to say… BOOOOO!

    I'm jk, your cupcakes are super cute… even if they do have my least favorite team on top 😉

  2. I'm not a sports fan at all. But I'll find all kinds of reasons to make cupcakes and desserts! LOL Thanks for sharing. 😉

  3. I don't think I can follow your blog anymore, as I'm a huge Green Bay fan.

    Kidding! Although I may have to use your cute idea to make some Packer cupcakes. Then we could have a cupcake superbowl 🙂

  4. Haha, I was formulating the exact same comment in my head as Jennifer there…. but more along the lines of…. As a Cowboys fan, I cannot say how much I LIKE the cupcakes, because of all that blinding black and gold (I'm still holding a grudge for the 70s Steelers, LOL) but the toppers are genius, and I suppose if you WERE a Stillers fan, then they would be… well…. perfect. Man, that was hard to say. I guess its good the Boys are so bad right now – no one wants a blue and silver cupcake. LOL. Great job!!!!

  5. Seams Inspired says

    Great idea! I like the addition of flavorings to the cake mix…gives it a 'bakery' flair. Thanks for sharing. Happy Tuesday!

  6. Those cupcakes look yummy to bad I am a Titans fan. LOL.

  7. They look yummy and you DEFINITELY picked the right team! GOOOOOO Steelers!!!

    Great tackle (haha, and the same goes for them Steelers!)

  8. One with many names says

    Yummy cupcakes! Except for the decoration, it should be yellow and green 😛

  9. Laura Ingalls Gunn says

    What a cute idea!

  10. This caught my attention because my husband is an avid Steelers fan! These look very nice. You've got me thinking about what to make for the Superbowl now!

  11. Thanks for the tutorial on the cupcake toppers. Love them! My husband will be thrilled if I make those for Super Bowl Sunday. Go Steelers!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Til Next Time,

  12. Love the cupcakes! Coming over from Prairie Story Recipe Swap. Would love to have you check out my blog and join my carnival on Thursdays. Have a great weekend. And I currently have a Girl Scout Cookie giveaway going on.

    Around My Family Table

  13. Go steelers!

  14. SO SO SO SO SO CUTE! I'm a huge Steelers fan too! Go STEELERS!

  15. My hubby is a HUGE Steeler fan. Thanks. These will be perfect to surprise him with!!

  16. Those are great! I think I'll have to make some for my husband, he's a die hard Steelers fan (since he was 5). Thanks for the great idea!


  17. you cupcakes look mighty fine but as far as the game on that day my friend we will cheer for rival teems

  18. HoosierHomemade says

    What a great idea to add almond and vanilla! Love them!
    Thanks for joining us on Cupcake Tuesday!

  19. Susan @ Entertain Exchange says

    Great cupcakes – Go Steelers!

    See my Steeler Party with a few fun ideas!


  20. I made these, too, for a birthday party! Lots of work, but they turn out so cute!


  21. Naturally Me Creations says

    The almond essence sounds like a good idea, i've never thought of doing that before…i shall try it out on the vanilla (box) cake in my pantry waiting to be baked!

    Btw, you have some really lovely necklaces… 🙂

  22. Amanda Jones says

    WoW! I may be the only commenter to say – LETS GO STEELERS! But I think I am obligated since my hubby is a Steeler fan. I am all for Packers and Giants! YEAH!!! but no matter what – we can all agree your cupcakes are super cute!


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