Essential bits needed
- Cake. It needs to be baked in slabs so that you can make the shape.
- Logos printed on icing paper. I buy mine from a lovely lady called Julie Kirk at Photocake Occasions (www.photocake-occasion.co.uk). I think I will need to invest in my own equipment soon though because I spend so much money on these things.
- Sugarpaste icing in different colours or specialist food colouring. I actually used a mixture of both but I would always recommend buying as many ready-done things as possible. It saves so much time!
- Cake board/box etc
OK I'm bored of that bit, if you have any other specific questions please ask & I will divulge all. I actually have loads of equipment and bits & stuff but I'm getting fed up of writing :)
Making a Football Shirt Cake
Step 1 - Cut the cake to size. When making shapes out of cakes, it's best to work with cake slabs as it where and cut out what you need.
Step 2 - assemble all the pieces, sandwich the layers together with jam & buttercream & then coat with a thin layer of buttercream.
Step 3 - Cover with two layers of sugarpaste icing. I did two layers because I didn't think one was going to give the most professional look. I think you can see what I mean when you see how the cake looks after one layer.
|After the second layer - a bit tidier I think...|
|Notice the picture of the shirt there to make sure I got it right :)|
Step 5 - Cover the board (oh and add the detail on the sleeve!)
|I used a mix of different coloured icing and some colouring to get the football pitch thing going here.|
So that is it folks. Of course I have tried to condense the detail but I hope you get the gist. Any questions just give me a shout.Pin It