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.
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.
and here are all the cute kiddos. What a fun group of kids! They sure had fun.