Baseball Theme CakeApril 14, 2017
It’s baseball season again and our family are now fans of the Seattle Mariners! I made this cake for a dinner party that revolved around baseball. I only had to feed 6 people so I made an 8 inch square vanilla cake…with plenty to spare! I made a bag of peanuts because peanuts are a staple for watching a good old baseball game. The Mariners hat has the retro Trident logo from Spring Training and the baseball is decorated with lots of fondant seams. I never noticed that baseball bases have lined patterns on the top and are not totally squared. The edges of the base are sloped so this made my icing job a little easier because the corners and the top didn’t have to be level. The base was dusted with cocoa powder to make it look like it was used and stepped on.
All of the baseball decor is edible and made from homemade Rice Krispies Treats, covered in fondant. The peanuts were made by rolling a ball and then using your finger to roll an indention in the fondant to resemble the shape of a peanut. I used one of my rubber mats to impress the texture on the peanut. I dusted each nut with cocoa powder to give them more dimension. The grass was made from left over vanilla buttercream and the dirt was crushed graham crackers.
Here we are cheering on the Mariners!