As many of you know, over the weekend, I made a birthday cake for our friends’ two year old son. They recently moved into a new house and decorated his room with a sports theme, so we decided to use that same theme for the cake. A lot of you mentioned that you wanted to see pictures, so I thought I’d share a few with you here!
As we were talking about what kind of cake to make for the birthday party, I thought it would be fun to incorporate some cookie decorating. I can use the practice! So, I made a double batch of vanilla bean sugar cookies so that there would be extras to serve at the birthday party and to send home with the guests as party favors.
I found some cute sports cookie cutters and made jerseys, penants, baseballs, footballs, and stars. I used lollipop sticks to make cookie pops to decorate the top of the cake. I was really happy with how they turned out!
Since I am making my brother’s wedding cake in December, I wanted some practice with making a tiered cake (even if it was just a small one), so I decided to make a 9-inch tier and a 6-inch tier. I made a yellow cake with vanilla buttercream icing, and it held up pretty well. The buttercream was perfect for attaching the cookies to the cake.
Overall, I’m pretty happy with how the cake turned out (although, you will notice that I need to work on my technique for smoothing the buttercream). It was a big hit at the birthday party, and I think everyone enjoyed it, which is the best measure of success that I can think of!
If you’re interested in seeing some more pictures, check out my Sports Cookie Cake set on Flickr!