I made this Collingwood football jumper cake for my friend's son who is a fan of the team. I used a rectangular tin to bake the chocolate cake. The strips were measured to be 3 cm in width. I used a ruler to ensure I had consistent measurements for each strip and used a pizza cutter to cut each strip.
I rolled out the white fondant initially and used black fondant for the decorations. The ready made tube black fondant is ideal. I also lined to board with black wrapping paper to give the cake a real lift visually. I printed the number 1's and cut them out which were used as a template to make the numbers. I used a sharp small knife to cut around the numbers. This is a cheaper option than trying to fight the right size cutter.
With the name "James" i bought some play dough alphabet cutters (they are considerably cheaper). All the decorative black elements of the cake were stuck on the cake with Betty Crocker cream frosting. I used a paint brush for each element of the cake. I used black and white candles that I bought from cake supplier and also stuck them on the board with the cream frosting.
The stitching effect on the sleeves of the cake were made using a souvlaki stick by gently making inserts. This cake was a huge success. James's face was priceless! The cake was the rave of the party. The concept of the cake can be adapted to any favorite team.
Coolest Homemade NY Giants Football Birthday Cake 115
(Temple Hills, Md.)
Homemade NY Giants Football Birthday Cake
I used a football mold that I got from Micheal's arts and crafts store. For the football, I crumb coated the cake after cooling and then added the fondant that I colored red and blue. The strings, the "giants" all of that is fondant as well. I just cut the size I needed for one half of the football so I could have the half-&-half look and for the string I rolled it and tried to give it a 3d affect. I poked holes in it where the strings are to give it a more realistic affect too.
The grass on the Homemade NY Giants Football Birthday Cake is from a piping tip for grass and hair, etc. #233. To make the strings and the letters stick I used water.
A co-worker requested a LSU football cake and this LSU Football Cake Design is my attempt at it. I used butter cream icing smoothed with a viva paper towel on a 1/2 sheet cake and the helmet was cut from a 6" round cake.
I found a clip art image and printed it to the size of the helmet to use as a template. I am not steady with straight lines or writing and if you have tips on how to improve on that I welcome any words of advice.
I made this Homemade Messi Football shirt sake for a little boy's 8th birthday. Took me ages and I'm so proud of it! Just a simple cake, covered in fondant and butter cream. Simple, but takes a lot of time!