This Homemade St Kilda Football Birthday Cake was made for a work colleague’s husband's 60th Birthday. He is a very passionate St Kilda Football Club fan so this was the inspiration. The cake itself is a rich chocolate cake which was baked in a large rectangular tin and then cut into an oval shape (tip: photocopy the cake board that the cake will be put on to achieve a perfect oval shape and use this as a template).
The cake was then layered and ganached to achieve the smooth surface to take the fondant. The ganached cake was then covered with fondant and smoothed over. The St Kilda Clubs emblem was cut out in white fondant and the sections that needed the black and red colour was coloured with edible food paint and let too dry before being placed onto the cake. I also cut out small football shapes from yellow and red fondant and piped white lines on them to represent the lacing on the football. These were also then stuck to the cake.
For the goal posts I used wooden skewers and cut them to the size need (two large and two smaller) and wrapped them in white fondant. Overall, I was very happy with the result and have kept the templates for the St Kilda emblem for other cakes.
My boyfriend and I were having a football party and wanted to make a Super Bowl cake. I bought a football shaped pan to make for the cake. I thought the football wasn't enough so I made two little cakes( I think they're 4inch cakes). I printed out the mascots and freehanded them on the cakes. It was easier than I thought it would have been. The cake was a big hit. No one touched it till the 4th quarter cause they liked it so much.
I used a French vanilla cake mix for the football. I've found out it tastes so much better than plain white cake. The small cakes I did what was called cherry chip. It was good if you have a thing for cherry. For the football cake I don't know what the technique is called but I used a star tip and did stars on the football. I thought it gave it more of a look of a football instead of just icing it