Coolest Bowling Alley Birthday Cake

This Bowling Alley Birthday Cake was fun to make! I didn’t have to bake this time, as I had a friend who gave me a 1/4 sheet unfrosted cake that she had leftover from her son’s birthday party. I cut the cake vertically and stacked them on top of each other with a layer of frosting in between.

When the cake was totally frozen, I frosted the entire thing. I rolled out my white fondant and laid it over the top, and then trimmed the excess, so it just covered the top of the cake. I then painted on brown icing color which came out very dark. So, I used a wet paper towel to remove some of the color and it actually helped to make the fondant look like realistic wood.

Then we made bowling balls out of fondant and icing dye swirled together and poked holes in them with a toothpick dipped in brown icing dye. The bowling ball holder is also fondant and so are the gutters. The bowling pins are from the dollar store and I just attached them with a little frosting on the bottom. The sides of the cake I frosted with a dyed tan frosting and then piped in red to pull it all together.

Oh, the arrows on the lane which you can hardly see were the pointed tips of candy corn, BUT it was a caramel chocolate candy corn that I found at Walmart, it was the only flavor with dark brown tips!

Very fun cake and was a hit at my son’s bowling party!