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Carved Cakes: Soccer Ball & Nike Shoe

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

For those blog followers of mine who have been following me since the beginning they know that I use to do a lot of tutorials and I really quite enjoyed doing them! Sadly with the growth of my business I haven’t had very much time to do in depth tutorials, but quite often I get asked to do more of them.  The past couple of months we have been doing a lot more sculpted cakes and I thought that I would photograph the steps a little bit more in hopes that the visuals would give a peak into how we made them.  I hope you enjoy it & learn a thing or two…I know I do every time we do one of these cakes :)

First up was a cake we got requested for a rehearsal dinner.  The groom loved his Nike Air Jordan shoes and his fiance wanted us to recreate his favorite pair.  It was a lot of fun & quite yummy too!  Here are the photots!

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You definitely have to first start with really delicious cake…for this cake it was chocolate nutella hazelnut cake!

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I then always coat my cakes in swiss meringue buttercream and normally fondant too.

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Time for the details and boy were there a lot of them.

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I forgot to photograph some details along the way, so my apologies, but here is the final cake!

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The other fun carved cake we did that week was for another groom’s cake.  This time the bride wanted us to make her husband, who was a huge Liverpool fan, a large soccer ball complete with the Liverpool logo!

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This time we started with carrot cake & cream cheese frosting!

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I put one large dowel in the middle of the cake and cut it to the top of the cake just for a little extra stability.

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Once I have the basic shape then I start fine tuning the shape with a serrated knife and then put a layer of swiss meringue buttercream over the whole cake.

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Kyong made the job a lot easier when she brought in a cookie cutter in the shape of a pentagon.  Then we printed off the computer a shape of a hexagon that matched the sides of the pentagon and laminated it with tape.  These are the shapes we used to cut the basic puzzle pieces for this soccer ball cake.  We had also previously fondanted a cake board with green fondant for the soccer ball to sit on it.

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The finished soccer ball, now all we have to add in the edible printed logo for the Liverpool team.

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Hope you enjoyed the photos!


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