I wanted to do an original cake for my brother in law's 55th birthday. As he was a massive golf fan I decided on a golf bag. Looking through the golf bag pictures nothing was inspiring me, so I decided to go for a different idea and made this golf themed cake.
I started off by making round sponge cakes, then cooked a rectangle Swiss roll cake and a round one. The round one became my bunker. I used a glass bottle to mold the bag.
All the cake is edible except from the ribbon, and the board. I used sponge to make the golf clubs, the golf ball and the numbers. The tees are made out of rolling icing.
I used a chocolate butter-cream frosting to sandwich the bottom two cakes, and made a green butter-cream icing for the top. The golf bag got filled with the frosting, so that everything stuck together. The bunker is colored rolling icing, and the golf bag, and clubs are all colored with rolling icing.
I colored all the icing myself, it took a long time to complete, but I loved my masterpiece in the end, and my brother in law loved it too. He told me that it was the first time that someone had made him a homemade cake, as everyone else has purchased them from shops.
This golf course cake was actually very simple to make. I made a 9x13 sheet cake from a mix and then frosted it with store-bought frosting tinted green, except for the strip of black for the cart path, which was the same frosting dyed black using special food dye I bought at a cake decorating store.
The rough in the upper left corner is coconut dyed green. I gave the grass texture with a fork and smoothed the green carefully with a rubber spatula. I poked a hole in the green with a wide straw so that the chocolate cake showed through. The water hazard was frosted white and then filled in with blue cake decorating gel. The sand trap was frosted white and then filled in with cookie crumbs (I put Nilla Wafers in a Ziploc bag and rolled them with a rolling pin to get fine, even crumbs).
I added additional frosting to the sides to make slope to the edge of the cardboard tray underneath. The golf cart, golfer, trees, flag, and ball are all purchased at a cake-decorating store. It was a huge hit!
This Golf Course Birthday Cake was for the VP of my company. I like making cakes for friends and family and started making them more often. The cake a 9x13 homemade vanilla cake (no box here) with homemade vanilla buttercreme. I used the grass tip for the grass around the golf course, the sandpit is crushed up graham cracker pie shell (it was broken already and didn't want to throw it out). The golf balls are little wads of fondant. The golf cart is just a toy, didn't have enough time to make it out of fondant along with the flag.
I iced the cake first and then took a toothpick and traced out where I would put the lake, sand pit and the green. Then I outlined the spots with the colors and then filled it in. The filling was a chocolate frosting recipe I found online.
This Golf Theme 30th Birthday Cake was the first cake I had made which was iced with figures. My Hubby was 30 and he loves golf and football. He also owns a fire extinguisher company so I made a fire extinguisher out of fondant icing. He used to work at a newspaper so I made a headline on white fondant icing.
I made a golf man bag trunk organizer, tees, balls, cap, golf club's, football and a star burst with his name on it. The bottom is 8inch chocolate cake with blue and white stripes for his local football team and the top tier is a 6inch vanilla cake covered in green icing to resemble a golf green.