Being my youngest son, Carter LOVES, LOVES, LOVES balls of all kinds, a sports themed birthday party was a natural. This cake was baked in Wilton's sports ball pan, that also thankfully had a template for the soccer ball pattern. The side soccer balls are the pressed sugar pre-made decorations (the kind I would normally scoff at, but now praise when time is short)
As it was, I was finishing decorating the cake when the guests arrived. I would have liked to have done a better job at the grass (especially because the color green came out so well), but needed to get it finished and pack the magic away as the house filled up.