This Sports Ball Birthday Cake was pretty easy. Time consuming but easy. I baked 2 12″ round cakes, the Wilton soccer ball pan, and mini ball pan. I layered and iced the 12″ circles. Then placed the soccer ball on top. Iced the soccer ball, and then made the basketball and the baseball. I took two mini ball pan halves and glued them together with chocolate. Stuck them in the fridge for a bit and then skewered the baseball to the cake. I then iced the baseball.
I put some grass in between the baseball and where I was placing the basketball. Then I skewered the basketball in place and iced that. However if I were to make this again I would have iced the sides of the balls that were going to touch the soccer ball before placing them on to hide the knooks and crannies.
I’d also only do a single layer for the base because the cake was to big for the amount of people it was going to feed. It’s not what I had pictured originally but I think it looks better than my first plan. The little balls are picks I got from Scoop ‘n save. I used them to draw the mini ball lines. I used the Wilton star tip(#16), tip #3, and the large grass tip. I also used thin consistency icing so it would go faster.
This was much easier than my last cake, and my nephew absolutely loved it. He was so cute!