Friday, 2 November 2012

Football Cake


Our First season of football has come to an end, it is a little bitter sweet.  Keegan had such a good time and can't wait until next season to play again.  But I am also loving not sitting at practice for an 1 1/2 hours three nights a week and then spending every Saturday doing games for 3 hours.


 My Little man at one of his last games of the season, tough little guys for sticking it out through the cold weather.           

For the teams year end party I offered to make their cake and if you have followed me you know I like to challenge myself on each cake I make and this was no exception, in fact there was a point that I figured it might just look like a big blob.

I picked up this casserole dish as it was the closest to the shape I needed.  It actually worked out perfectly as it ended up being the same size as an actual football.



I baked three cakes and stacked them on top of each other with butter cream icing in between.  Then the tricky part, shaping the cake.  I used a real football as my guide, crossed my fingers and started to cut it out.  Once I had the shape I was looking for I gave it a thin layer of butter cream and set aside to let it harden.  


Once I got a layer of brown butter cream on the cake it finally was starting to look like a football.  There was a major sign of relief.



 I made the white part with fondant to get the look I wanted and then added a little green butter cream to the bottom of the cake. 



You know it is a hit when everyone at the party says they thought it was a real football and looks too good to eat. We had a great party and can't wait until next year. 


17 comments:

Carmella said...

this is AWESOME!! Oh my goodness... I'll say it again, why aren't we neighbors so you could teach me how to make cakes like this?! I'll bet they loved it, it looks so much like the real thing!

AnaMB said...

I agree - it loks too good to eat!
Fabolous looking cake! I am soo impressed ;)

Six Feet Under Blog said...

that would be fun for super bowl!

Lisa said...

How cool! That looks so authentic!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

What an incredible idea! It looks so realistic and delicious. Megan

Crystelle Boutique said...

You are truly talented... what a gorgeous cake! It's too pretty to eat.....

hugs ~ Crystelle
http://www.crystelleboutique.com

Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers said...

OH my goodness this is fabulous! You did such an incredible job shaping this cake and frosting it, it looks perfect. I don't know if I could be the one cutting into it :)

Bonny Yokeley said...

I'm very impressed. I've made a flat football-shaped cake a couple of times, but this is awesome. My two oldest boys (11 and 8) played little league tackle football this year too, and it sounds very similar to yours in terms of hours involved except we are in Texas, so tomorrow's play-off game temperature is supposed to be in the upper 60s to mid 70s. I wonder if I'll be brave enough to attempt this cake once our season ends.

Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. said...

That is impressive! I love how it turned out! I agree - too pretty to eat and it DOES look real! Thanks for sharing at the Keep Calm and Link Up party! Hope to see you back next week!

Megan said...

Wow, Lisa, this cake is spectacular. Do you think your method would work to make a basketball shaped cake?

Ginger Walls said...

That looks awesome! You did a great job. I am totally impressed!

Ginger

Literally Inspired

Kathryn Ferrie said...

Very cool cake! You got it amazingly smooth. Nice work!

Jessi @ Practically Functional said...

Wow, that football looks amazing! You did such a fabulous job on it. :-) Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

Kara said...

Wow, I am totally impressed! Can't believe you even did those tiny little stitches. So cool!

Kathy Moody said...

Oh, how awesome!! I need to do this for my son's birthday next month. He would love it. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. I am so thrilled to have you.

Angela @ The Not So Functional Housewife said...

Oh wow! I'm totally impressed with your cake! It turned out perfect! My son's last game of the season was last week. This was his second year playing and he loves it!

You did an awesome job!

Katie said...

So.... I just made this cake (or tried to, hah). It doesn't even look close to as good as yours! Thank you for the tips though. It is the exact cake I wanted to make for my son's first birthday.