Personalised Rugby Ball Birthday Cake

This was from a while back. My husband is a massive rugby fan and since I have started baking fun cakes for my 2 boys for their birthdays, he didn’t want to miss out! So I decided to make him a rugby ball cake.

We have quite a few rugby balls at home so I had one on the table as reference. I printed some alphabet stencils and cut them out on black fondant. I then used some red fondant to make the English rose (husband is English!). I used my usual banana cake recipe. I baked two banana chocolate cakes using a rectangular shaped tin. Ingredients:

  • 4oz butter or margarine
  • 6oz sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 big bananas
  • 8oz self-raising flour

I mashed the bananas. Creamed the butter and sugar together and mixed in the eggs. Then mixed together the two yellow sludges, and the flour. I added about 1 tsp of cocoa powder to give it a bit more flavor. Scraped the mixture into the tins and baked for about 50-60 minutes each.

I cut out a picture of a rugby ball so I can cut the cake into the required shape. Then I used the 2nd cake to build on top to make the right shape. It took a while to get it right. Then I covered it with white fondant. The details took a while. Then I stuck his name and added the red stripe which took a few goes to get right as the ball curves round. Then the rose and the blue stripe. Then I covered the base with green fondant as grass and added some edible daisies. Husband was impressed!

Personalised Rugby Ball Birthday Cake

Personalised Rugby Ball Birthday Cake

Personalised Rugby Ball Birthday Cake

Personalised Rugby Ball Birthday Cake

Personalised Rugby Ball Birthday Cake

Personalised Rugby Ball Birthday Cake

Personalised Rugby Ball Birthday Cake

Personalised Rugby Ball Birthday Cake

Personalised Rugby Ball Birthday Cake