Recipes and Cooking Pick-a-Sport Cupcakes Be the first to rate & review! Dress up donut holes like little baseballs, basketballs, and soccer balls top top this festive birthday cupcake dessert. This athletic-inspired treat is sure to make sports fans cheer! By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on March 12, 2018 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Start To Finish Time: 50 mins Servings: 12 Yield: 12 (2 1/2-inch) cupcakes Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 ¾ cup Creamy White Frosting or canned white frosting Green food coloring 12 2 1/2-inch cupcakes in paper bake cups (any flavor) 1 cup white candy coating disks 12 plain donut holes Red food coloring Creamy White Frosting 1 cup shortening 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla ½ teaspoon almond extract 4 cup powdered sugar 3 tablespoon milk Directions In a medium bowl tint 2 cups of the white frostin with green food coloring to make a grass color. Place frosting in a pastry bag fitted with a star tip or multiopening (grass) tip. Pipe frosting onto cupcakes to resemble grass. For baseballs, in a small microwave-safe bowl microwave white candy coating on 100 percent power (high) for 1 minute. Stir; microwave for 30 to 60 seconds more or until melted, stirring once. Using a fork, dip the donut holes, one at a time, into melted candy coating, turning to coat completely. Place on waxed paper until set. Tint remaining 3/4 cup frosting red. Place frosting in a pastry bag fitted with a round tip. Pipe Xs onto doughnut holes to resemble the stitching on baseballs. Place a donut hole on each cupcake. Creamy White Frosting In a large mixing bowl beat shortening, vanilla, and almond extract with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Gradually add 2 cups of the powdered sugar, beating well. Add 2 tablespoons of the milk. Gradually beat in remaining powdered sugar. Gradually add milk until frosting reaches a spreading consistency. Makes about 3 cups. Soccer Ball Cupcakes: Prepare as directed above, except omit red frosting. Soften a log-shape chocolate caramel candy in the microwave on 100 percent power (high) for 5 seconds. Use a rolling pin to flatten softened candy. Cut out small squares using aspic cutters; arrange squares on coated donut holes, using white frosting to secure.Nutrition Facts per soccer ball or basketball cupcake: 495 calories, 4 g protein, 66 g carbohydrate, 24 g total fat, (10 g sat. fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 0 g fiber, 5% Vitamin A, 1% Vitamin C, 165 mg sodium, 7% calcium, 5% iron. Basketball Cupcakes: Prepare as directed above, except substitute orange candy coating disks for the white candy coating disks, omit the red frosting, and use a tube of chocolate icing to pipe lines onto coated donut holes to resemble basketballs. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 500 Calories 25g Fat 66g Carbs 4g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 12 Calories 500 % Daily Value * Total Fat 25g 32% Saturated Fat 10g 50% Cholesterol 47mg 16% Sodium 168mg 7% Total Carbohydrate 66g 24% Total Sugars 54g Protein 4g Vitamin C 0.6mg 3% Calcium 70.7mg 5% Iron 0.9mg 5% Potassium 90mg 2% Fatty acids, total trans 2g Folate, total 28.2mcg Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg Vitamin B-6 0mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.