Saturday, February 23, 2008

Baseball Cake

As Spring Training is rapidly approaching, and I have not made anything of interest in the past couple of days, I thought I would share pictures of my mom's birthday cake from 2006. I had just gotten a Betty-Crocker Bake-n-Fill cake pan set and was excited to use it for sports inspired cakes since there are lots of sports fans in my family. It was just a simple store bought white cake mix with mascerated strawberries as the filling for the cavity. Before decorating I thought it looked like a giant hamburger so of course I had to pretend to eat it.

My parents are HUGE Angels fans and had just gotten back from Spring Training in Arizona, so I thought I would do a baseball shaped cake. Here I am decorating, just getting the basic baseball designs on the cake.

Yes, that is an N'Sync shirt I'm wearing. I was a huge fan back in the day (who am I kidding, I still love their music) and it stays at my parents' house, so when I'm there I always wear it. I wanted to do writing on the cake that resembled the Angels logo and also the Rawlings writing that appears on baseballs. The writing tip I used was too fat, but overall I was very pleased with the results. I also added a green shell pattern along the base of the cake for a little more color and to look like grass. These bright colors were very hard to mix, but it just wouldn't have been the same with pastels. Here's the finished product.

At some point I'll post about my mom's birthday cake from last year which was beautiful!!! Maybe the next time I have a slow couple of days in the kitchen.


kelly said...

Your cake decor is awesome! I can't wait to see more! I've never colored icing before. (I didn't grow up with a lot of baking.) What are the best coloring "products" to use? (Can you tell I really don't know what I'm talking about! jaja!)

Kim in the Kitchen said...

To dye my icing, I use Wilton gels. You can find them at Michaels on the cake decorating aisle. They have a gazillion colors to choose from. They come in tiny plastic jars. To get it into the icing in a controlled manner I use a toothpick to scoop out a tiny bit at a time.

kelly said...

Thanks Kim! Maybe I will try this for Easter :). It will be exciting to make and color icing for the first time!

teacheroftwos said...

I happened across your page and was hoping you can give me some pointers on how to make the baseball cake. I have all the componets of the Betty Crocker Bake N Fill Pan's, but do not understand the directions? PLEASE HELP> My baby's 1 st bday party is tomorrow July 26th and I want to make the baseball cake!