Soccer Ball Cake

Neat way to make a ball shaped cake. Perfect for birthday parties. Kids love it.

Soccer Ball Cake


  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1 (16 ounce) container vanilla frosting
  • 12 black licorice whips
  • 3/4 cup white sugar


1 Heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 2 1/2 to 3 quart ovenproof bowl. Place sugar in a bowl and stir in black food color until desired color is achieved. Set aside.

2 Pour prepared cake batter into the prepared bowl and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Let cake cool for 15 minutes in the bowl then invert and let cake cool completely.

3 Once cake is completely cool trim flat side of cake and place on a cake board. Trim edges into a ball shape. Frost with the white frosting. Next using a toothpick draw a pentagon in the center top of the cake. Surround the pentagon with five hexagons. Repeating to cover entire cake. Cover lines with black licorice cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces. Fill the pentagon shapes with black colored white sugar.


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