I haven't baked for a while until last week when I made 4 dozen cupcakes and 3 cakes. It was my son's 1st birthday party. Here is one of the cakes I made. My brother-in-law's birthday was the very next day after our birthday celebration so I wanted to honor his birthday as well.
My BIL is a big football fan so I felt it was only appropriate to have a football shaped cake for him. I made a chocolate cake for some of my cupcakes and used the leftover batter to pour into a bread pan. Then I carved the cake into a football shape. I layered it with just a layer of vanilla buttercream frosting. The whole cake is covered in an Espresso Chocolate frosting. Then I added my simple decorations with some more vanilla buttercream frosting. Mmmmmm Yummy!!!