The cake is made with the soccer ball pan and mini ball pan. Wilton sent all of the items that I would need including the gel food coloring for the icing. Here are the body and head ready for icing.
It says you can cover the cake with icing before decorating, but I didn't worry about that step. I made a lot of chocolate icing because I was using it for another project as well. I used the whole bottle of black gel to turn the chocolate icing black. They suggest using a #16 tip, but this was a practice cake for me so I used the #18 tip so it wouldn't take as long. I then put the black icing on.
After that, I mixed the lemon yellow and leaf green gel colors with the buttercream icing to make it this green. I then filled in the rest with the green and viola!
I used this fondant to make the eyes, nose, and joints. You could also use candy and gumballs!
I completely forgot to put the feet and teeth on before taking pictures. I think it looks really cute without feet too!
The eyes had a hard time wanting to stay on so I attached them with toothpicks.
I would say to assemble the legs if you're taking the cake somewhere, but don't attach them until you get there. If they fall over they will mess up the icing. I think this cake is an awesome idea. It could also be used to make a ladybug cake. I've already thought ahead and think lining the mini ball cakes up to make a caterpillar cake would be so adorable!
Not only will this be the hit at any party or event, but it was incredibly fun to make. Evan thought it was "totally awesome", and truly enjoyed making this cake. Again, it was a practice cake so it wasn't my best work, but I had a lot of fun making it!
This was not a paid post and honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. Thank you to Wilton who supplied the product for the review.