Ok, so I'll admit it - I'm not much of a football (aka soccer) fan. With the World Cup going on at the moment, I have to be pretty careful who I say that to. People here take this game very seriously! Even though I'm not a big fan of football, I'll still take any opportunity I can get to make a fun themed cupcake. Wednesday was England's last chance to make it into the 2nd round of the World Cup, so I decided I would bring some cupcakes into work to help the team England supporters.
I found these cute - but slightly creepy looking little marshmallow England football players about a month ago, and immediately knew I would use them on top of my World Cup Cupcakes. In keeping with the England theme I also tinted some of my vanilla cupcake batter red to create a two-toned cupcake in order to tie them in with England's flag.
The end result - Success!!! For both my cupcakes and team England. Everyone at work loved my cupcakes, and they really helped to get everyone in a patriotic mood before our office gathered together to watch the match and see England win against Slovenia, and move on to the 2nd round. I managed to take a quick picture of the whole "team" moments before the were devoured.