Sports Cakes Guaranteed To Score With Your Fans!

Fun And Fabulous Sports Cakes
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If you are thinking of hosting a sports birthday party then you will of course need to have a sports theme cake that brings forth the thrill of the sport. Just be sure to start early so you don't put yourself under the shot clock for completion.

To help get you started, we have gathered together some sports themed cake ideas that will surely go the distance. They are guaranteed to hit a home run with your sports enthusiast. Your fans will cheer you on when you serve them up their favorite past-time. If you're looking for some birthday cake recipe ideas that are sports-related, and will help set the mood for some sporting fun, then check out these fun sports birthday cakes.

baseball cap cake
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Baseball Cap Cake

Here's the recipe for Family fun's "Baseball Cap Cake." The perfect way to cap off a baseball theme party. This cake easily adapts to other sports or team colors. Use these sports cakes for anyone who is a sports or baseball enthusiast.


  • 1 baked 8-inch round cake
  • 1 dome cake (baked in a 1 1/2-quart bowl or 6-inch sphere)
  • 3 cups frosting (blue and red)
  • Red shoestring licorice
  • 1 red gumdrop
  • Red M&M's


Cut the 8-inch cake so that it is shaped like a brim and arrange it next to the bowl cake. Frost the hat blue and the brim red.

Add shoestring licorice to the crown with a gumdrop button. Outline your child's initial in M&M's.

bike cake
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Bike Cake

Here's the recipe for Family Fun's "I Like My Bike Cake." Gear up for the ride of your life with a bike-themed party. Use these sports cakes for anyone who is a bike enthusiast.


  • Frosted 9- by 13-inch cake
  • Chocolate Cow Tails (such as Goetze's Cow Tales)
  • Twizzlers Rainbow Twists
  • M&M's
  • Candy sticks
  • Fruit Streamers
  • Pez candies
  • Green edible glitter
  • Small round candies


Wheels: Stretch 2 chocolate Cow Tails (such as Goetze's Cow Tales) so that they are 9 inches long, shape them into circles, and place them about 2 inches apart. Cut Twizzlers Rainbow Twists into ten 1-inch lengths and use them for spokes. Use frosting to glue an M&M's candy onto the center of each wheel.

The Frame: Break 4 to 5 candy sticks into the lengths specified in the diagram and arrange them atop the cake as shown.

bike cake

Seat, Handlebars: Cut 2 short lengths from a Twizzlers Twist and use one for the bike seat. For handlebars, use a toothpick to push the ends of 3 Fruit Streamers strands into the hole in the other Twist piece, and insert the opposite end into the cake.

Pedals: For the sprocket, tightly coil a Fruit Streamers strand and top it with an M&M's candy. For each pedal, stick a Pez candy halfway into the cake and then connect it to the sprocket with a short Fruit Streamers strand.

Sports Cakes Scenery: Sprinkle green edible glitter grass under the bike and then outline the upper perimeter of the cake with small round candies.

bowling cake
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Bowling Cake

Here's the recipe for Family fun's "Bowling Cake." Strike a winner with this bowling theme cake. Use these sports cakes with any age for parties relating to a bowling theme of course!


  • 2 baked 13-by-9-by-2-inch cakes
  • 1 dome chocolate cake (baked in a 2 1/2-quart bowl)
  • 2 cups white frosting
  • 2 cups chocolate frosting
  • 3 tea light candles
  • Red Fruit by the Foot
  • Red decorators' icing


For your bowling sports cakes, arrange one 13-by-9-inch cake on a large platter or cake cardboard. Slice a rectangle off the bottom of the second 13-by-9-inch cake and place it below the first cake as shown.

bowling cake

Trim the cake into a bowling pin, as shown, and spread with white frosting. Add a Fruit by the Foot stripe.

bowling cake

To create the bowling ball cut out a circle from the remaining piece of the second 13 by 9-inch cake. To do this, trace around the bowl that your dome cake was baked in with a knife.

bowling cake

Place the circle on top of the pin cake, spread chocolate frosting on it, and top with the dome cake as shown. Trim around the cake sides to make a smooth ball shape.

