Things You'll Need
Cardboard cake round
Cake decorating turntable
Rounded wooden dowel rod
Themed birthday cakes add flair to any celebration. For a sports enthusiast, a sports-themed birthday cake can make his celebration much more memorable. Ball-shaped cakes, such as a baseball, football or golf ball cake, are constructed by baking two cakes, using a serrated knife to shape the edges, and assembling the cake. Once frosted, adding dimples to the surface of the cake will add to the realistic look of the cake.
Assemble the cake halves on a cardboard cake round placed on a cake decorating turntable. Frost the cake with white or colored butter cream icing.
Use a rounded piece of wood, such as a dowel rod, to make the dimples in the cake. Start at the top of the cake and press lightly, making an indentation about 1/4-inch deep into the frosting.
Move the dowel rod about 1/2-inch below the first indent and make another indent. Place indents in a circle, spaced the same distance away, around the first indent.
Place another circular row around the second row you created in Step 3.
Continue in the same manner until the visible surface of the cake is covered in dimples.