Monday, November 24, 2008

Getting Our Kicks

We celebrated the end of the boys' fall soccer season with an AYSO banquet Friday night. I was so proud of them for going for their goals all season long. The boys got a kick out of the cake I made for the occasion, and I was giddy knowing that with we can all sleep in on Saturdays -- at least until basketball season starts.

This cake is easily accomplished with only three types of decorating tips. To get this look, use a sheet cake pan for the main cake and one-half of a ball-cake pan for the soccer ball. Frost the entire cake with a crumb coat, then use a toothpick to draw the geometric design on the ball. Use a small round tip to pipe icing around the shapes, then fill them in using a star tip and applying even pressure as you zigzag across the area to be filled. Use the same star tip to pipe icing around the perimeter of the cake, using the same zigzagging motion. Then pipe a shell border around the bottom edge of the cake with the star tip. Use decorating tip 233 to pipe grass onto the top of the cake. Then use a small round tip to pipe wording around the serving dish. The cake above boasts, "I Get My Kicks Scoring GOALS!"


8 comments:

Judy said...

Your artistic postings bring me more joy than visiting our local art museum. I like the way you celebrate occasions in your children's lives. What memories you are creating for them.

Graham Shenanigans said...

Precious cake. Judy is right...your children will never doubt your love as you show them in the everyday ways that you celebrate life!! You are such an inspiration to me!! God Bless you!!

sweeter and the bubbas said...

Oh, I bet the did love the cake, it's adorable!! We missed y'all last night. :-) What are your plans for the week? I think you told me, but I am so forgetful!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

That cake is amazing -- and your boys are handsome little guys :)!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Wonderful as usual. My favorite way to take a break is to come here and see what wonderful thing you've done for your family. Thanks for sharing!

XO,

Sheila

Live.Love.Eat said...

I ditto all the wonderful remarks above. This cake is amazing and it's so sweet how you create memories for your children!!

Anonymous said...

I give a second ditto. I to, enjoy checking everyday to see what is new in the creative department. This inspires me to do new things even though my children are older. They are still my children and it is never to late to start traditions and memories. Thanks for the inspiration.

Karin @ 6ByHisDesign said...

what another great alternative to the ball cake! Looks yummy! And I'm enjoying the pics of the boys - not so many of those...your blonde ball of smiles is a doll! And the older = wiser, more refined brother, obviously. We have similar traits here!!!

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