For the finger holes, scoop out three circles on the bowling ball and place a tea light candle in each hole. Cover the bowling ball with chocolate frosting. Print your child's name and age with red decorators' icing. These sports cakes serves 20-24.

bowling cake
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Bowling Lane Cake

Here's the recipe for Family Fun's "Bowling Lane Cake." Use these sports cakes with an emphasis on bowling, one of this world's favorite pass times, for your bowling enthusiasts! Ingredients

  • 2 baked 13- by 9-inch cakes, any flavor
  • 1 3/4 cups plus 1/4 cup of white frosting
  • Yellow food coloring
  • 1 cup of brown chocolate frosting
  • 2 strips of Fruit by the Foot fruit leather, each about 20 inches long
  • Gumballs in different colors
  • 1 strip of black shoestring licorice, about 9 inches long
  • 7 chocolate chips
  • 10 bowling pin candles (available at party stores)


On a large platter or cake cardboard measuring at least 26 inches long, line up the cakes end to end to form a long rectangle. Trim the cakes as shown.

bowling cake

Trim 2 big cake scraps to 4 inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide and stack them on the sides of the wide end of the cake to make the bowling ball rack. Use a little frosting to adhere them if necessary. If the small pieces are crumbly and therefore difficult to frost, apply a light coating of frosting and chill the pieces until it sets. Stick the pieces in place and frost again.

bowling cake

To create a varnished wood look for the lane's flooring, mix the 1 3/4 cups of white frosting with 12 drops of yellow food coloring and 1 cup of chocolate frosting. The overall color should resemble peanut butter. Frost the entire cake, except for the tops of the racks; frost those with the 1/4 cup of white.

bowling cake

Trim 2 strips of fruit leather to fit along the edges for the gutters. Place the gumballs in the rack, add shoestring licorice for the foul line, and arrange the chocolate chip lane arrows about a third of the way up the lane. Set up the bowling pin candles at the narrow end of the cake. Light as many as the birthday child's age. Serves about 20.

golf course cake
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Golf Course Cake

Here's the recipe for Family Fun's "Golf Course Cake." Give your golf enthusiast this well-manicured course and you're sure to hit a hole in one. Use these sports cakes with anyone who enjoys a good ole round of golf!


  • 1 cooled 9- by 13-inch sheet cake
  • Green frosting
  • White frosting
  • Blue decorators' gel
  • Light brown sugar
  • 1 cup of shredded coconut
  • 6 drops of green food coloring
  • chopsticks
  • spearmint candy leaves
  • pretzel sticks
  • 1 piece of paper
  • Green decorating sugar
  • 3-inch strip of fruit leather
  • Mini jawbreaker or white Tic Tac or jelly bean


For your golf sports cakes, bake and cool a 9- by 13-inch sheet cake. Dig out 3 shallow trenches (for the sand traps and pond) near the edges, as shown.

Cover the rest of the cake with grassy green frosting, but coat the trenches with plain white frosting. For the pond, top the white frosting with blue decorators' gel, spreading it with a rubber spatula or the back of a spoon.

golf course cake

Coat the sand traps with a layer of light brown sugar, packing it firmly to give them depth.

To make the rough, combine 1 cup of shredded coconut and 6 drops of green food coloring in a small covered container and shake it well. Sprinkle the coconut around the edges of the cake, avoiding the fairway.

For each tree, use a chopstick to poke a hole in the bottom of a spearmint candy leaf, insert a pretzel stick, and plant it in the cake as you see fit.

golf course cake

For a neat putting green, cut a 3-inch circular hole in a piece of paper or cardboard, then lay the stencil on the fairway and fill the circle with green decorating sugar.

To make the flag, wrap a 3-inch strip of fruit leather around a pretzel stick, pressing together the ends. Trim it into a pennant and set it on the green.

Finally, add a mini jawbreaker (or push a white tic Tac or jelly bean into the turf) for a golf ball. Fore!

megaphone cake
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Megaphone Cake

Here's the recipe for Family Fun's "Megaphone Cake." Score mega points by using your team colors and you will have mega success. Use these sports cakes for anyone who's a cheerleader or for a sports-related party using your school colors or your favorite team's colors!


