Monday, August 30, 2010

It was an all-American birthday...

... if only we'd had apple pie!

We're all big into baseball around here these days, and none of us more than Dale.

He chose a baseball / Texas Rangers theme for his birthday party this year.  Once I talked him out of a stadium and into a baseball instead, this cake was one of the easiest birthday cakes I've made yet!  And I've made.... (counting up on my fingers...) ...9.

Weeks before the big day, Dale designed his cake himself.  After I showed him pictures of baseball cakes and the Texas Rangers emblem, he drew how he wanted his cake.  I was very happy with how it came out!  Just for grins, I also made baseball cupcakes, topping some with T's and a few with some of our favorite players' numbers.

Speaking of cupcakes, this is how Alan's cupcakes look when he is done with them:

Okay, back to the party:

Getting into the theme of things, I set the table with all the baseball stuff we had around the house: some of the boys' toys, a book we happened to have out from the library, and even some peanuts and cracker jacks sunflower seeds!

To take it one step further, we served up traditional ball-park food: nachos and hot dogs.

And the whole time, I had this song running through my head:


Cindy said...

That looks like a fun birthday. My cupcakes look the reverse of Alan's. I eat the bottom and leave the top. Everyone has their own way!

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday!! Love the ball cake...totally think you could have gone for the stadium, but...who am I to judge:) Just kidding. Really looks like a fun birthday!

Wendi said...

The cake looks great. My ds8 LOVES baseball...I think I could easily talk him into a baseball themed bday party next doesn't matter that his bday is in January, does it? :)