I loved this soccer ball birthday cake because it was such a talent, and I was honestly nervous about how it would turn out.

It was made for a little boy turning 12, I incorporated his soccer number and colors into the cake. I made two rectangular confetti cakes, and filled them vanilla mousse, and iced the cake with white frosting. I used my half soccer ball cake pan to make the ball, and covered it in white fondant. I went back and forth on how to the black shapes on the ball, and that was what I was mostly worried about. I finally decided to cut them out free hand and go from there. I thin painted them, and piped the lines together and around the shapes on the soccer ball. I used cookie cutters to make his number and name out of fondant.

When they came to pick it up they were very satisfied, and I was very happy, and relieved to say the least. This was a challenging and fun cake and I can’t wait for the next ball cake.