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!
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.
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.
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!