A soccer birthday cake is very easy to make. Even a beginning cake decorator will have this cake finished in under an hour.
If you have a child who loves soccer (and who doesn’t have this year’s USWNT) this cake is perfect for a soccer themed birthday.
When my children were young, I make many of their cakes using Legos or Playmobil. The “toys” would double as a gift for them and it make decorating the cake so much easier and faster.
If your child isn’t a soccer cake fan, you could create a similar cake with hockey, football, basketball or baseball.
The most difficult part is the “grass” but Wilton’s grass tip would make it a whole lot easier.
Soccer Birthday Cake Supplies
- 1 9×13 cake
- Green frosting
- White frosting
- 1 hard candy (shaped like a ball)
- LEGO or Playmobil Soccer set
Soccer Birthday Cake
- 1 Box Cake Mix
- 1 Box Cake Mix Ingredients
- Green buttercream frosting
- White buttercream frosting
- Bake the 9x13 cake as directed on the package.
- Let the cake cool completely.
- Remove the cake from the baking dish. (this is optional)
- Frost with a base coat of green frosting.
- Frost the entire cake with the grass tip (Wilton 233) or a star tip to create the look of grass.
- Use the white frosting to create the lines on the field.
- Add the lego or playmobil characters to decorate the cake.
I used a 9×13 pan for the soccer birthday cake, but you can also use a sheet cake pan if you need a bigger cake. If making a sheet cake, bake two cakes and stack them on top of each other. Put a layer of frosting between the cakes. Decorate as desired.
Use the round candy for the soccer ball. If you want to use a “Whopper” you can draw the soccer ball design on the chocolate with your white frosting.
If you don’t have LEGO or Playmobil characters you can use popsicle sticks to create players.
Color copy a team photo for your child, cut out each player and glue it to the sticks. It will take a bit more time, but the personalization is really fun.
If you are serving the soccer birthday cake for a party the kids will have a fun time finding themselves on the cake!
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Lisa Stice says
Great Idea, I have a little soccer player that has a birthday coming up. Now I am in a dither to go with this, or a lego theme. He asked me to do MT. Everest. I think he just wants a really BIG cake. lol
Food on the Table says
This looks so fun to make (and fun to eat!). The grass tip can certainly come in handy. I’m thinking a makeshift garden of flowers for a Mother’s Day cake, eh? If only I knew how to make flowers…
I don’t know how to make flowers either…
Cute! I’m just about to go decorate a construction cake. I will definitely have to keep this in mind for next year 🙂
Kirsten H says
I made a soccer ball cake once by using a round glass casserole dish. Not quite a whole batch of cake batter fit in the pan. Then I just inverted it on a plate, frosted it first in white and then drew on the black shapes using a couple tubes of black gel icing. It was not perfect since I drew them freehand, but it was still a pretty cute cake overall!
The cake is so cute. I am too lazy to learn how to use any fancy tips, so I just color coconut green for grass. Love the Playmobil figures.
Emily Watts says
Your birthday cake recipe is awesome. I made it for my brother’s birth party. Everyone love it & congratulate me. But original credit goes to you. Thank you for giving such a good idea.
Jamie Oliver says
Looks great! The recipe is quite simple and easy to prepare, added to the menu for this weekend. hope to enjoy the best Soccer Birthday Cake with my family. Thanks and have a nice day!
Chef Eric Levine says
Great and interesting. So sweet! This is a food I really like. I followed your recipe and I was successful. It is simple and effective. I would like to add more butter, is that fine?
eric levine says
Taught my g-daughter this recipe to teach her how to read a recipe and cook it. Came out delicious.
Your cake truly inspire me! It seem not so difficult for beginner like me!
My kids gonna be love it so much!!!
Thank you for this recipe!!!
December 24th is my boy’s birthday so I am looking for some special cake recipe for him. Anw, Merry Christmas everyone!
Wow, this is really so tasty and delicious birthday cake recipe. I really like it. I will surely try this and share my experience. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.
Love this recipe, it is easy and so tasty!!! I just finished it last night and the result was unexpected, my wife and daughter both liked it, which made me happy. Thanks for your recipe