When my son, Mason, was turning 6, he was very much into the Cars movie and baseball. He couldn't decide what kind of birthday cake he wanted, so he asked for a cake that was Cars and baseball. I had to think a bit on that one, but finally I decided on a baseball diamond with some Cars characters playing ball.
To make it unique and fit with Cars, I turned the regular lines between bases into roads. I first baked a big square chocolate cake with boxed cake mix. I own a large square cake pan, but I'm sure you could also put together a couple of 9x13 cakes. I iced where the dirt would be with a tan icing and then sprinkled on crushed graham crackers.
The grass is piped on with a grass tip. The roads are made from black edible paper with white icing for lines. I made the bases, bat, and ball from marshmallow fondant. I finished the cake with two of my son's Cars figures playing ball.
Mason absolutely loved his combo Cars Baseball Cake. I tied in the Cars/baseball combo by buying Cars balloons and baseball balloons along with Cars and baseball plates and napkins that had similar colors on them.
I made this Baseball Team Cake for my son's baseball team end of year cookout. Kids love these cakes!
The top layer cake is from 9" cake pans, trimmed slightly to remove the harder edges. The bottom layer was from a larger cake pans, also trimmed slightly.
I covered both layers in white fondant. Our school colors are red, black, and white. My ribbons on the cake are supposed to be red, but red is very hard to get when adding red gel to white fondant. Your best bet is to just by the red fondant.
I covered the cupcakes with fondant and used red gel icing to decorate the stitches. The MTZ on the top layer was supposed to be made with black fondant, but again, black is also hard to mix dark enough. I once again used black gel icing and red gel icing for the stitches.
The fondant I use is made with marshmallows and powdered sugar. This makes a huge mess, but is so much cheaper and tastes better than the store bought.
This cake was very simple to make and the kids just loved it (parents too)! Just be careful, you may have several more requests for cakes!
This baseball mitt birthday cake was for my son's 5th birthday. I rented the pan for $1 at a local cake store which is a huge savings. He picked his favorite flavor (chocolate) which is ideal since most of the icing is chocolate. I usually purchase the pre-made Wilton icing because it has the perfect consistency for making the stars. What's even better is Wilton now makes a chocolate icing so I didn't have to tint most of the icing.
I tinted a small amount of white with a little brown to make the web of the glove tan in color. I tinted some of the brown icing with black to make the laces a bit darker. I piped on the white icing for the ball with the red stitching. I added green grass around the glove to hid the edges and to give it a spring look and add a bright color to the glove.