Our specialty-shaped pans make it easy to host a sports-themed event. Melted candy molded in our Baseball Mitt Pan and the baseball cavity of our Sports Large Lollipop Molds give a 16 in. x 2 in. Round Pan cake home-run appeal.
In advance: Make candy plaque using mitt pan and Candy Melts: 5 oz. white, 2 oz. red, 2 oz. dark cocoa, 18 oz. peanut butter mixed with 2 oz. light cocoa for lighter brown shown. Also: Mold 12 candy baseballs using Piping Method and Lollipop Mold without sticks. Pipe red stitching after unmolding using melted candy in cut parchment bag. And: Mold candy message using alphabet mold from 10 pack set.
Bake and cool 2-layer cake (trim layers to 1 1/2 in. for a 3 in. high cake) and place on foil-wrapped board. Prepare and cover cake with 72 oz. light green rolled fondant; reserve excess green. Use Dividing Wheel to divide cake into 12ths. Attach baseball candies at marks using melted candy.
Tint remaining green and 8 oz. white fondant dark green and roll out 1/8 in. thick. Cut 1 x 5 in. strips. Use knife to cut away triangular grass blades at upper edge, about 3/4 in. deep. Roll strip and separate random blades. Attach around cake using Piping Gel. Repeat to complete border. Position candy plaque, message and players.
*Combine Leaf Green with Kelly Green for green shades shown.
Adding color details to candies makes them more realistic and much more fun! For large areas of color, it's best to paint the melted candy right in the mold before the whole candy is molded using a decorator brush. Or, for very small details like vines, mouths and messages, melted candy should be piped onto molded candies using a parchment bag with a small hole cut in the tip.