I can’t believe my son is NINE years old today! Wow, how much my life has changed since then! But, if I could go back I wouldn’t change a thing.. How could I?
Ok, before I get all mushy, I’d like to share with you the cake we made for Dylan’s birthday…here’s how we did it…
I started with making a box of cake mix, as per the directions, and divided in half to make a square cake and a circular cake. Once they cooled a little, I popped them out of their pans.
I will give you a condensed version of how I decorated the cake, but if you want more detailed instructions about any step, just let me know!
I used coloured fondant to decorate the cake. I had a pack of Wilton’s that had a variety of skin tones, and I also added some gel food colouring to make them the shades I wanted.
Using the fondant, I hand made baseballs, basketballs, soccer balls and footballs. I did this by rolling small balls, flattening them, then adding details with coloured fondant that I had rolled into really thin snakes. Here are a couple of the footballs I made:
Btw, a great trick for working with fondant is to keep all of the pieces you are not using under a damp towel. They dry quickly, and if you don’t cover them up, the fondant will become hard and crack.
Once I had made about four or five of each ball, I laid them out on a piece of parchment paper, and added the tiniest bit of water to act as glue, to attach all of the balls together.
As you can see in the finished cake, I used the rolled out piece to cover the square cake, and I ended up cutting down the rounded cake to make more of a cake topper.
Dylan said he also wanted a jersey on the cake, so I cut pieces out of fondant to make the jersey, and the number 9.