I wanted to make a cake for my father last year when he retired, and also for his birthday. He loves golf so I decided on making a golf cake for him. Since my father loves Boston Cream Pie, I made one using a 9x13 pan and divided it into three layers and filled it with pastry cream. I covered the cake with buttercream frosting. I used a leaf tip to make the "rough" and the boarder around the bottom. The green was made using a piece of fondant to make it stand out from the fairway.
The tree was made using rice krispy treats that I shaped, coated with a thin layer of buttercream, then after it set applied fondant to the trunk and top. The sand traps were made by carving out indents and layering buttercream and brown sugar; the pond was made the same way, and I mixed blue frosting with cornsyrup to get the glossy look of the water. My father thinks that he's entitled to as many "mulligans" as he wants, so I put three on his cake; in the tree, the sand, and the water.
This cake was recently made for my Father-in-Law?s 61st birthday. It is a chocolate cake covered with white fondant. The green is also fondant as is the flag (on a wooden grill skewer) and the golf club. The flag marked hole 61 with numbers cut from fondant as well. The sand trap was made with brown sugar and the water was a sparkly gel icing. Around the perimeter, I wrote Happy Birthday and painted on blades of grass with gel icing.
The fondant was homemade marshmallow fondant and actually pretty tasty unlike most fondant that i have tried. It was really quick and easy to make and work with. I just took half a bag (8oz) of marshmallows and two tablespoons of water and microwaved for 1 minute. Mix to make sure that all of the marshmallows are melted. Add four cups of confectioners sugar (one cup at a time until the consistency is workable). Make sure to keep hands and workspace covered with confectioners sugar. I have done this using crisco to keep things from sticking, and it alters the taste of the fondant.
This golf cake is one of my favorite cakes that I have ever made. This was made for my grandfather's 70th Birthday. I was inspired by many different websites after I knew that I wanted a golf themed cake.
There are three tiers involved, two chocolate, and one white. I iced all of the cakes green on the top and blue on the sides to form the sky and grass. I cut out shapes with fondant in two different shades of green. One cut out was the trees for the bottom tier and cut out of hills for the top tier.
I purchased a golf cake topper set (Wilton) at a local bakery and placed the figurines around the cake. For the sand pit I dug a hole in the cake and placed crushed graham crackers in its place. For the water I dyed piping gel dark blue and placed that on top of white icing on the cake. I placed a bead border on all of the cakes and used shells for the bottoms.