A Sport Ball Cake Pan includes easy-to-follow baking directions, and can be modified to create a terrific bowling ball cake.
Simply frost the entire cake with black frosting after it is completely cool. We recommend starting with chocolate frosting, and tinting that black. If you begin with vanilla frosting, it will be bitter by the time you use enough food coloring to turn it black. After the entire cake is frosted, allow it to sit uncovered for approximately one hour. Then, using a clean thumb or a grape, create three finger holes. If you wish, you can outline the rim of each hole with white piping frosting. To make the cake a real standout, purchase three 12″ X 12″ linoleum squares that look like hardwood flooring from a home improvement store (they are very inexpensive). The tiles can be used as a “hardwood lane” cake board. Use a red paint pen or Sharpie marker to create the foul line, arrows, and pin placements. Purchase one individual tile for each party guest, and you’ll have an awesome “placemat” for each place setting.
If you are serving more people than can be accommodated by one boxed mix, which is what this pan calls for, we recommend that you simply bake extra cupcakes, or an extra rectangular cake. All can be frosted in matching frosting, and cut and served behind the scenes.
If you are at a bowling alley, you’ll typically only have to provide the cake and ice cream and will be able to purchase food from the concession stand or from a pre-set menu. If you aren’t at a bowling alley, we suggest serving a meal filled with typical bowling alley concession stand fare – hot dogs, nachos, soft pretzels, pizza, chips, and popcorn.
As the excitement is so high at children’s birthday parties, most children under the age of 10 will eat very little, and the waste can be disheartening. If you are entertaining a younger crowd, schedule your party during a time when parents will not expect that their children will eat a meal…and serve only cake, ice cream, and a few other munchies such as popcorn, cheese balls, grapes, or pretzels.
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