Super Bowl Sunday is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to plan our game day menu. If a cake is on your menu this Sunday, then I have a quick and easy football cake idea for you.
I was planning to make a football themed cake this year, but unfortunately I don’t have the ingredients and with the recent snow storm, I probably won’t make it to the store in time. Instead of a new cake, I’m reposting a favorite from last year’s football season.
This was a quick cake to put together. I used two 10” cakes and carved them into a football shape. Once I was happy with the shape of the cake, I rounded the top cake by carving the edges. I carved a little at a time so that I wouldn’t take too much off. I have a tendency to carve too much.
After I rounded the cake’s top layer, I set it aside and added the buttercream filling. I replaced the top layer on the cake and used the thin cake scraps, from carving, to form a small mound on the cake’s top layer. Don’t worry about getting it perfect. Once you place the fondant on the cake it will look right.
Next I added a crumb coat using buttercream. Once the buttercream had crusted some, I smoothed the creases with a Viva paper towel.
I covered the cake with brown fondant and added white fondant laces. I used a 1” ribbon cutter to cut the big pieces and eyeballed the small pieces. I rubbed a small amount of water on the bottom side of the white fondant and placed them on the cake. The water acts as a glue and keeps the white fondant in place.
If you really want to make a big impression, add green “grass” buttercream using a Wilton tip 233, or similar tip, around your football cake, or completely covering your cake board. You could also cover the cake board with green fondant.
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week.