Kicking off the World Cup

13 June, 2014

The World Cup is kicking off today in Brazil, and the whole country is talking about predictions and tactics, but for bakers we believe it’s a prime opportunity to tap into the football market and whip up some special themed bakes for your customers’ match-day BBQ’s and parties.

To provide inspiration and get warmed up for kick off, we took a look at the football creations from bakers of the North West on Twitter.

Occasion Cakes UK

World Cup fever has hit Wigan’s Occasion cakes! The expert bakers have all corners covered with a variety of football themed cakes, from a Brazil-themed three-tier cake, to football shirt biscuits and cake pops; there really is something to suit every customer.

Cocoa Cabana

For those who have a sweeter tooth, award winning chocolatier Cocoa Cabana, have created a bespoke golden chocolate football boot filled with a selection of truffles chosen by each customer, alongside a bronzed chocolate football. Giving the customer the option to choose their favourite truffles adds a personal touch to this treat, meaning that each one is truly one of a kind.

Fondant and Apron Strings

Fondant and Apron Strings have created football shirt designed cakes, decorated in sugar paste, that can easily be adapted to represent each country’s kit and feature the player number of each customer’s favourite footballer.

Hey Little Cupcake

Hey Little Cupcake have created a World Cup collection of cupcakes, made in a selection of different flavours cleverly themed around each country. Topped with velvety buttercream and decorated with sugar paste flags, customers can choose what country they’d like to sample, the first of the delicious collection being the Brazil themed passion fruit and pineapple twist cupcake.


Bakers, we’d love to hear what football-themed bakes you have planned. Let us know if you need to stock up on any baking essentials to create your World Cup masterpieces.

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