this blog's suggestion for making box mix cakes taste like they are scratch made and ended up with a beautifully rich moist cake!
Note that the score is 8 to 0 in the 8th inning, since my son is 8-years old! I followed Clockwork Lemon's directions for making Marshmallow Fondant. In years past I have purchased store bought fondant and it has done its job - looking smooth and pretty, but this stuff, did all of that and TASTED GOOD too! Very few guests peeled the fondant off, most just ate it!
I also purchased the baseball players that are on the cake from amazon.com. They are a product called Kaskey Kids Baseball Guys. This was also a present for my son, which I let him have as soon as I was done using them for the cake! I honestly would have put fewer players on the cake as they were a little too big to be to scale and the cake ended up a bit crowded, but we couldn't have a game without a full roster on the field!!! Could we?!?! I vetoed my son's idea to have two additional red-team players as base runners!
The base paths are crushed graham crackers and the outfield wall is made of graham crackers sprayed with edible food color spray. I used royal icing for the bases, foul lines and distance markers on the outfield wall (the numbers are the actual distances of the Texas Rangers Ballpark in Arlington). Finally the foul poles are wooden shish-ke-bab skewers.
Below are pictures of cakes from previous years - Just as a Bonus!
|2nd Birthday - Nemo|
|3rd Birthday Scooby Doo|
|4th Birthday-Daffy Duck|
|5th Birthday - Scooby Doo (Take 2)|
|6th Birthday - Batman|
|7th Birthday - Spongebob Squarepants!|