So here it is, the final piece to the Have a Ball...Beach Birthday Celebration. In addition to the sand cake in the sand bucket I also created a beach ball cake. I made this cake using my Betty Crocker Bake N' Fill cake pan.
I used the dome part and bottom cake pans. I baked as directed a French vanilla cake in the pans. I filled the inside with a banana pudding with chunks of bananas. I decorated the cake with white icing and colored sugar crystals. Finally, I surrounded the ball with brown sugar. My 2 daughters and my husband all helped with the decorating...it was a great family project and it was a big hit at our celebration.
Mom was still disagreeing with me about her age as we left that night, but was very happy with her celebration. It was a great day!