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!