I made this cake for a friend’s son. I made a rectangular “pan” cake and cut off a piece to make it a square and used the off-cut for the sleeves. I used plain butter icing which was colored blue and rolled-out icing for the embellishments. It’s my first sports theme cake that’s something other than a plain round cake!
More Rugby Sports Theme Cakes
Cake by Marene L., Cape Town, South Africa
My son wanted a Springbok Rugby ball birthday cake. I took an oval-shaped baking tin or you can bake two original square sponge cakes and size them in a Rugby ball-shape.
I used icing (only margarine and icing sugar) to cover the cake and shape it up and finally covered the cake with plastic icing. Finally I painted it with food colors. For the rugby poles I used 4 candy straws.
Sports theme cake by Liz A., Invercargill, New Zealand
Rugby is a big hit in New Zealand, a bit like football in America so I made this sports theme cake for my friend’s son’s 7th birthday. He loved it and the cake was so simple.
The cake itself was a rectangle and I made the rugby players out of white icing. You can make them any color you like and I painted the boys name on the back and his age.
I loved doing the expressions on the faces and I made the opposite team a well known New Zealand rival (Australia) of course (our team was winning)!
The goal posts I made out of icing but it would be better to make them out of a pencil or something strong as these goal posts only lasted about 10 minutes so I replaced them with liquorices on a skewer.
Cool All-Blacks Sports Theme Cake
Cake by Clare W., Auckland, New Zealand
This was a sports theme cake for a keen rugby fan’s 50th birthday. But it can be adapted to any rugby/football teams’ colours. There is a huge rectangular shaped cake underneath covered in green fondant icing. The shirt itself is also made of thinly rolled black fondant icing with a V cut out for the neck and a simple collar attached.
The hardest part was trying to get the fondant to drape as if it were a real shirt. It took some fiddling but I think the end result of the sports theme cake shirt was good. I added the stripes (again, thinly rolled fondant cut into shape) and the logo’s which are run-in’s – the outline of the shapes piped onto waxed paper in royal icing, left to set then filled in with thick but ‘paintable’ coloured royal icing. I made a few of these as more often than not, one will get broken when trying to get them off the waxed paper!
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