This Panthers Jersey Birthday Cake was my son’s birthday cake this year – obviously he was turning 9! As he’s really getting into football now that he’s getting older and his favorite NFL team is the Carolina Panthers, I thought a Panthers inspired jersey cake would fit the bill perfectly!
I started with a yellow sheet cake, cut it down to resemble the shape of a jersey, covered it with vanilla buttercream, then white fondant. I then painted over the white fondant using a mixture of lemon flavoring and white shimmer dust to give it the same shimmer as the Panthers home jersey. Then I rolled out blue and black fondant and used my Cricut to cut out the letters and number 9 and freehanded the stripes on the sleeve and the border of the neckline.
He was very excited to see the finished product!