Recipe by Tracy
"Neat way to make a ball shaped cake. Perfect for birthday parties. Kids love it. Use your favorite flavor of cake mix."
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1 (18.25 ounce) package
yellow cake mix
1 (16 ounce) container
black licorice whips
I used the bowl and cake directions to make this cake. Instead of the licorice I searched the net for something different. I used the white frosting II/wedding cake icing recipes from this site to put a thin layer of icing on first. Used a paper pattern to cut out the hexagon and pentagon shape. Traced onto the cake with a toothpick. Used a regular tip to draw the outline on the ball blue (colored small amount of icing). Used a star tip to fill in all the white parts of the cake with the remaining icing. Lastly, I placed coconut in a ziploc bag and put in some green food coloring to coat. (the grass around the ball). My 15 year old son who LOVES soccer LOVED this cake for his birthday
I love this idea. I made a baseball cake instead, but equally fabulous. Once the cake came out for the team party all the cameras started snapping. The possibilities are endless with a half round; you can make any type ball or even shove a doll in the center and make it a dress. Imagination is a good thing.
What a great idea - I'm no great cake decorator but this worked well even for me! Cooked the ball in a metal pudding basin, and a field in a large rectangular pan. Pressing shapes of pentagons/hexagons into white icing with a toothpick made it easy to pipe the black lines and they did not run. Looked fantastic & very popular with all at my son's 8th birthday party.
I used the Wilton Ball Pan to bake my cake. It took about 50 mins to bake. I put a buttercream crumb crust on first. I totally overlooked the toothpick trick and used clear gel and the template to put my markings on the cake. I'm sure the toothpicks would've worked better. I only decorated half the cake because the icing was warming up and I was getting worn out! Please ignore the "grass" as I'm missing the correct tip. I've just purchased fondant that I'm going to try out. I think the pattern will turn out better that way.
I have the soccer ball cake pan and it worked perfectly for my husbands scary eyeball birthday cake that my kids wanted me to make. Fun!
I tried it out just recently for my son!!! thanks sooo much!!
Where did you come up with this idea? Have you ever made it for someone (when?) -what was the response?
I made this for my son, Michael's 4th birthday, and he LOVED it! Everyone was complimenting it all day. Thanks so much for the recipe.
I made this for a friend's birthday party in a local restaurant and all the staff were amazed. Really easy to make. I used cherry laces, but it still looked good.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Soccer Ball Cake
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 149
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