On this page you'll find several soccer ball cake ideas that you can model. Cake pictures provided with instructions will help you making your own cake.
I look forward to hearing from you with your cake ideas. You can share your own ideas on this page.
Soccer Ball Birthday Cake Gallery:
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Soccer Ball 01
Cake submitted by Eric L. from Seattle, WA
For this soccer ball cake, I used the following supplies:
1. Bake the 12" X 18" cake and the ball cake.
2. Make a 9" X 13" pan of Rice Krispie Treats (or purchase enough Rice Krispie Treats to form your snake with)
3. Using your computer and a printer with the edible printer ink in it, print a copy of the logo onto the edible frosting sheet.
4. Put the ball cake together using a layer of frosting between the two halves.
5. Secure the ball cake to the top of the 12" X 18" cake using two wooden skewers pushed down through the sports cake into the 12" X 18" cake. Cut any excess length off the wooden skewers that stick out of the top of the sports ball cake.
6. Cut a strip of Rice Krispie Treat as wide and long as you want your snake to be (making sure it is long enough to wrap around the ball cake.)
7. Form the Rice Krispie Treat into a round tube, shaped like a snake. Wrap the snake shaped Rice Krispie Treat around the soccer ball cake to resemble the logo.
8. Roll a sheet of white fondant on a smooth, cool surface approx. 1/4" – 1/2" thick and at least 4" wider than the snake body and 6" longer than the snake body. (cover the surface first in light coating of corn starch or powdered sugar to keep it from sticking). For fondant, use any purchased fondant or you can make your own.
9. Cover the Rice Krispie Treat snake in a layer of frosting (to hold the fondant body on).
10. Slowly lay the sheet of fondant over the Rice Krispie Treat body and work it all the way around the cake until you have the entire Rice Krispie Treat snake body covered with fondant. Be sure to press the fondant into place against the entire body. Use a knife to trim off any excess fondant from around the snake’s body.
11. Using the Kopykake Kopy Jet airbrush and blue Kopy kolor, airbrush a dark underbelly line around the snake. Now spray a lighter blue coating on the entire rest of the snake’s body.
12. Use pastry bag & Wilton tip #18 to pipe white and black frosting onto the ball cake in the pattern of a soccer ball.
13. Cut out your logo from the printable icing sheet and secure it to the 12" X 18" cake with a thin layer of frosting below it.
14. Use pastry bag & Wilton tip #133 to pipe green frosting (looking like grass) all over the 12" X 18" cake.
15. Use pastry bag & Wilton tip #5 to pipe black frosting onto the snakes face to create the eyes.
Cake submitted by Maha H. from Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
I made this cake for my son's 2nd birthday. It was a small family party.
I used the Wilton Ball Pan to make the cake. The cake itself was a Wilton butter cake because it holds its shape so well.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray pans with vegetable pan spray, or use Cake Release.
In a mixer bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in vanilla and almond flavor.
Mix flour with baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, starting with the flour. Mix well. Pour into prepared pans.
Refer to baking chart for baking times and temperatures for specific pans. Cool 10 minutes in pan. Loosen sides and remove. Cool completely before decorating.
I then used the small star tip with black buttercream to make the black shapes.
Cream butter, and then add icing (1 cup at a time) until it is light and fluffy. Add milk and vanilla, and mix until almost white in color. Then add the colors you want.
Then I covered the rest of the ball with white buttercream. I added the soccer shoes just as a decoration. They are plastic by the way.