Baseball Birthday Cake

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Making the Baseball Cake

Assembling the Baseball Cake

Assembling the Sports Ball Cake

This giant baseball made the perfect individual birthday cake for my son’s 1st birthday party.  My son dived into the whole cake so I made cupcakes for the guests, decorating them with baseballs and red sprinkles.  You can also make a great soccer ball cake with this pan.


4 1/2 cups of cake batter (pound cake or a dense white cake work well)

Chocolate Cake, for the cupcakes

Buttercream frosting

Red sprinkles

Red gel icing tube

1 red Fruit-by-the-Foot

Baseball chocolate candy molds with the colored chocolate (Michael’s has a good selection of molds and chocolates.)

Baseball Cake:

I used a Wilton cake pan made for 3D sport balls.  It came with two semi-circular pans and instructions for decorating different sports balls.

I followed the instructions that came with the cake pan, pouring 2 1/4 cups cake batter into each pan, baking a basic white cake in the two semi-circular pans. 

Once the cakes are completely cooled, cut the bottom off of one cake half so that the bottom of the ball will rest on a flat surface.  Ice the two halves together using buttercream frosting.  Then generously ice the outside of the baseball with white buttercream frosting.  With a red gel icing tube, pipe the red seams on the baseball. 


I baked the cupcakes and iced them with buttercream frosting.  I decorated them as follows, making an assortment of four different cupcakes:

  • I simply used red sprinkles on some 
  • I made baseball chocolates using chocolate candy molds for others
  • I spelled “Happy 1st Birthday, Cooper!”, using letters cut out of red Fruit-by-the-Foot
  • I piped baseballs using the red gel icing on the rest. 

It made for a nice assortment of red, white and baseballs that went well together!

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