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7 Sports Birthday Cake Designs

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7 Sports Birthday Cake Designs

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

Catcher's Mitt
Score a home run for your baseball fan with this catcher's mitt cake.

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Strips of red icing make a Sno Ball a baseball, and black licorice candies create stitching on the glove.

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Golf Course 
Your pint-sized putter will love this easy cake—par none.

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Colored coconut "grass" and ground vanilla wafer "sand" make this cake easier to decorate than sinking a putt.

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Soccer Ball
This soccer ball—grass and all—is a real game winner.

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Soccer ball decoration is a snap—just use Oreo crisps.

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Football
Touchdown! Score major points with any Super Bowl fanatic with this football cake.

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To get the football frosting just the right color, mix cocoa powder with a few drops of red food coloring.

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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.)

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It's hard work earning those belts but this one only requires some Starburst and a rolling pin.

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Basketball and Hoop
Let your kid be the Michael Jordan of the playground court—you can be the Shaq of birthday cakes.

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The secret to the basketball's realistic texture—pressing a clean towel into the chilled frosting.

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Skateboard
If your sk8r boi loves his board, he'll love this one too. No Band-aids required.

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Here's a trick you can master—decorate the board with a strip of rainbow sour belt.

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