The first time I laid eyes on a baseball cake, it was love at first sight. It perfectly blends two of my passions: baking and baseball. I remember the excitement in my fingertips as I prepared to take a swing at making my very own round baseball cake.
The glass bowl became my canvas, the cake batter my paint. I filled the bowl, carefully smoothing out any lumps or bumps, a meticulous process akin to preparing the baseball field for a game. The oven worked its magic, transforming the liquid batter into a perfect dome as if the baseball gods had shaped it themselves.
Once the cake had cooled, the real fun began. I grabbed the white frosting, spreading it over the cake as if I were laying fresh snow over a baseball field after a winter storm. The coconut flakes with red food coloring came next, expertly arranged in the signature V pattern of a baseball’s stitches. My heart swelled with pride as I looked at my creation. A perfect baseball cake, ready to be devoured.
This baseball cake wasn’t just a dessert but a testament to my love for the game. The meticulous stitching with coconut flakes and red food coloring was not just decoration; it symbolized the stitches on a baseball, the synecdoche of the game. The roundness of the cake represented not just the ball but the full circle of a baseball game, from the first pitch to the last home run.
Of course, there are other ways to hit a home run with a baseball cake. You can find many baseball cake ideas online, from pops to decorations. And if you don’t want to make your own, stores like Walmart and Publix have been known to carry baseball-themed cakes.
But there’s something special about making your baseball cake from scratch. It’s not just a treat; it’s a labor of love, a celebration of the game, and a testament to your baking skills. So, the next time you’re in the mood for something sweet and baseball-related, try it. You won’t be disappointed.
How to Make a Baseball Cake
Making a baseball cake is easier than you might think. You’ll need a glass bowl or a baseball cake pan, cake batter, white frosting, coconut flakes, and red food coloring. Here’s how you can create your round baseball cake:
Here is a step-by-step recipe for making a baseball cake
- 1 Cake Mix (follow instructions on cake mix used)
- 1 cup Water
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 3 piece large eggs
- 1 White frosting
- 1 Red food dye
- Gather all the ingredients and utensils needed.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. While doing so, grease the bottom and the sides of a round pan with butter, cooking spray, or vegetable oil so the cake will not stick to the pan when ready to serve.
- Add a thin layer of flour to the greased parts of the pan. You can dump out any excess flour.
- Mix the cake ingredients in a large bowl. Put the cake mix into the bowl and add 1 cup of water, 1/2 cup of vegetable oil, and 3 large eggs. Mix the ingredients with either a mixer on medium speed, or beat vigorously by hand. Do either one for only 2 minutes.
- Pour the mix into the prepared pan and place it into the oven to bake. Bake for 24-29 minutes. The cake is ready when a toothpick is inserted into the cake and comes back out clean, meaning no batter is on the toothpick.
- Take the cake out of the oven when it is done. Set the cake aside and let it cool for at least 10 minutes.
- Take the cake out of the pan carefully and place it on a cake board. The top is where the cake rose up, causing an uneven layer. If you want a 3-D baseball, leave the bump. If not, cut off the bump that was created so you get a nice, even layer, and you should now have a round, flat cake.
- Take a small amount of frosting and apply a very thin, even layer on top and the sides of the cake. This will help make decorating the cake easier. Put the cake into the refrigerator for about a half-hour to cool.
- Separate the frosting into two bowls while the cake is cooling. Get about 3/4 of the frosting into one bowl and leave it as white. Get the other 1/4 into another bowl. This is going to be the frosting you’ll need to dye red.
- Take food coloring and add about 4 drops to the smaller amount of frosting. Mix it very well until your frosting is a dark red color.
- Take the cake out of the refrigerator and apply white frosting all over it. Evenly coat both top and sides of the cake, making sure to smooth out frosting along the way. Once finished, place it back in refrigerator to cool.
- Get a piping bag with a small round tip or cut very bottom of bag to create small hole if you’d prefer. Place red frosting into piping bag.
- Take cake out and start to draw two curved lines (vertically) with toothpick on opposite sides of it.
Decorate the Baseball Cake
- Once the cake is cooled, cover it with a layer of white frosting
- Mix coconut flakes with red food coloring to create the baseball stitching and arrange them on the cake in a V pattern, resembling the stitches on a baseball.
That’s it! You’ve just made a simple, delicious baseball cake that looks like an absolute ball. You can serve it as it is or add more decorations to make it festive.
Baseball Cake Ideas
If you want to spice up your baseball cake, here are some creative ideas that you can try:
- Baseball Cake Pops: Create small, round cake pops and decorate them to resemble mini baseballs. These are perfect for kids’ parties or as bite-sized treats.
- Walmart Baseball Cake or Publix Baseball Cake: If you’re not up for baking, Walmart and Publix offer baseball-themed cakes that you can customize to your liking. You can choose your cake’s flavor, size, shape, and design and deliver it to your door or pick it up at the store.
- Baseball Cake Decorations: Use baseball cake decorations like small figurines, edible images, or custom toppers to enhance your cake. You can find these at craft stores, online shops, or make your own.
Where to Find Baseball Cakes
If you don’t have the time or resources to make your baseball cake, you can always buy one from Walmart or Publix. These are two of the most popular places to find baseball cakes for any occasion.
Walmart offers a variety of baseball-themed cakes that you can order online or in-store. You can choose from different flavors, sizes, shapes, and designs. Some of the options include:
- Baseball Diamond Cake: This sheet cake features a green field with white lines and bases. You can add your message and decorations on top.
- Baseball Glove Cake: This round cake looks like a brown glove holding a white ball. You can add your message and decorations on top.
- Baseball Team Logo Cake: This is a round or sheet cake that features your favorite team’s logo. You can choose from teams such as the Yankees, Dodgers, Red Sox, Cubs, etc.
Publix also offers a range of baseball-themed cakes you can order online or in-store. You can choose from different flavors, sizes, shapes, and designs. Some of the options include:
- Baseball Field Cake: This sheet cake features a green field with white lines and bases. You can add your own message and decorations on top.
- Baseball Cap Cake: This round cake looks like a blue cap with a red bill. You can add your message and decorations on top.
- Baseball Jersey Cake: This sheet cake looks like a white jersey with red stripes. You can add your message and decorations on top.
Baking a cake is a fun and rewarding activity you can enjoy with your family and friends. It’s also a great way to express your creativity and personality. Whether celebrating a birthday, an anniversary, or a casual day, you can make a cake that suits your taste and style.
One of the most popular and accessible types of cakes is the baseball cake. You can make a baseball cake using a glass bowl or a baseball cake pan, cake batter, white frosting, coconut flakes, and red food coloring. You can also try other baseball cake ideas, such as baseball cake pops, Walmart or Publix baseball cakes, or decorations.
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