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Coolest Bowling Cake 15

by Kelly
(AZ)

Homemade Bowling Cake

Homemade Bowling Cake

My 13 year old daughter and 8 year old son each had a party at the Bowling alley. It was on the same day so I made them each their own bowling cake that they designed so that they wouldn't feel gipped.

This one my daughter designed. I used the Betty Crocker pan for the bowling ball, only using the inner (smaller) part. I made 2 of these with buttercream to hold them together and covered with Marshmallow fondant that I rolled after adding the green gel food coloring to marblize the ball.

I did use a White Almond Sour Cream cake so that it would hold up. I ended up doing the pins out of Rice Crispy Treats that I upped the marshmallow and did not add butter. I also had crushed the rice crispies significantly to make it more smooth and hold together more firm. I just free formed them the best I could, then covered them with the marshmallow fondant. I made just a regular 9X13 and covered it with penuche frosting (which hardened WAY to fast) then painted on the wood grain. I used some dowels under the pins to hold them up.

It was nearly exactly what my daughter wanted, and they didn't even care about the flaws!

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Coolest Bowling Cake 16

by Kelly
(AZ)

Homemade Bowling Cake

Homemade Bowling Cake

My 13 year old daughter and 8 year old son each had a party at the Bowling alley. It was on the same day so I made them each their own cake that they designed so that they wouldn't feel gipped.

This one my son was VERY specific that he just wanted the lane only. I took a 9X13 chocolate cake made with sour cream to keep it moist and firm, cut it in half lengthwise and layered it with chocolate ganache in the middle. I then covered the entire thing with a still warm Chocolate fudge frosting to make it easier to do the crumb coat.

I used a strip of marshmallow fondant for the lane, and painted on the lines, arrows and wood grain using food coloring gel mixed with a couple drops of gin to make it dry quickly and not bleed. ALthough I had tried to shape pins out of fondant, after 3 that did not come close to matching, I used a mini bowling game that I got at Walmart in their 88 cent isle. He thought I was fantastic ALL day, but really was quick and so simple.

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Bowling Alley C ake

by Amy
(angleton, TX)

bowling alley cake

bowling alley cake

My niece was going to have her 7th birthday at a local bowling alley so i kinda took that idea and ran with it. Bowling cakes arent as common so looking for ideas was kinda difficult. I decided to go for a bowling alley instead and thankfully it turned out alright. I actually made it a layered cake which would serve at least 30 people. The tint of the alley itself proved to be quite difficult to achieve but i finally got the shade i needed by a lot of trial and error. The bowling ball and pins candles i ordered off a website and the red gutters are made out of fruit by the foot. This was my first cake and it took me a long time to make but the end result was my niece loving it and the guests too.

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Coolest Bowling Cake 32

by Rebecca
(Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)

Coolest Bowling Cake

Coolest Bowling Cake

Coolest Bowling Cake
Coolest Bowling Cake

I made this Bowling Cake for a friend's son. He was having his 7th birthday party at a bowling alley and wanted a cake to represent this. It was really fun to make. I haven't made many cakes but am enjoying so much I keep offering to make them for friends.

I bought the pins but all the rest is made from fondant that I coloured. I love it! Just like playing with playdough!

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