Baseball Stadium Cookies

These were super fun and easy! I used square cookie cutters and royal icing, the sprinkles were awesome to make the “people”.

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Baseball Stadium Cake

Yet another baseball cake!! What can I say my nephew really loves baseball.  This year I went for a stadium.

I wish I had gotten pictures of how I stacked the cakes but unfortunately I did not.  I used the grass tip for all the buttercream and fondant for the decorations.  The “stands” are rice krispie treats and fondant.  I used royal icing for my “glue” to get the sprinkles to stick.  I think I turned out pretty good although I would spend a little more time perfecting the stadium next time.

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Homework/desk Board

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My brother and sister-in-law just finished new rooms for their boys and she wanted something to put above their desks in their new rooms.  Here is what I came up with.

I measured the space and had my husband cut a board the right size.

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Then I used batting and fabric to create the ribbon memo board.  I didn’t follow to normal pattern for the ribbon I did what I thought would look cool and different. I like how it turned out.

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We found some baseball buttons that I used here.

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I didn’t get any pictures of how we attached this.

After that I used some cork board and paper to create the other squares.

We also screwed hold into cans and the board and then covered them with fabric to create space for them to store pens and such.

I really like how they turned out!

Baseball Cake #3

Here is my last cake.  Click here to see #1 and #2.  This was a last minute cake that I decided to make the night before.

This was by far the most simple cake out of the three. I love how it turned out!

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I used the ball cake pan again to make half a ball. I got store bought frosting (I normally don’t).  I have seen this technique done before but was a little worried how it was going to work on a rounded surface.  (Note: I always freeze my cakes before frosting).

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Warm your frosting up in the microwave.  I did 30 second increments till it was runny but not hot. Then I started to pour moving in circular motions.  You will use the whole can of frosting.  I did two coats.  After 15 minutes I scooped up the leftovers on the mat and microwaved it and poured again.  I was so impressed with how well this worked.

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For the cupcakes I used the same microwaved frosting to dip the cupcakes in.  This worked really well to give a smooth surface to put the red laces on.  I had some leftover green frosting from my previous cakes that I used to put “grass” around the big ball.  I love how this one turned out.

Baseball Cake #2

Here is baseball cake #2.  Click here to see cake #1!  I decided to make a home plate with a ball this time. thumb_DSC_4395

I baked my cake in a 10′ pan.  So I had to find the middle.

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I marked it with a tooth pick for reference.

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Then I found 5″ on each side of the cake and marker them with tooth picks.  No this is where that nice metal ruler comes in handy.  Make sure you clean it well or keep one for baking.  Use your ruler to make light marker with the edge.

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Two nice simple cuts with a serated knife.

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And you have a home plate! Simple!

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Here is what it looked like all done.  I decided to use my star tip on the ball to give it some dimension and help it not look flat with the smooth frosting on the bottom!

Baseball Cake #1

My nephews have birthday’s just a day apart so that means a lot of birthday cake.  My sister-in-law asked me if I would make the cakes for their parties this year.  I am not going to lie…I was a little nervous.  I had never made a cake for someone else before.  They wanted baseball themed cakes, so I found the Wilton ball cake pan and got to work.  I found a great youtube tutorial for this cake!

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thumb_DSC_4371 thumb_DSC_4372_1024I will do a post about how I made the stadium sign behind that cake soon!