chocolate buttercream, cookies, double chocolate cake, homemade marshmallow fondant, Oreo cookie crumbles, sports balls, vanilla frosting
Whew! It’s been a busy month and I haven’t had time to post much of what I’ve been up to. So I’ve decided to lump a few of my sports-themed creations into one post…Seems like there are lots of sports enthusiasts out there!
These cakes were for twins turning 8 who both wanted a sports birthday, but liked different sports and wanted separate cakes…
Delaney’s cake is a 9″ round vanilla cake with a 6″ball on top (brown sugar caramel cake with caramel cream filling). The base cake is iced with vanilla-bean buttercream. and the grass is piped with a grass tip. The flowers are made from homemade marshmallow fondant as are the letters.
To get the look of the soccer ball, I covered the half round cake with white fondant and added the pentagon shapes cut from black fondant. I used a seam tool to make the markings and indents like a real soccer ball. I thought it came out great and it wasn’t too difficult to get the look I was going for .
Cooper’s cake was a 10″ square double chocolate cake with marshmallow cream filling and vanilla-bean buttercream. The sports details were all made from fondant.
I used a small ball pan to make the ball cake and covered it with different colors of fondant to look like the 4 sports balls (a bit tedious, but I like the final product).
All in all, 2 really fun (and challenging) cakes to make :0)
Happy birthday, Delany and Cooper! I really enjoyed making your cakes!
And speaking of multi-sports, here are some small 6″ cakes I made for a sports-themed birthday earlier this summer…
The 6″cakes are chocolate, red velvet, and banana. They are frosted with vanilla-bean/chocolate buttercream with fondant details.
And one more…check out these cute softball cupcakes I made for my daughter’s team party this past June.
The cupcakes are a mix of vanilla and chocolate with an Oreo cookie baked into each. They are smooth-iced with green buttercream and the edges are “rolled” in crushed Oreo cookies.
I then piped green grass on half of them and added a bat and ball made of fondant; the others have large fondant softballs. The stitching is drawn with edible red pen.
Ok, just one-more-one-more! Football cookies made for a sweet girl who’s flag football team won the Flag Football Super Bowl this past weekend (congrats, Sophia!).
Sports treats, always fun!!