The cake was a flat pan cake out of a regular box mix from the store, German chocolate if memory serves me right. The icing was regular icing with food coloring added. The gloves and name were edible Crunchies bought at the store.
This homemade Astros birthday cake is a combination stadium, left half is Minute Maid Park and the right half is the Astrodome, complete with scoreboard. The stadium and scoreboards were constructed with regular card stock and scotch tape, and decorated in pencil first and then re-traced in markers. They were drawn from looking at a set of photos readily found on the internet.
The players were the regular stock baseball figures that can be found at any party store for the last 40 years. They were hand painted (by me) to represent Astros players through the ages.
At 3rd base, wearing his Colt 45 uniform, is Bob Aspromonte. At 2nd base, wearing his navy and gold Astros (1990's) uniform is Craig Biggio. At 1st base in his brick red (2000's) uniform is Jeff Bagwell. The pitcher, wearing his (late 60's early 70's) shooting star uniform is Larry Dierker, and catching in his late 70's to mid 80's rainbow uniform, is Alan Ashby. And of course, the batter is long time Astros nemesis and Cincinnati great, Pete Rose.
2-4-6-8 Who do we appreciate? We love the game, my daughter loves the sport. So, I had to make her a softball theme cake. I used the 3D ball cake pan by Wilton and layered it on top of a 12" x 12" round cake. It was perfect. Because girls play with a green softball, i used the Electric green color to match it perfectly. It was a big HIT at the party and I am sure i will do it again...This same idea can be used for a variety of sports (which i plan on trying)....soccer, tennis, basketball, baseball and even golf. You can add script or fun little toy pieces to elaborate on the theme, also a fun trinket children at the party can take home with them. When i took the cake out of the box, one of the girls made the following comment "that is one of the coolest cakes i have ever seen". That just melted my heard and it made all the time and hard work involved, so worth it!
I surprised my son with a NY Yankees cake for his 8th birthday. I thought it would be difficult. I was pleasantly surprised by the ease of this cake. I made my favorite cake in 2 9inch round pans. I stacked and frosted it. I added blue dye to buttercream (I ran out and it's not as dark as it should be). I piped the edges of the cake with this. And added lines top to bottom as well.
I went online and printed off the logo and traced it onto the top with a tooth pick. I then filled the outline in with the blue frosting. In retrospect I wished I had traced it onto blue fondant instead. Oh well what's done is done. Finally I took a can of white frosting and piped long white roll like things all around the bottom making it look like the infamous hat.