I made the 18th Football Birthday Cake for my nephew’s birthday. He is a big Sheffield Wednesday fan but has just been signed for Sheffield United, hence the Sheffield Wednesday scarf and the Sheffield United player on top.

The cake was made in 2 halves, I used a Wilton football cake mould. As the cake was going to be very large and heavy, I decided to put some dowels in the bottom cake and another cake board before putting the top half on. I then covered the whole thing in fondant. I made a template out of cardboard for the shapes on the football and cut these out of white and black fondant.

The character was made from fondant, I used dry spaghetti to hold it together. The scarf was also made out of fondant.

I thoroughly enjoyed making the cake and everyone at the party loved it, plus it tasted delicious. Hope you like it.