Today I’m sharing this fun All Sports Cake! Sports and summertime go together, right?
I actually did this in April and you know I never share cakes so soon after making them (only because I’m a million years behind on sharing), but today on Facebook, Veena’s share theme was “black” and I decided just to go ahead and write a post about this fun cake!
Boy that was a long sentence…. ha! What I’m really doing is just avoiding cleaning my kitchen, but let’s not tell anybody that and pretend I had planned all along to blog today, okay? Okay!
So when I was browsing through my pictures looking for a cake with black – I realized that I’ve only done a couple of cakes that were covered in black fondant… and then several with black in the theme (mostly weddings).
Here are a few of my other cakes with black if you’d like to see…
- Harley Davidson Cake (the only other cake I’ve covered in black fondant)
- Black & White Bows Wedding Cake (my first post on RoseBakes.com)
- Black, Red & White Wedding Cupcake Tower
- Hot Pink & Black Wedding Cake
- Black & White 50th Birthday
- Black & Purple Wisteria Wedding Cake
Okay – so back to this cake.
It was inspired by the party invitation for the birthday boy… you can see the full line of sports-themed invitations over at Tiny Prints or this specific Play Ball invitation here (or in pink here).
As soon as I saw the invitation, I knew I wanted to do a black cake… it’s just so bold and fun with the bright colors against the black backdrop, dontcha think?
Since baseball was Jack’s favorite sport at party time, I made the topper a baseball. It was made with rice cereal treats, covered in white chocolate, then white fondant and decorated with red fondant.
You can get an idea of how I cover balls in fondant here… and how I use white chocolate over rice cereal treats here. I used the same technique to make this football cake topper.
I tried to get as many sports balls as I could on the cake… I have no idea why I didn’t get a picture of the back of the cake.
I hand cut the “7″ for the front… it’s the easiest number to do, thank goodness! OH and for the black fondant, I really wanted to give it some texture, so I used a texture mat from this Manly Texture Mat set… it sort of looked like asphalt to me. Yes? No? Maybe? We’ll go with yes… it’ll make me feel better.
I think that’s it… did I miss anything? If you have any questions, leave me a comment!! Happy Weekend!!