I was asked to make a cake for the cake walk at my niece’s school carnival. Their mascot is a patriot and I wanted to make something that really stood out from the rest.
I baked a large bakers sheet cake (2 cake mixes) the night before. As I do with all cakes I need to sculpt, I put it in the freezer over night. To get the correct design, I used a food paint brush and brown coloring to draw the outline on the cake. I then used a sharp knife to cut the design. (I used a fun fetti cake mix, but yellow or white cakes also keep a solid shape when having to sculpt.)
I then spread on the different colored frosting and piped the outline of his face. This Patriot Cake took me about an hour and a half to finish.