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My nephew is a football fanatic.  He loves playing the sport and cheering on his favorite teams (he has a lot of favorites).  This year he wanted an Oregon Ducks cake.

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I used the Wilton football cake pan for the football part.  You only need to bake one cake in the football mold.  Cutting it in half and matching back together, made half of a 3D football.  The bottom layer is a round cake covered in fondant and cut to curl along the top to make the exploding effect.

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