Let the Games Begin!
This fun treat looks impressive, but is actually really easy to make. Follow our step by step instructions for making the Batter Up! baseball cake.
Heat oven to 350?F. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Spoon batter into a foil baking cup for baseball cupcake. Divide remaining batter between two 8" cake pans. Bake cupcake on a baking sheet, testing after 18 minutes. Continue baking cakes as directed. Cool cakes 10 minutes, turn onto rack, and let cool completely.
Layer round cakes with caramel frosting between them; frost entire cake with caramel frosting. Frost cupcake with vanilla frosting. Place remaining vanilla frosting in a freezer-weight zip-top bag and cut off a very small corner.
Using our photo as a guide, decorate cakes with vanilla frosting, and use chocolate and red decorating icings to make baseball and mitt.
Originally published in the June 2007 issue of Parents magazine.