Sunday, February 17

Arsenal Cake

Charlie's favourite football club is Arsenal. So it was only fitting that I make an Arsenal related cake for his birthday.

After some research I decided upon recreating the club's badge in cake form - with a little fondant mascot for the side.

I made his favourite cake - banana, but also made it into a white chocolate mud cake at the same time. Yum.

This is the recipe I used - but per the reviews I only used 2 bananas. I also cooked it a bit longer than the 45 minutes that recipe stated - turning it down to about 150 degrees.

Using a printout as a guide, I coloured and cut out fondant in the right shapes. And painted some pieces with the edible gold.

Gunnersaurus! He is my first ever attempt at making a fondant creature. It's very fiddly work! I didn't quite master the tylo powder ratio - so I shall do some more research for future critter making.

I think he likes you.

I was happy to find little football candles for the cake.

Charlie loved it!

As you can see I cut the cake in half before icing and put a dark chocolate ganche in the middle. 

All in all it was a success - however I had trouble with the fondant cracking a bit. I will have to find some pros to ask me thinks!

Because I'm obsessed with cake decorating at the moment, I have set up a dedicated pinboard and I'm pinning like crazy. It's strange to think people have even more time and patience to make cakes than I. It's probably that they are just much faster I imagine. 

Also I must remember to take photos on my good camera not just my phone. What a bad blogger I am - apologies! 

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