I made this ST. Louis Cardinal Baseball Cake for my Grandma's 100th Birthday. Our family are huge ST. Louis Cardinal fans and have been for generations.
I used the Wilton soccer ball pan to make this Homemade Baseball Birthday Cake. Since its only a 1/2 of a ball, I baked my cake in the pan and then covered it and placed it in the freezer overnight. The next day I popped it out and put it in a freezer bag and put it back in the freezer. Then I continued to put cake batter in the 1/2 pan again and baked it and froze it too.
Then when you're ready to assembly your baseball cake, for the bottom half I cut about an inch off the bottom of one cake so that it would sit better on my cake board. I made butter cream icing and spread some on the top of the bottom half of the baseball cake. Then placed the top half on top and spread smoothly the icing (white) all over the cake.
I used the star tip to decorate all of the ball. You'll need 4 colors of icing. red, white and black for the ball and green for the grass. I star tipped the S T L first and outlined it in the black. Then I star tipped the red and the white on the rest of the ball. Then with a # 3 tip I did the red laces on the ball.
Then to make the final touch to this cake, I used my grass tip and green butter cream icing and covered the base cake board all around the baseball cake. Everyone loved this Homemade Baseball Birthday Cake and said it was too pretty to cut.
I was asked to make a Baseball Birthday Cake with a baseball theme. I got some information from the mom. She told me her son had been in the championship game for Little League. His team, the Wildthings had beaten the Rascals.
I got a picture of a baseball field and took it to my local market and had them make an icing image for me. I made an extra big cupcake and cut off the bottom and coated it with buttercream icing. I put it in the freezer to harden and then put the red accents on it.
I found a scoreboard on clip art and changed the names to Rascals and Wildthings. I also found a pennant on clip art and I made them with the names of the teams. I laminated the scoreboard and pennants. I put toothpicks on the scoreboard and lollipop sticks on the pennants. After I had the image on the top of the cake, I put Happy Birthday.
Next I put the baseball on top of the pitcher's mound. (Before I put the image on the cake, I put two dowel rods in to hold up the baseball.) Next I used the grass tip and put grass around the bottom of the cake. I put green sprinkles on top of cake to simulate grass. I put the scoreboard and pennants on the cake and finished up with grass around the top of the cake. After the picture was taken, I added a couple of baseball players in the outfield.
Our son wanted a baseball themed cake so my wife and I made our own fondant from a recipe we found online using marshmallows and powdered sugar. We decorated this Baseball Field Birthday Cake with the fondant. Fondant is a lot harder to use than you'd think if you've never used it before, and making your own is not for the faint of heart.