Bowling Alley Cake

Bowling Alley Cake

Have you ever had a birthday party at a bowling alley? I haven’t myself, but I remember my friends having them, and it was always such a good time. Whether you’re having a party at a bowling alley, or just want a playful cake for your birthday, these bowling cake toppers are super simple to make!

Bowling Alley Cake

I first saw this mini bowling set at the dollar store and knew they would make the cutest cake toppers. I love vintage photos of bowling alleys, especially the cool marbled bowling balls, so I made sure to use my marbled cake stand! I wish the set came with a mini marbled bowling ball – I stuck with the plain one included, but you could swap it out for a more colorful rubber ball instead

Bowling Alley Cake

What You Need

Bowling Alley Cake
  • Rectangular cake
  • Sprinkles/small candies
  • Washi tape
  • Scissors
  • Miniature bowling set

How-To

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Step 1
If your mini bowling pins came with a stripe sticker around it, remove it and replace with a piece of washi tape (cut down thinner) in your choice of color.

Bowling Alley Cake

Step 2
Place the bowling pins in a triangle shape at one end of the iced cake. (Note: For this cake, I baked a boxed cake mix in a 9” square pan and then cut in half to make the two rectangular layers. You can also use a store-bought cake—request a custom size though!)

Bowling Alley Cake

Step 3
Place candies or sprinkles onto the other end of the cake making a triangle. Do an image search on bowling lanes for reference and more inspiration.

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Bon appetit! :)

  • Eden Passante

    This is so adorable! I love the color you used for the frosting!