Here is the Golf Argyle 50th birthday cake I made for my husband’s step mum this weekend. She loves golf, and supports Manchester City, so this helped decide the color scheme.

The cake itself is a 9inch cake, and there are 4 layers of a lemon sponge sandwiched with lemon butter cream and lemon curd. I then coated the cake in the remaining butter cream and left in freezer to set before adding the green icing. I colored the icing myself using color pastes and ready roll white icing.

The 50 is cut with some number cutters from white icing, and layered onto some shield shapes which I had cut free hand. I modeled the golf clubs by hand and piped the sentiment. The golf flag is a piece of spaghetti wrapped with white icing so it held it’s shape and stood up completely straight.

I used a small 1 inch square cutter for the argyle pattern around the sides and piped white royal icing circles at every joint. The bunker is made with demerara sugar, the grass is green butter cream piped with a 233 nozzle.