Baking Date: June 15, 2013
On Father’s Day weekend this year, our youngest son had a baseball tournament in which he played 2 games on Saturday and 2 games on Sunday. My oldest son had a doubleheader scrimmage on Sunday. And we were invited to a neighborhood school’s out party Saturday night.
To top it off, one of the kids on my youngest son’s team had hit a home run the weekend before and I needed to make him a cake. Sometimes I need another weekend for baking to get ready for all the weekend’s events!
First was Dylan’s home run cake. I asked him what kind of cake he liked and he blurted out “ice cream cake”! So I had to burst his bubble and tell him I could only make a regular cake. He asked for a vanilla cake, so I made that with a buttercream frosting. I added the stitches with red sparkle gel frosting. I spelled out home run in blue sparkle gel frosting. His name was made using blue star-shaped candy melts, with white sparkle gel frosting to spell out his name. The grass was made using Wilton #233 tip and frosting dyed green, around the edge of the baseball. I added a few extra blue candy melt stars around the edge in the “grass”.
I made Father’s Day cupcakes for the dads on my oldest son’s team. The cupcakes were chocolate with green “grass” on top. I added the Wilton baseball icing decorations. Note: This is the second time I’ve used them and they don’t peel off the paper very easily. I ended up spending a lot of time scraping the paper off the back.
So for the rest of the goodies, I made
- cupcakes for my youngest son’s team games on Saturday – vanilla (the rest of the home run cake batter) with white frosting and royal blue shimmer dust
- orange creamsicle gooey butter cookies (substitute orange creamsicle cake mix for butter cake mix) and Snickerdoodle bread for the end of school neighborhood party
- a double batch of chocolate chip cookies for my older son’s double header on Sunday
- a batch of orange creamsicle cookies and key lime cookies for my youngest son’s games on Sunday
Yep. I definitely need another weekend to get ready for my weekend!