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Friday Favourites: Making a Soccer themed birthday cake

March 31, 2017
Soccer themed birthday cake

Soccer themed birthday cake

I enjoy making themed birthday cakes for our grandchildren.  I’m not a professional cake decorator but the cakes are designed and made from love.  I love planning what I’m going to make and try to think of a theme that will be relevant to the grandchild.

As they are getting older, they know that ‘Nanna Sue’ will be making a special cake.  So there is always an air of anticipation as to what their birthday cake will look like.  I like to think that we are creating memories.

This year, our grandson Harry celebrated his 7th birthday and as he just started playing soccer I decided to make a soccer themed birthday cake.

Soccer themed birthday cake

My ‘go to’ place for ideas is Pinterest so I searched for soccer birthday cakes and this helped me get my creative side flowing.

So how to make it?

Soccer themed birthday cake

What you will need:

Rectangular cake board larger than cake

Rectangle cake of your choice – you can use your favourite cake recipe or even a packet cake mix.  I usually make two – just in case!

Icing – butter cream in vanilla and chocolate or you can buy the Betty Crocker Icing if you want to save time.  Butter cream icing recipe

Food colouring – green for the field

Coconut shredded

Soccer players and goal posts – I purchased these as a set from Cake Ornament Company

Soccer balls and soccer boots – purchased from Cake Ornament Company

Kit Kat for player’s off field bench

How to assemble:

Soccer themed birthday cake

I usually make the cake the day before I need to decorate it and store in the refrigerator so it is easier to cut.  You can successfully freeze cakes if you want to be super prepared as long as you store them correctly.  Click here for a link on how to freeze cakes.

The cake usually is uneven so trim the top of the cake so that it is flat then turn it over so that the flat bottom is now the top of the cake.

Place the cake on the cake board

Ice the sides of the cake in chocolate – smooth out with a spatula or knife

Ice the top of the cake in green – use the vanilla icing and add green food colouring until you have the desired colour for the playing field.  Make sure it is smooth.

Add green food colouring to the coconut and mix well – this makes the grass.

Sprinkle the coconut over the green iced soccer field.

Ice the field markings using vanilla icing

Add the soccer players and goal posts

Using a dab of icing add the kit kat ‘bench’ at the side of the cake and I placed a couple of players there.

Add the soccer balls and boots around the base of the cake board.  Use some icing to help them stay in place.

Take a photo of your masterpiece!!

Soccer themed birthday cake

Do you make special cakes for your children or grandchildren?


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  • Reply Toni Pike March 31, 2017 at 05:58

    Love the way you make that an important tradition, Sue – It looks stunning

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 31, 2017 at 12:13

      Yes it is nice Toni and although I’m no expert it is all done with love. xx

  • Reply candy April 2, 2017 at 12:44

    Great looking soccer cake for that soccer lover. Thanks for linking up with #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 4, 2017 at 09:00

      Thanks Candy!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 4, 2017 at 11:36

      Yes it turned out much better than I thought it would. Thanks for hosting the link up Candy. x

  • Reply Lori Hill-Smith April 2, 2017 at 13:31

    Cute cake! It would be perfect for so many soccer kids in our family!! Thank you for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 4, 2017 at 11:35

      It wasn’t that difficult to make Lori but I think it looked good myself!

  • Reply Grammy Dee April 2, 2017 at 15:16

    I love it! You did a great job on it! Thank you Sue for sharing this post at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared it on social media.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 4, 2017 at 11:34

      Thanks Dee and thank you for sharing and hosting the link party.

  • Reply Clearissa Coward April 3, 2017 at 06:51

    How creative!! Wish I could bake that way, I guess it’s the decorating I can’t do. But I love it. Thank you for sharing at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I have shared on social media.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 4, 2017 at 11:31

      Yes it turned out much better than I expected. Thanks for sharing. x

  • Reply Cristina April 3, 2017 at 22:30

    This looks amazing!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 4, 2017 at 08:44

      Thanks Cristina! I’m not a professional but it did turn out much better than I expected. Have a great week and thanks for stopping by. x

  • Reply Beverly April 5, 2017 at 03:40

    What a great cake for the soccer child. They had to just love it.
    Thanks for sharing at Over The Moon Party.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 5, 2017 at 04:39

      Yes it was a big hit Bev! Have a great week x

  • Reply Janice Wald|MostlyBlogging April 5, 2017 at 04:48

    Hi Sue,
    Thanks for coming to the Blogger’s Pit Stop last week.
    Janice, Pit Stop Crew

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    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 17, 2017 at 09:19

      Oh wow I’m so excited thanks so much Grammy Dee!

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