How to Make a Golf Ball Cake

By Bob Williams

August 7, 2023


Do you have a golf lover in your life? Are you looking for a unique cake idea for their next birthday or special occasion? If so, why not try making a delicious golf ball cake? With some practice and patience, it is easier than you think to make your own incredible-looking homemade decorated golf ball cake.

In this post, we will provide everything you need to get started, from tips on creating the perfect shape of the cake to instructions on assembling and decorating it using frosting and fondant. By the end, you’ll be able to show off your masterpiece at that upcoming event!

How to Make a Golf Ball Cake


  • Cake mix and ingredients (enough for two 8” cakes)
  • 2 tubs of white buttercream frosting
  • Red food coloring
  • Green fondant


  • Bowls, whisks and measuring cups and spoons for mixing the cake batter
  • A rolling pin for rolling out the fondant
  • A sharp serrated knife, to cut the cake layers in half once baked.


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F. Grease two 8” round baking pans with a nonstick cooking spray or shortening. Prepare the cake mix according to package instructions and evenly divide it between both pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of each cake comes out clean. Let cool in the pans for 10 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
  1. Level the cooled cakes by slicing off any domed tops using a sharp serrated knife. This will help you create an even, level surface for your golf ball later on. Slice both cakes in half horizontally so that you have four thin layers in total.
  1. Place two of the cake layers onto a serving platter and spread one tub of buttercream frosting evenly over them, creating an even layer of frosting all the way around. Stack the remaining two layers on top and spread more buttercream overtop to cover the cake completely.
  1. To create the dimples of a golf ball, use your fingers to gently press into the frosting all around the cake in a uniform pattern. You can also use the back of a spoon or a small round cookie cutter to make perfect circles if desired.
  1. To make the golf ball green, knead some red food coloring into one tub of white buttercream until you achieve the desired green shade and evenly spread over your cake. Make sure all areas are completely covered with an even layer of frosting for best results.
  1. Knead some white fondant (or store-bought pre-colored fondant) until pliable and roll it out onto a flat surface lightly dusted with cornstarch. Use a sharp knife to cut out strips of fondant that are slightly wider than the circumference of your golf ball cake and wrap it all around, pressing the seams together gently with your fingers.
  1. Lastly, use a small brush or just your fingertip to lightly dab water onto the fondant and smooth any creases to create an even surface. Allow the frosting and fondant to harden for at least one hour before serving to keep everything in place. And voila! Your very own homemade Golf Ball Cake is complete! Show off your masterpiece at any party or event and share this delicious recipe with friends and family. Enjoy!


Making a golf ball cake is a great way to surprise any golfer in your life. By following the simple steps outlined in this article, you’ll be able to show off your creative baking skills and serve up a delicious treat that everyone can enjoy! So get out there and start making some amazing cakes today!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I make this cake without fondant?

A: If you’d rather not use fondant, you can simply frost the cake with a layer of green buttercream instead. This will still give you a great golf ball look and taste just as delicious!

Q: Is it difficult to make a golf ball cake?

A: Making a golf ball cake requires some patience and practice but isn’t overly difficult. With the right tools and ingredients, you’ll be able to create an incredible-looking cake that tastes amazing too!

Q: How long will my cake stay fresh?

A: If stored in an airtight container, your golf ball cake should stay fresh for up to 3 days. After that, it’s best to discard any leftovers. Enjoy!

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