Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Juventus Soccer Cake
I love making birthday cakes for my friends and family. I love the surprised looks I get when I present my latest baking creation. Store bought cakes are so impersonal so I jump at the chance to bake something myself.
Before I make a special cake, I sketch it out over a couple of days so I can get all of my ideas out and come up with a plan. I can easily get carried away with some "genius" idea I come up with and once that seed is planted, I have to make it materialize...even if it takes hours and numerous trips to the grocery store at 10 pm.
For this cake, it had to be soccer related. I really wanted to pipe out a team logo in buttercream but the perfectionist in me didn't want to risk possibly screwing up the whole cake in one false move. I decided to try and do the logo as a chocolate transfer simply because there was a lot of black in the logo and dark chocolate definitely tastes better than black buttercream.
As for the rest of the cake, since there were so many people attending the party, I had to double the cake and make it two layers...which messed up my plan to make a soccer field because it was way too high. In the end, I kept it simple and used tip #233 all over the cake so it looked like a hunk of turf with the team logo on it. As you can see, my friend loved it.
Check back tomorrow for instructions on how you can make your own chocolate transfer.