When it comes to making novelty cakes, we’ll take just about any excuse to get creative. Whether it’s a theme for someone’s birthday because it’s something they like or whether it’s a specific holiday or special event, we’ll happily make some kind of awesomely shaped or decorated cake. That’s why we decided to gather as many inspiration designs as we could when our son recently asked us for a football shaped birthday cake!
Just in case someone you love adores football just as much as our child does, if not more, here are 15 of the best themed ideas, designs, and tutorials that we came across in our search.
1. Hand drawn logo cake
If you’ve never tried out how fun it can be to write and hand draw on fondant with markers containing edible dessert ink then we’re sorry to tell you that you’ve been missing out! We’d say this fantastic football team logo idea outlined on Alaskan Mama Vlogger is the perfect time to give it a try.
2. Football cake and field theme stand
Sometimes presentation is just as important as the cake itself! That’s why we thought this idea from Happy Go Lucky for printing yard lines and covering a tub with them to make a field themed cake stand was such a good idea. It really completes the look.
3. Rounded football cake
Are you feeling skeptical about your cake carving skills because you’ve never tried it before and you don’t have time for a redo if it goes horribly wrong? Well, just because you’re working with a football theme doesn’t have to mean you make the shape realistic. We think this simple, rounded football cake outlined on Kitchen Concoctions is very cute indeed.
4. Easy no-carve football cake
Are you actually intent on getting the shape right but you’re still feeling skeptical about carving? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Erin Gardner made it happen just by making three simple cuts in straight lines and pushing the sides of the cake together!