Using the party invitation as inspiration, I created a shield-shaped base from layers of cake and buttercream frosting. I covered this with fondant in light blue, navy and white, and finished it off with lettering made from royal icing runouts.
The 3D ball was moulded from a mix of cake crumbs and buttercream wrapped in white fondant and decorated with black pentagons to create the universally-recognisable soccer-ball pattern. Stitching detail was then added using a brush dipped in black food colouring. The perfect centre-piece to a soccer-themed party!