Baking Date: April 27, 2013
I started a little something last year that was much easier to keep up with when I was unemployed. I would make a “home run” cake for any boy on my son’s team who hit one.
I ended up making 4 cakes last year over the course of 4 months. This year, with both my boys on a travel team, there have been 3 kids who have hit home runs. And we aren’t even into May yet.
I use a box mix and a 9″ round pan. If I only have one cake to make, I use the rest of the batter to make cupcakes for the team. This time, the boys had requested 2 chocolates and 1 butter cake.
I used canned vanilla frosting to cover the cake. I then piped on the “seams” using red sparkle gel frosting. I made star-shaped blue candy melts and wrote each kids’ name on the stars with the red sparkle gel frosting. White sparkle gel frosting pops better on the blue star, but I was out of white. I colored some of the vanilla frosting green, and using a #233 tip, piped on “grass” to outline the baseball. I finished it by writing “HOME RUN” in blue sparkle gel frosting across the top. One boy hit a grand slam, so that’s what I wrote on his.
Congrats James, Dayne and Justin!