Sunday, May 9, 2010

Beckham's Soccer Cake

I'm back. I know it's been way too long since I made anything and posted anything on my blog. I have a really good excuse, though. It's called morning sickness. It hit a couple of weeks after my last post and is still going, but is slowly going I way...I think...I hope...fingers crossed.

I did get to do a fun cake last weekend for one of the cutest little boys in the world--Beckham. I have the wonderful privilege of babysitting him about once a week while his mom works (and she does the same for me with my little girl about once a week when I work--it works out perfectly--thank you Rachele!). His name being Beckham, of course it was a soccer theme for his first birthday.
So I went back and forth as to how to do the soccer ball part of the cake. I used Wilton's sports ball pan, but I couldn't decide if I should cover it in buttercream or fondant. It being a first birthday and the tradition of the birthday child digging in with their fingers, I wanted buttercream, but I really like working in fondant, and I knew it would look more how I envisioned it, so I decided to do the ball in fondant, but put it on a 9 inch round cake which I would cover in lemon buttercream to resemble grass. Problem solved!

I took some black icing to fill in the lines--still not sure if I would have liked white lines better or not. The black shows all the little mistakes and is hard to get off the fondant to clean up a bit. Maybe next time I'll try white lines. Still, all in all it wasn't too bad.

Do you like my little birthday Beckham guy on the cake. You tell me, does he look like the real thing...
What a cute little kid. He sure had fun digging in to the cake (which was a lemon cake with rasberry filling and lemon buttercream icing-yum!)

You should have seen the cute table that Rachele put together. Super cute. This is only the center part of it. I wish I would have gotten a picture of the whole table for you to see. She went all out.

Now I can't leave without showing you my two favorite people--my husband and little girl. They had a blast at the party, especially on the water pad at the park--can't you tell?!
and here are all the cute kiddos. What a fun group of kids! They sure had fun.