My Soccer Ball Cake!

Last weekend we had the end of year soccer party for Johnny and his team. They are big into soccer and when the outdoor field closes in the fall they play three more sessions of indoor soccer. They just finished their final session and now will be done with it until the end of July when practice starts again on the big field.

Johnny really wanted me to make him a cake. I was worried I was biting off more then I could chew but it came together rather easily.

First I baked two cakes. One sheet cake and one soccer ball cake pan.

I cut the soccer ball so the bottom would lie flat and then spread a layer of frosting on it to use it like glue. It doesn’t need to be a lot or be even it just needs to hold it in place.

Of course I had a cute little side kick sitting next to me while I worked on it…

Next I lined the black and filled in the areas needed. I messed up here and was all worried that you could tell I did the wrong sections.

But in the end it didn’t matter. This happens every time. You can’t judge a cake you’re frosting until you’re done because it won’t look right until then. I thought it came out great. Next I did a quick base layer with the green. This made sure I had to blank spots.

This made it easier to lay the grass. I did it fast and not with great technique but it worked and I got in the shower on top. Which says a lot lol. I thought it looked great in the end. Johnny was so happy and I was a happy mama to be able to make it for him πŸ™‚

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  1. Erika @ Musings From a SAHM says

    Beautiful job! I decorate cakes (on occasion) too and I totally know what you mean about being critical while frosting it. I’m always thinking I’ve ruined it or something, but they turn out great.
    Thanks for the linky!

  2. Jenny says

    It looks great! Sawyer is so darn cute too!

  3. You did a fabulous job!! I was a little worried for you because I thought it might be too much with Sawyer but you did awesome! I’m glad he enjoyed being your little helper. πŸ™‚

  4. Rose says

    That’s a pretty cool cake.

  5. If you didn’t explain the process and how easy this was, I’d think you were a master cake decorator! That cake looks absolutely delicious πŸ™‚

    I’m sure the kids loved it and not just because it was sugar on top of more sugar! Hehe.

  6. How awesome! I just joined pin interest, so once I figure out to pin- I will! Adorable!

  7. That is an awesome cake and your son is so precious.

  8. Bobbie says

    This looks adorable Jennifer! I love it! I can’t tell the colors are in the wrong areas! I’d have to pull a picture of the ball to look. I think it’s cute and I bet no one noticed, till you said it πŸ™‚

  9. Awesome cake!

  10. You did AWESOME on that cake girl!!!

  11. Mimi says

    Holy cow you did an amazing job! Can you make my boys’ cakes next month? LOL

  12. That is a great cake! I have to figure out how I’m going to make a Spider-Man cake.

  13. I’ll take a slice of that baby so I can smoosh him with smooches! He’s just so darn cute! Cake is sweet too. Is there anything you can’t do??? Dang girl!

  14. Jen says

    I am so very very very impressed! Good job mom!

  15. Oh, Jenne, I remember when you were making this and your posts on FB. You should not have worried AT ALL!
    This looks so totally awesome! I know that your son must have been thrilled with the cake. You should be so proud of yourself, I wish I could make something like that.
    I also LOVE the photo of Sawyer – as usual, he is just so cute.

  16. You did a GREAT job. I so miss cake decorating.
    Love your sidekick.

  17. Your cake is beautiful!! What a great idea and how fun for your son πŸ™‚

  18. The cake is amazing! I wouldn’t want to eat it:) The kids must have thought it was so cool. Sawyer is such a cutie!


  20. It turned out great!

  21. WOW! Amazing cake!! Great job!! (Now, did it taste as great as it looks?!)

  22. great job!!!!

  23. Kelly says

    Great job! I love how you did the grass.

  24. nannypanpan says

    came out great!

  25. Wow, this looks so cool, you did a fabulous job!!

  26. That’s an amazing cake, you did a great job!

  27. Awesome job on the cake! Sawyer is just adorable.

  28. Katie says

    you did a great job!

  29. Dee says

    It turned out great, Mama!!

  30. so cool

  31. Great cake!!!!

  32. Amy says

    That is amazing!! I wish I had that skill!

  33. That turned out really great! I am going to have to remember this cake idea – so fun!

  34. That turned out great!!

  35. You did such an awesome job!!!

  36. Looks great!

  37. That looks awesome! Love your side kick too, he’s getting so big!

  38. What an awesome job!

  39. That looks FANTASTIC!

  40. LaVonne says

    This cake turned out wonderfully. Great job! I will have to send this one to my SIL. She loves making fun cakes.

  41. My son would love this!

  42. You did a very nice job on the cake.

  43. diane says

    That is truly brilliant! I wish I had the patience for such things. I made a butterfly cake last year for my daughter and it was NOT that pretty!

  44. Serah says

    That’s a great job you did on that cake!! How did you make the black icing? I am baking a football cake and kinda got stuck on the black.

    • Jennifer says

      I used wilton’s black icing dye. Once you mix it let it sit and it will darken. If it still looks more grey then add more dye. HTH!

  45. Crystal Rogers Walker says

    I love this cake recipe and it’s just in time for my grandsons party we are having, it is a soccer themed party, great recipe

  46. barbg says

    I am now laughing at myself for not trying this your way! I once tried this using a bowl & trying to get it to come out as a ball shape. It sadly stuck to the bowl and came out in a mess instead! Never doing that again. πŸ™‚

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