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Coolest Bowling Pin Cake 28

by Paula
(Winter Springs, FL)

Homemade Bowling Pin Cake

Homemade Bowling Pin Cake

I needed to make a cake to feed 60 for a high school bowling team, so I thought I'd give an upstanding bowling pin cake a try! This Bowling Pin Cake was approximately 30" tall, 6 layers of cake, with a rice krispie sculpted top. Structure was very important, so a 3/4" dowel stick was attached to a 1/2" plyboard sheet.

The cake layers were supported by double cardboard and hot-glued 1/4" dowels to support the weight. Buttercream covered all, with intention of fondant covering, but fondant too heavy for the rice krispies (or the rice krispies I made were too soft to support), so had to remove and just use buttercream.

Very disappointed the cake was not smooth, but having never made a tall cake like this, was happy it was standing!

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Coolest Bowling Party Birthday Cake 15

by Staci P.
(Canton, Georgia)

Homemade Bowling Party Birthday Cake

Homemade Bowling Party Birthday Cake

My son Dilyn was dying to have his 7th birthday at the local bowling alley with a bowling party birthday cake. We found really cute party invitations with a bowling ball striking the pins and knocking them around. Our cake was based around that image.

The bowling pins and ball are made out of rice krispy treats, wrapped with fondant. I used a red icing writer pin to make clean lines on each pin. The cake is a double layer yellow cake filled with chocolate icing. To keep the pins leaning and stationary I used cut up wire coat hangers and inserted them halfway into each pin and into the cake.

It traveled very well to the bowling alley and was a huge hit with the kids!

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Coolest Bowling Birthday Cake 27

by Eloisa
(Virginia Beach)

Homemade Bowling Birthday Cake

Homemade Bowling Birthday Cake

I made this homemade bowling birthday cake for my 4 year old's birthday, he loves bowling so we decided to celebrate it at the bowling alley. To go with the theme I wanted it to be of him bowling.

I made two 9" by 13 inch chocolate fudge cakes and covered with cream cheese frosting and I made the fondant myself, I chose the marshmallow fondant recipe and it turned out great and very easy to make.

The bowling pins and bowling balls along with the figure is made out of modeling chocolate so everything is edible!!!!! The kids loved it and everybody was amazed of how good it looked. This is the second cake that I made out of fondant.

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Coolest Bowling Birthday Cake 29

by Veronica
(California)

Homemade Bowling Birthday Cake

Homemade Bowling Birthday Cake

I made this Bowling Birthday Cake for a family friend who loves bowling and red velvet cake. I used a store bought cake mix and made homemade whipped cream cheese frosting I found online.

I did run into some problems with the frosting not setting up like regular buttercream and with the fondant stars on the side slipping. Next time I will add more powdered sugar.

I made the bowling pins, stripes and stars accents on the cake and the cupcakes out of fondant. I sprinkled the cupcakes with blue and red sugars to tie in all the colors.

Overall it was a pretty simple cake to make and everyone loved it, especially the birthday star.

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Coolest Bowling Birthday Cake 21

by Lisa V.
(Clifton Park NY)

Homemade Bowling Birthday Cake

Homemade Bowling Birthday Cake

My mother loves bowling. She has bowled for years. For her 80th Birthday I made her a Bowling Birthday Cake with a bowling alley with candle pins and ball.

I baked a rectangle cake and frosted it with white homemade butter cream frosting. I then put on a boarder and and then I made the lane with chocolate frosting. I used a darker frosting for the gutter on the lane. She loved the cake.

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bowling pin
by: Anonymous

I was wonting to no if anyone could help me out Im trying to find some bowling pin/candles to go on a birthday cake.

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Coolest Ball And Pin Cake 13

by Julie M.
(El Sobrante, CA)

Homemade Ball And Pin Cake

Homemade Ball And Pin Cake

For the pin I used a sheet cake and just cut the shape free-hand. Icing it was tricky because it kept getting crummy, but refrigerating halfway through fixed,it hardened the base frosting and fixed the problem.

For the bowling ball, I just used a Pyrex bowl to bake the cake. Very easy ball and pin cake!

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Red trim
by: Anonymous

What did you use for the red trim?

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Coolest Bowling Lane Birthday Cake 31

by Shirley
(Katy, TX)

Homemade Bowling Lane Birthday Cake

Homemade Bowling Lane Birthday Cake

Homemade Bowling Lane Birthday Cake
Homemade Bowling Lane Birthday Cake

This Homemade Bowling Lane Birthday Cake was for my daughter's 8th birthday at a bowling alley. First try with fondant. I used gumballs for the bowling balls, licorice for the gutters and created the candles with fondant and placed real candles in the center. Such fun.

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