The second birthday cake last weekend was for a soccer player turning 7. I have never made a ball-shaped cake, so I was a little worried it might end up not quite looking like a ball, but it was surprisingly very easy and took little time to put together. I used the wilton soccer pan and found a template online for cutting out the white/black fondant shapes to piece over the ball. The stitches were made using a toothpick. I think it turned out pretty good and I'm ready to make another one of these!
The ball pan can be used to make cakes other than sports balls - check out some of the fun ideas from Wilton.