Are you perplexed about how to make baseball themed cakes?
They sound a lot more challenging to create than they are.
Let’s begin by making baseball cake pops, an alternative to baseball cupcakes.
How to Make Baseball Cake Pops
Kids and grownups both love cake pops. They’re as fun and convenient as a baseball cookie cake. No forks are necessary. That means cleanup is easier if you usually use dinnerware.
If you typically use plasticware, cake pops eliminate the plastic forks, so they’re gentler on the environment.
The Food Network has a quick baseball cake pop recipe that you can complete in half the time it takes to steal second base.
The ingredients needed are crumbs from a yellow cake, white frosting, red icing and white candy melts.
The hardware that you’ll need include lollipop sticks and tiny tip for your pastry bag.
Thoroughly mix the cake crumbs and the white frosting.
Use a measuring spoon to separate the cake and frosting mixture one tablespoon at a time.
Roll each tablespoon of cake and frosting mixture into a ball. If you use a rounded measuring spoon, half your job will be done for you.
Now insert a lollipop stick into each ball.
Follow the directions for your particular brand of white candy melts, and melt them carefully.
Dunk each ball into the melted candy, making sure that it’s evenly coated.
Allow them to dry. You can stand the pops upright by anchoring the sticks in a block of styrofoam. You can also use heavy office binder clips.
Add the finishing touch by applying the stitching to the baseballs using your pastry bag and the red icing.
Stand the cake pops vertically again and let them dry a second time.
How to Make a Two-Layer Baseball Cake
If you want to bake a traditional cake and then make the entire cake look like a baseball, Recipetips.com has a detailed recipe that fits the bill.
Ingredients include your preferred two-layer white cake recipe, buttercream frosting, red shoe-string licorice and melted chocolate.
The melted chocolate is only necessary if you wish to add lettering to the cake.
Bake the Cake
Go ahead and make the particular two-layer white cake that tastes best to you or to the person for whom you’re making the cake.
You don’t have to worry about having a steady hand to cut off the dome on top of the cake. Leave it there. The shape will work fine along with the theme of a baseball cake since the dome will help with the illusion of the cake being a sphere.
Make the Buttercream Frosting
For the buttercream frosting you’ll need the following:
- ¼ cup softened butter
- 3 ½ cups powdered sugar
- ¾ cup shortening
- ½ teaspoon salt
- One tablespoon meringue powder
- Two tablespoons milk
- One teaspoon Light Karo Syrup
- One teaspoon vanilla extract
Using a mixer on low speed, blend the butter and shortening until they are well-creamed.
Add the milk and vanilla extract. Blend well.
In a separate bowl, mix the salt, sugar and meringue powder.
Add 1 cup of the dry ingredients to the blender. Once the ingredients are mixed, add more until all the dry ingredients have been added. Don’t wait too long before adding each subsequent cup of dry ingredients or you’ll overmix the frosting.
If necessary, you’ll add the Light Karo Syrup just before frosting the cake. You’ll only add it if the frosting is a bit too thick to spread evenly.
Decorate the Cake
Frost the bottom layer of the cake.
Now is the time when you may choose to add a little touch of Light Karo Syrup if you’re not satisfied with the way the frosting is behaving. Keep in mind that you want the frosting to be firm so that it can support the decorating.
Once you’ve frosted the bottom layer, add the top layer. Remember, you want to keep the dome so assemble the cake with the top layer’s dome upward.
Continue frosting until you’ve covered the entire cake.
Cut the licorice into ¾ inch lengths.
Arrange the licorice pieces to resemble the stitching found on a baseball.
If you’re making a baseball birthday cake, you’ll probably want to add lettering using melted chocolate. Pipe the chocolate onto waxed paper. Write the message or the name that you want on the cake.
If you’re nervous about trying to make the lettering look professional, consider using a stencil. Use your computer to type the lettering, enlarge it to the desired size and then print.
Place the wax paper on top of the stencil then follow the stencil to create attractive lettering.
Put the lettering in the refrigerator so it can harden. Once the lettering is safe to use, you can remove it from the waxed paper and place it on the cake.
Once again, the stencil can come in handy. You can hold it above the surface of the cake to get a good idea of how to space your chocolate lettering.
Clear Plates and Bases with Your Baseball Themed Cakes
You’re sure to be an MVP with these recipes.
After that, the only thing left to do is to thank your friends for their compliments on your baking and decorating skills.
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