I made this bowling birthday cake for my son's 7th birthday party. This was our first cake that we made.
I used (2) 2 layer 9x13 cakes and a sports ball pan. My husband carved the bowling pins from a 9x13 cake. We covered all the cakes in fondant. I made all the extra pieces the day before with fondant and let then dry. I made 50 mini bowling balls, 20 mini bowling pins. I cut out rounds for the balloons and used food color markers to make the strings and the balloons.
We used my son's hands for the hole spacing on the bowling ball cake. We covered the bowling ball with the blue fondant and cut a small hole in it where the fingers go and put a small piece of fondant in the hole to fill it in. I covered a scrape piece of wood with wood grain contact paper to make it look like a bowling lane.
Once we got to the party I put all the extra pieces on it. Everyone loved the cake. It was a lot of work but worth it for the outcome.
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Homemade Bowling Ball and Pin Birthday Cake Design
My son had a bowling party for his 10th birthday, so we decided to make a Bowling Ball and Pin Birthday Cake Design. I used a 9x13 cake pan for the pin and an 8" round cake pan for the ball. After baking the 9X13 cake, I placed it on a cookie sheet and froze it. It is much easier to cut shapes when the cake is frozen. I copied a picture of a bowling pin printed off the internet and used a knife to cut out the shape of the pin.
I used some of the "spare" cake pieces to form the yellow accents of the ball hitting the pin. Then I used appropriate colored frosting to frost the bowling pin and ball. I used red colored frosting in a frosting bag with a cake decorating tip, but you can also use a plastic baggy with the corner cut off to add the red colors.
Phoebe requested a strawberry cake made from scratch. I made in a 9 X 13 pan. The pin was carved from a template I made by drawing onto wax paper. The 1/2 ball was baked in a glass dish. It took a little longer to bake, but just keep an eye on it and test with a toothpick. The icing was butter cream and colored with Purple soft gel paste.
I enjoyed making this Bowling Ball & Pin Cake for Phoebe.
This was such fun to make. Thanks to all who have previously submitted their bowling birthday cakes. You all gave me great ideas.
I used the pampered chef bowl to bake the ball. I then shaped it a little more so it looked more like a ball. My big tip would be to bake the cakes one day and cut them and frost them the next day. They feel more set and ready to take all the shaping.
The Bowling Birthday Cake was made using a 9 by 11 baking pan and then cut in the shape of a pin. The bowling ball was made using a bowl. The stripe on the pin is a fruit roll-up and the "holes" on the ball are large Hershey Kisses.
The pin was made out of a white cake mix with vanilla frosting and the ball was made out of a chocolate cake mix with chocolate frosting.