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Hockey Jersey Cake

24 Jan

First of all… HOCKEY IS FINALLY BACK! YAY!! My Sabres are off to a great start, 2-0!

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Anyways, it was my Brother-in-Law’s birthday the other day and being the hockey fans that we are, I figured I’d put my baking “skills” to the test and make a hockey jersey cake for his birthday and to welcome back hockey! I googled and googled and after a while I was feeling pretty good about being able to pull it off. Here’s a couple I found where I could just use a 9X13″ pan without buying one of those t-shirt pans (I don’t like buying things I’ll only use once).

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Leafs Jersey

And here’s the finished product:

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Being a Sabres fan, it pained me to make this particular cake… BUT it’s his favorite team/player so I figured I could bite my tongue just this once and suffer through it 😛 .

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Spiderman Cake

25 Oct

(The cake inside is BLUE!)

My inspiration for this cake came from this handsome man…

I made it for my nephew’s 4th birthday. He loves Spiderman so much. Like a lot. So I decided to try making him a free handed cake rather than buying the Spiderman cake tin.

Sorry I don’t have step-by-step pictures of the cake but it was super simple to make. I was a little pressed for time so I had to cave and use a boxed cake. I filled a 3 qt. pan with all the cake batter and baked according to the directions on the box. After the cake was done cooling, I wrapped it in plastic wrap and then put it in the freezer for about 15 minutes so I would be able to carve the shape of the face without crumbs going everywhere.

After you get the shape you want for the face, cover it in layer of buttercream. I used a very thin layer of Duff fondant to cover the cake because I really wanted that red Spiderman color. Whenever I try to make red buttercream it comes out pink so I didn’t want to take any chances, however if you don’t like fondant, just use buttercream instead. Then I cut out the shape of the eyes using black and white fondant. After those were made, I used black buttercream to create the webs across the face while looking at a picture of Spiderman so I could make it look as close as possible. Add a little bit of buttercream to the eyes to act as glue to keep them together, then attach them to the cake. I think I could have made the shape a lot better, but I’m by no means a professional! What do you think?