This Homemade St Kilda Football Birthday Cake was made for a work colleague’s husband’s 60th Birthday. He is a very passionate St Kilda Football Club fan so this was the inspiration. The cake itself is a rich chocolate cake which was baked in a large rectangular tin and then cut into an oval shape (tip: photocopy the cake board that the cake will be put on to achieve a perfect oval shape and use this as a template).
The cake was then layered and ganached to achieve the smooth surface to take the fondant. The ganached cake was then covered with fondant and smoothed over. The St Kilda Clubs emblem was cut out in white fondant and the sections that needed the black and red colour was coloured with edible food paint and let too dry before being placed onto the cake. I also cut out small football shapes from yellow and red fondant and piped white lines on them to represent the lacing on the football. These were also then stuck to the cake.
For the goal posts I used wooden skewers and cut them to the size need (two large and two smaller) and wrapped them in white fondant. Overall, I was very happy with the result and have kept the templates for the St Kilda emblem for other cakes.