We show you how to make 7 sports-themed birthday cakes step by step—including a baseball mitt, golf course, basketball and more
by Karen Tack, photos by Kenneth Chen
Score a home run for your baseball fan with this catcher's mitt cake.
Strips of red icing make a Sno Ball a baseball, and black licorice candies create stitching on the glove.
Your pint-sized putter will love this easy cake—par none.
Colored coconut "grass" and ground vanilla wafer "sand" make this cake easier to decorate than sinking a putt.
This soccer ball—grass and all—is a real game winner.
Soccer ball decoration is a snap—just use Oreo crisps.
Touchdown! Score major points with any Super Bowl fanatic with this football cake.
To get the football frosting just the right color, mix cocoa powder with a few drops of red food coloring.
Martial Arts Jacket
Young grasshoppers will get a kick out of this sweet martial arts jacket. (Change the belt color to match your kid's skill level.)
It's hard work earning those belts but this one only requires some Starburst and a rolling pin.
Basketball and Hoop
Let your kid be the Michael Jordan of the playground court—you can be the Shaq of birthday cakes.
The secret to the basketball's realistic texture—pressing a clean towel into the chilled frosting.
If your sk8r boi loves his board, he'll love this one too. No Band-aids required.
Here's a trick you can master—decorate the board with a strip of rainbow sour belt.