If your eight-year-old eats, sleeps and breathes baseball, this cake is for him or her. Invite a group of baseball fans to play a few innings. Then serve up some ballpark dogs and popcorn, and cap off the party with this hat cake.
Cut the 8-inch cake so that it is shaped like a brim and arrange it next to the bowl cake. Frost the hat blue and the brim red.
Add shoestring licorice to the crown with a gumdrop button. Outline your child's initial in M&M's.