I made this football cake for a little boy turning 5, who is a mad Hawthorn Football Club fan. It is a milk chocolate fudge cake.
I used the Wilton football pan and trimmed the ends to make it more like an Australian Rules football. The base is a slab cake. The grass is BC (used tip 233) and the football is covered with MMF tinted red.
I then made a sugar glaze (also tinted red) to make the ball more realistic. The lettering is cut out from fondant and the logo of the hawk was hand painted using gel food colouring.
This was my first time using (and making MMF) and I am happy with the result. Was difficult getting the red colour how I wanted it, hence the tinted glaze which not only made by ball shine but deepened the red colour.