Tuesday, April 20, 2010

High School Soccer Team Cake

I got a call from my cousin's wife wanting a cake for her daughter's soccer team's pasta dinner. She was having about 50 people over. The team's colors are white and blue. The coach was from England and always told the girls that they were "Brilliant."

She wanted 1/2 the cake chocolate and 1/2 vanilla. So I made a yellow butter cake in a 1/2 sheet pan and a chocolate butter cake baked in the same pan. I cut each in half and stacked them next to each other. I used the rest of the chocolate batter and poured it into the soccer ball pan. The cake is covered and filled with Italian buttercream. The piping is done with a star tip and a grass tip. I used alphabet cookie cutters to do the lettering.

1) Make sure you only fill pans 1/2-2/3 of the way full. (I had a soccer ball overflow in the oven the first time I made it).
2) Make sure you have a sturdy cake board when making two cakes stacked next to each other. (when I dropped the cake off the cardboard bent a bit and there was a crack in the buttercream where I pushed the two cakes together).
3) Make sure to practice with new tips to see what they will do BEFORE using it on the cake.

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