I made this Homemade Baseball Cake for my boyfriend's 24th birthday. He's a huge baseball fan and his favorite team is the Yankees. He loved it!
Here's how I did it. First I used two round spring form pans one 10in and the other 8inches. I tripled a recipie for a basic white cake, but added a few cups of vanilla pudding to make the cake extra moist. After I baked them I put them in the fridge overnight to cool. In the morning I cut and shaped the 8in cake into the shape of home plate. I frosted it with choc frosting and put it back in fridge. I frosted the 10in cake with cream cheese icing and refrigerated it until I was ready to decorate.
For the decorations I used green decorative icing and the star tip to make the grass and out field. Then the field is cream cheesefrosting dyed green. I spread it on with a butter knife to limit area. I used crushed up gold sprinkles to make dirt and index cards to keep it away from grass and other dirt. I cut a white chocolate bar into squares for the bases. I used vanilla frosting and the star tip to create baseball on top. I placed the feild on top of the ball and added details.
I traced the New York symbol and froze it onto wax paper and rubbed it onto sides when ready. After decorating the 10in cake with white frosting, I added the red icing to make the lacing on the baseball. I also added some store bought confectioners sugar stars and some scarpbooking sports stickers in a few areas for a little extra decor.
My son turned 9 years old this year and wanted a baseball cake. We started the Phillies Season with a trip to Spring Training down in Clearwater, Florida. In anticipation of the World Series and the success of Winning the National League, we wanted his birthday cake to honor the Phillies Team 2008.
We used coconut and sprayed it green for the grass. Used crumbled Graham crackers for the baseline. Then broke off squares of Hershey Chocolate for the bases. We then bought a pack of Phillies Baseball cards at the local sporting good store and put them on card holders from the local craft store and placed them into their positions.
This Baseball Cake was so easy! I baked a French vanilla cake mix in a 10 inch pan at 350 for about 38-40 min. After it was cooled, I turned it out on a pan, then turned it over again on the platter I was using so it was mounded on top.
I covered the whole thing in fluffy white frosting, then I used Wilton red decorating icing for the laces. Put a bag of sweetened coconut in a plastic bag, and green food coloring & shake until it's covered & looks like grass. I then put some shortening down around the cake so the "grass" would stick, and that's it!
This is a Baseball Cake for a Little League end of the season party. Each tier is one layer of vanilla and one layer of chocolate with a vanilla buttercream frosting. All decorations are fondant or gumpaste. The best part was that the baseballs around the bottom tier had each player's name and number and made a perfect slice for each one.
The kids were thrilled! One of the kids was so impressed that everything was edible that he took a huge bite right out of the fondant bat, he said he liked it!
This Baseball Cake is a cake I did for a group of guys at my husband's work. I got the original idea from the Wilton starter book, but changed it to a sheet cake instead of round cake. It is all done in buttercream icing, and I used 16 star tip on entire cake.
The Bottom is just a regular sheet cake and the ball is half of the Wilton ball pan cake. I placed the ball on top to add the 3d effect. It was a real "hit"!