49ers Cake

Birthday cakes were great practice while I was taking my cake decorating courses.  One of my friends is a big 49ers fan so I thought a little football field cake would be cute.

Directions:

  • For the “49ers” lettering, pipe the outline of the each number with royal icing onto wax paper; let dry to harden.
  • Add water to the remaining frosting a few drops at a time to make it a thin consistency similar to cake batter.
  • Once the outline has dried, fill the inside of each number with the thin frosting.  Use a toothpick to push the frosting into small corners and crevices.
  • Let frosting dry and harden completely overnight (may be longer in cold weather).
  • Once you are ready to decorate your cake, peel off each number from the wax paper and attach to the cake with a little frosting.

NOTE:  Do not pipe royal frosting on top of buttercream frosting.  As you can see, the red coloring from the end zone (buttercream) bled into the white “Happy Birthday” text (royal).

About these ads

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s