I used a 14 inch round pan for the base and a 12 inch round pan for the star. I used a template for the star and cut it out. After icing the base, I sprayed it with a full can of silver spray.
To get the white line in the star as precise as possible, I used the template of the star and a toothpick to trace the lines in the first layer of crumb-cover icing. I used a 16 star tip to decorate the star (did the white line first and then the blue). Before decorating the sides of the star, I placed the star onto the base and then decorated the sides white with the same 16 tip. I used a 21 star tip for the blue stars at the base of the cake.
The most challenging part of the cake was mixing the navy blue color for the star. I tried multiple colors and it eventually turned out great. Ultimately I think it was some combination of Wilton royal blue, black and violet. If I had more time I would have ordered Americolor navy over the internet, because I could not find it at the store.
The Homemade Dallas Cowboys Star Football Cake was for my 14 year old nephew. It was a pretty big cake and was made out of just under 3 cake mixes.
I made this Football cake for an '07 Superbowl party. My brother-in-law is a fan of the Patriots so I chose to use their helmet.
This is a three (9 in) layer round cake that I carved to look more like an official helmet. I used grey colored fondant for the base and I printed a picture of the logo to use as a template (the logo is made of colored fondant). The face guard is made of twislers that I reinforced with thin wire and toothpicks. I used a little pressure to create the dip where the ear hole would be.
Tips: I like to attach the details with water instead of icing because I believe you will get a better bond and you won't see gaps or bits of icing on the edges (this happens when you over estimate the amount of frosting/glue) Roll your fondant on a smooth surface and don't use the underside as the top. The bottom isn't as smooth as the side that you used a roller (as you may be able to tell, there are small cracks on the top).
My husband is a HUGE Eagles fan, and since I've started learning the art of decorating cakes, he has been dying for me to make him a Eagles Football Birthday Cake. I finally made him one for his birthday this year! The cake was made using Wilton's First and Ten football cake pan. I used their recipe for basic yellow cake and white and chocolate butter-cream for the icings.
I used a star tip, number 18 to fill in the body of the football and also for the stripes on the ends. I used a writing tip, number 3 to outline the lettering and logo. I filled in with stars in white butter-cream for the lettering and made the green, gray and black icings myself, using Wilton's coloring gels. I also used white butter-cream as a base for tinting the colors (except for the black, if you start with chocolate butter-cream, it is MUCH easier to turn black.)
I am attempting a much more difficult cake for the Superbowl this year. I'm so excited to see how it turns out!
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