Soccer Cake and Winners

My boy turned 8 on April fools day. So sad, they really do grow up fast.

I gave him the option of going to the Fort Wilderness Resort and Disney, or have a birthday party.
He was on the Disney train for a while, but changed his mind. Damn. I was really hoping for the Disney trip. Disney=’s less work for me to do and no fancy cake to make.
So 15 large pizzas ( Pizza Hut was $35 cheaper than Dominos..thats HUGE) bunch of fruit, a soccer ball cake and about 50 people later..I AM DONE DONE DONE!

Here is the cute cake I made for him.
Vanilla 10″ bottom with strawberry filling. Chocolate 6″ top with strawberry filling. Buttercream Frosting.
Fondant soccer balls. The Soccer balls actually popping out of the top are balls from the party store ( I was not that ambitious). I think it turned out adorable!

Soccer Cake

Soccer Ball Cake

Soccer Ball Cake

And the winners of the
Rocco Dispirito Cookbooks are

#80..Anonymous..Andrea D
Congrats to you all! Please email me with your mailing addresses!


  1. 1
    Happier Than a Pig in Mud says:

    Adorable cake! Thanks so much for the great give-away Leslie, can't wait to read the cookbook:@)

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    vanillasugar says:

    you do such amazing cake work Les. love the grass effect.

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    Happy Birthday to your big boy! You did an amazing job on his cake. Love the fondant soccer balls.

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    Baseball Cards Rule says:

    It sure looks great. You know I love soccer and cake!

  5. 5

    Such a cute cake!

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    Yummy Mummy says:

    So cute! And happy birthday to your boy!

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    Heather of Kitchen Concoctions says:

    This cake is too cute! You are sooo talented with the cake decorating!

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    Foodness Gracious says:

    Great Idea for the balls on top and yes they do grow way too fast!!

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    Leslie M. says:

    Adorable cake Les!! You always do a fabulous job.

    The Other Les
    Leslie Loves Veggies

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    Maris (In Good Taste) says:

    What a beautiful cake you made! Happy Birthday to yuor boy!

  11. 11

    Happy Birthday, Aiden!

    Thank you so much for the wonderful giveaway, Leslie.

  12. 12

    Happy Birthday to your son! Bet he loved that cake. You did a super job with it!

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    MomOfAllTrades says:

    That cake is adorable! Happy birthday to your boy! And congrats to the winners….I never win anything! LOL

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    Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking says:

    Happy belated birthday to your boy! And WOW, what a cake! You did an amazing job on this, Leslie. You should be as proud of yourself as I bet you are of your son. πŸ™‚

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    can i hire you to throw parties for my kids? you rocked this out, i LOVE that cake! i'm really hoping for the same thing for my son in may, he's going to choose between sesame place or a party.

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    Jennifurla says:

    I just love the grass, congrats to the winners.

  17. 17

    Seriously cute cake!! Happy birthday to your baby!! πŸ™‚

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    Charlie and Jessica says:

    such a cute idea! I am going to use this when it is snack day for my kids soccer team, thanks for the idea!


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    What a cute cake! Happy birthday to your little man.

  20. 20

    boing! this is great from top to bottom–i'm sure your kiddo loved it!

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    Anonymous says:

    I hope you got my email.

    Andrea D.

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    Well, I’m about a year and a half late with the happy birthday wishes… πŸ™‚ But the cake is just great. I’m sure my 31 years old husband will love it as much as your 8 years old did πŸ™‚