Baseball Birthday Cake
Directions for decorating a 9-inch round baseball birthday cake
  • 1 round cake, frosted with white frosting
  • red licorice vines
  • sweetened coconut (optional, for grass)
  • green food coloring (optional, for grass)
  1. Put cake on serving plate or cake board.
  2. Cut licorice into ½" inch pieces (approximately 72-80 pieces, depending on size of and spacing on the cake).
  3. Take 2 licorice pieces to create a wide v-shape, like the lacing on a baseball, and place on top of the frosted cake. Repeat with remaining pieces until desired "lacing" is achieved.
  4. To make grass, put coconut in a ziploc bag. Put a couple drops of green food coloring in bag with coconut and seal bag. Then shake and squeeze/massage together until coconut has turned green. Sprinkle along outside of cake, as desired.
I found cutting the licorice vines the night before decorating made them less sticky on the hands when placing them on the cake. Also, if you aren't able to find licorice vines, you can easily use red frosting for the laces.
Recipe by Alida's Kitchen at