I made this cake as an order for some friends. Was quite interesting how it all came together.
I don’t have a soccer ball mould, so I baked the bottom of the cake in a standard spring form pan and the top rounded ball part in a round metal bowl. After baking I realised the round bowl just wasn’t round enough. I cut of all the excess cake to even it out, I crumbed this and mixed it with chocolate buttercream to create a mixture that I could mould (great for cake pops as well). I took this mixture and moulded it into a very round bowl that I borrowed from my in laws, set it in the freezer and it was the perfect shape.
To make the soccer ball black and white shapes I used this template, which I found through Google images. I printed and cut it out, laid it on the cake and marked it by scoring the edges with a blunt knife, I then lined these markings with black buttercream and filled the spaces with white.
Here’s my tip for getting a really black buttercream. I made a big batch of plain buttercream and separated a small portion to be turned black. I kept adding black gel colouring until I achieved black, but lo and behold even after adding the whole bottle I still only had grey. I didn’t have any more black colouring so I panicked a little, then decided to add in some cocoa powder, this worked a treat, I had black buttercream in no time, and what’s even better it tasted really good!
In other news, my baby boy is 20 months today! I cannot believe it! Where has the time gone?
Hope this post helps anyone out there attempting to make a soccer ball cake, wasn’t so hard now that I think about it now!
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This is a very good idea for my son’s birthday. My boy really loves soccer and this would make him really happy on his day. Thanks for the idea!
You’re welcome. If you end up making one, let me know how it turns out 🙂 thanks for commenting.