My friend asked me to make an Ipswich football cake painted like the badge of his dad’s favorite football team, Ipswich Town.
The badge is quite long and I didn’t have a cake pan long enough for it so I ended up having to make 3 square sponge cakes, two for the layers and an extra to cut in half and stack at the end. I filled the cakes with strawberry jam and also coated the top to help the icing stick.
I rolled out some royal icing and carefully placed it over the top and smoothed it around the edges, then came the hard part.
I mixed up some food colouring to get the right shades and began painting the icing as carefully as possible, any small mistakes were corrected by slicing a tiny piece out with a scalpel and filling it in with some fresh icing and smoothing it over with a knife. The words were written on using an icing piping bag.
Thankfully the cake turned out to be a success and was a brilliant match to the actual soccer badge.