  • 9- by 13-inch cake, refrigerated overnight
  • 24- by 14-inch piece of 1/8-inch thick cardboard
  • White parchment paper (enough to cover the board)
  • Clear tape
  • 16-ounce tub of white frosting
  • Yellow food coloring
  • Large doughnut
  • Fruit leather (we used Fruit Roll-Ups Blastin' Berry Hot Colors in Blazin'Blue)
  • 4 1/4-ounce tube of blue decorators' icing
  • M&M's


Spread a sheet of parchment paper over the cardboard, securing it in back with clear tape.

Cut the cake and arrange it on the board as shown. Tint the frosting with the yellow food coloring, then frost the cake yellow.

megaphone cake

Next, cut a large doughnut in half and frost it yellow. Place the doughnut handle at the bottom of the megaphone, about 2 inches from the narrow end, and secure it with frosting.

Use a toothpick to draw the outline of the number (about 4 1/2 inches tall and 3 inches across) onto the plastic backing of the fruit leather, then cut out the number shape. Cut 2 fruit leather stripes about 3/4 in ch wide and place them on the cake along with the number.

With blue decorators' icing, outline the number and the edges of the cake. Squeeze icing onto the handle and spread it to cover the top of the handle. Pipe a birthday message onto the parchment paper. Secure M&M's to the board with tiny dabs of icing so they appear to be bursting out of the megaphone along with the happy-birthday cheer.

skateboard cake
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Skateboard Cake

Here's the recipe for Family Fun's "Skateboard Cake." Create a this cool cake for your skateboard party. This cake lends itself to easily duplicate your skaeboard design. Use these sports cakes for anyone who's a skateboarder, as it is "wheely" cool!!


  • 9-inch round cake
  • 9- by 13-inch cake
  • Yellow and red food coloring
  • 3 16-ounce tubs of white frosting
  • Wooden toothpick
  • 4 small chocolate-coated doughnuts
  • 2 Pirouette cookies
  • 4 peppermint candies
  • Pastry bag and tip


Cut the round cake in half. Trim the long edges of the rectangular cake so that they are contoured like the sides of a skateboard, then arrange the cakes as shown.

skateboard cake

Tint 2 tubs of frosting yellow and 1 tub red. Then spread a thin base layer of yellow icing over the entire cake.

Create a pattern for the design by using a toothpick to etch a swirl and stripes in the frosting. Use a pastry bag fitted with a wide, round tip to pipe frosting peaks on the entire cake: red on the swirl and stripes, yellow on the remainder. If the icing is too soft to hold its shape during piping, simply chill it right in the bag for a few minutes.

skateboard cake

Finally, for each set of wheels, use dabs of frosting to stick a doughnut to each end of a Pirouette cookie (you may need to make the doughnut holes a bit bigger first). Stick the peppermint candies to the outer centers of the doughnuts. Let the frosting harden a bit and then set the wheels in place atop the skateboard.

soccer cake
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Soccer Cake

Here's the recipe for Family fun's "Soccer Cake." Use these sports cakes with birthday party ideas relating to sports or soccer party themes.


  • Green frosting
  • White icing
  • Photos of team players
  • Toothpicks
  • Mini soccer goals
  • Toy soccer ball


For this sports cakes, make a large sheet cake (suggested 11 by 15 inches). Cover with green frosting to recreate the grass playing field, using white icing to draw on the touchlines, halfway line, center circle, and so on.

During the season, photograph the players in groups of 3 and develop each shot into a 4- by 6-inch print.

Cut an oval shape around each player, taping each oval to the top half of a toothpick, leaving the bottom half to stick into the cake. Place the players in their actual positions on the field.

Add goals. The plastic cases used to store Crisco sticks make great ones. You can also uses a permanent marker to darken the net. Or buy mini soccer goals at a toy or party supply store. Put a small toy soccer ball in the middle of the field, and it's party time.

It's not a party without the cake, and your sports cakes are sure to make a touchdown!

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