Football Cake

by Lisa

Auntie's Football Star

Auntie's Football Star

For my nephew's Football Cake I baked a homemade vanilla cake (Martha Stewart's recipe) in a 13"x9" pan and frosted it initially with a white buttercream frosting to crumb coat and then piped the "grass" (grass tip) on with green colored buttercream.

The football was baked in a Le Creuset oval ceramic baking dish.

The cake was a chocolate cake, also from one of Martha Stewart's cookbooks. The chocolate cake was divided in half and filled with a raspberry, blackberry, blueberry filling and then frosted with a chocolate buttercream.

To crumb coat the football, I heated the chocolate buttercream. This proved to be a mistake as the heated crumb coat was much more fudge like and sweet than the unheated buttercream. Overall the cake was a hit and I also learned a lesson which thankfully still tasted pretty good.

I've been making cakes at home for a few years and love every minute of it...although my waistline might suggest otherwise.

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