This was the cake for my son's 6th birthday - It even has his uniform. I made the main cake as a semi circle and drew the pattern with buttercream. I truly got his real soccer ball and figured out the size of the hexagons. The goal post is made with royal icing. I drew all the sides of the goal post in a piece of parchment paper, then piped the royal icing on top. Once all the sides were dry (about 2 days), I assembled the post and made the edges. The soccer ball is made out sugar paste and so is the boy. The ball is suspended on a spaghetti, so if you see it from the side, it looks like it is in the air.