West Bromwich Albion Badge Cake
My brother in law was to become 60 he loves his football and he supports West Bromwich Albion in England. So I decided to make him a West Bromwich Albion badge cake.
I firstly had to make sure I could make the West Brom badge.
Making the Badge
I made the badge by printing a badge and making a template of it. The first stage I cut out the badge shape in white. I now coloured some icing in navy blue and I cut out some blue strips and attached these to the badge flipped it over and cut off the excess blue icing. Then, I flipped the badge back over ready for the next stage
I cut the bird out of the template in white and then I cut the brown of the bird out of the template. Then I cut this out of the brown icing and attached this to the bird. I then set this aside on a flat surface to harden.
Once it hardened, using a little vodka and some light brown, I coloured in the bird’s breast. I painted his eye on and painted a little white on his wing
I now cut out three leaves in green modelling paste and made three berries out of red fondant. These were set aside to dry out. I now attached the bird to the badge using royal icing. I then attached the leaves and the berries.
Now using vodka and navy food colouring paste, I painted West Bromwich Albion onto the badge to finish it off.
I made a template for the 60 and made these in navy blue modelling paste. The name I cut out in navy blue
I made balls out of fondant in navy and white and set these aside
Using my mold i made two football boots and set them aside.
I made my football (soccer for the Americans) by rolling out a small ball of white fondant. In addition, I rolled out lots of tiny white and a few black balls of icing. I’d attach 1 black ball and five white balls around it until the whole ball was filled and I gently rolled it in my hands until flattened slightly to form the football
Putting it all Together
I baked the cake a 8″ round 3 layer cake. After letting it go cold, I then filled with buttercream and jam and then covered in buttercream. Then let it chill in the freezer.
I rolled out some white fondant icing and when the cake was chilled I covered the cake and the cake board. I then crimped the top edge of the cake I then attached the badge to the top of the cake. And then the blue/white balls all around the edge of the cake. I set the cake aside over night to harden.
The next day I added the name to the cake board and using royal icing I attached the 6 and the 0 I the attached the football boots and the football to the cake board.
He loved his West Bromwich Albion Badge Cake!