With the new football season underway, home baking brand Dr. Oetker has revealed new Chocolate Football cake decorations.

Chocolate Footballs (rrp £1.59) will be available from September and include a mixture of white and milk chocolate placements.

Perfect for cupcakes, muffins, celebration cakes, or desserts and ice cream, the decoration offers something different for consumers baking half time treats or themed cakes for any football themed occasion.

The placements are easy for adults and children to use - place the footballs on the icing before it sets or add to desserts and ice cream before serving.

The brand says Cake Decoration and Ingredients are worth £162.5m, with Dr. Oetker taking 25% share. According to consumers, chocolate is popular for decorations, and Dr. Oetker’s placement variety offers something different to own label decorations.

Jan McKee, executive head of marketing at Dr. Oetker UK, said: “Our new Chocolate Footballs join our extensive chocolate placements range and ensure that we are meeting all consumer needs and occasions with our decorations offering. We are launching the product to capitalise on the new football season - baking with kids is a growing trend and there is a clear demand for decorations to suit both boys and girls with a range of interests.”