Need a great football cake idea for your next super bowl party?
Score a touchdown with this versatile football cake idea
that can be customized for any team.
Every football fan, big or small will
cheer when this Football Cake arrives at the party.
Of course, if your party happens to be in February, what a great
Super Bowl cake this team helmet makes. Just add the design of your
favorite team and you've backed a winner. This logo happens to be that
of a real Washington team, but you could use the idea to create a great
monogram look for a birthday party, simply by changing the letter 'H'
to whatever you like.
Although there's lots of steps, none of them are difficult, so just
take them one at a time and before you know it, you'll be basking in
the roar of an appreciative crowd.
Throw a fun filled football party to show off your fabulous centerpiece. All you need are a few great co-ordinating party supplies.
You'll find links to some useful tutorials to help you complete your Football Cake below:
what you'll need:
With just some very simple ingredients and equipment, you'll have a completed Football Cake in time for the big game:
- four 8" round cake layers - these are classic moist chocolate
- two 6" round cake layers
frosting in the base helmet color
- modeling chocolate in the appropriate team colors
- vodka or other clear alchohol
- cake board decorated to replicate a football field
- medium, flat artists brushes
- Black gel paste food color
- Bright silver metallic petal dust
here's how to do it...
You'll be amazed how easy the details of this Football Cake are, and it's the details that make the cake great.
1. Bake your cakes using your favorite
and fill the cakes, stacking to four layers high on a cardboard cake circle (store bought or cut your own).
2. Tort and fill the six inch cake layers and assemble, two layers high, on a separate cake circle.
Stack the six inch cake on the eight inch cake and secure with buttercream.
Crumb coat the cake and refrigerate for an hour.
3. Cut away a section of cake from the bottom tier, so it's level with the top tier, as shown.
4. Use the scrap cake to fill in around the top, so you end up with a curved top edge around the helmet.
Cover the new edges with a crumb coat and refrigerate for at least a few hours, preferably overnight.
5. On the morning of day two of the Football Cake project, cover the entire
cake in a 1/2" coat of light grey buttercream. Refrigerate for about 30
minutes to an hour, to let the buttercream firm up.
6. Use a smooth, non patterned, paper
towel and gently rub your hand over the top to smooth out any lumps and
bumps in the buttercream. Keep moving the paper towel and smoothing
with your hand until you have gone over the entire football cake.
7. Smoosh a dollop of buttercream into the center of the cake board, right around the 50 yard line.
8. Carefully place the cake in position, using a spatula to help lower the cake after you remove your hand.
9. Measure from the bottom edge of the cake, over the top, to just below the top of the flat section that was removed earlier.
10. Roll out some white modeling
chocolate to about 1/8" thick and cut a piece about 3" wide by 13" long
or however long the measurement was that you just took.
11. Paint the back side of the strip
very lightly with clear alcohol and smooth into place, starting from
the bottom back edge of the helmet and finishing just below the top
edge of the flat section that will be the front of the helmet.
12. Dust all over, except the strip of white, with bright silver metallic edible dust.
13.Roll out some red modeling chocolate
to about 1/8" thick and cut the same length as the white stripe, but
thinner, about 2" wide.
By the way, you can use the same instructions for fondant if you don't want to use modeling chocolate.
Paint the back of the stripe very lightly with clear alcohol and very gently smooth into place.
14. Use a piece of paper towel to cut a
template for the front of the helmet. Lay it over the area and cut and
smooth, until you're happy with how it looks.
15. Place the template over white
modeling chocolate that's been rolled to about 1/8" thick and cut
around the shape with a pizza cutter or small sharp knife.
16. Paint the piece black with some gel paste food color mixed with a little clear alcohol. Let it dry for a few minutes.
17. Gently position the piece on the front of the helmet.
Some of the black will come off on your hands, but don't panic. Just
take the brush and touch up those bits. No one will ever know :)
18. Cut a paper template about 3" high
for the letter and lay over white modeling chocolate, rolled to about
1/8" thick. Do this twice so you end up with two letters.
Add the small red traingles to finish the design, securing with a small amount of clear alcohol painted on the back of each.
Repeat for the second logo.
Hold in position for a minute or two.
If you're having trouble making it all work because the chocolate's not hardening, just measure out the pieces you need and pop them in the fridge for 10-15 minutes, then carry on as normal. The chocolate will have hardened nicely in that time.
Don't forget to take lots of pictures so you can come back here and show off your football cake.
how to host the perfect football party
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