Sunday, July 29, 2012

Let's Go Patriots!!

So you may or may not have read that I live in New Hampshire...  I have for the past 3 years and before that I lived in Connecticut for nearly all of my life (I had a 2 year stint in Florida right after I graduated high school, but that was so long ago it doesn't really count!).  I am an New England girl through and through. 

I'm not much of a sports fan, but I do follow football with my husband and we are (of course) New England Patriots fans!  I was so excited when I got a call for a Patriots "flying Elvis" cake....?  Okay, I'm not THAT much of a Patriots fan, I had to check with both my husband and brother and they hadn't heard of the "flying Elvis"  but we all agreed, and a quick Google search confirmed, that it must just be the Patriot's logo (I of course checked with my client and it was what she was looking for). 

This thoughtful bride was ordering the cake as a surprise grooms cake for her soon-to-be (and surely is by now) husband!

I wish I had thought/had time to take photos of the process so I could share with you all how I made this cake... it was pretty easy, and I really love how clean and sharp looking it came out.  Exactly what I had in mind and hopefully what my client wanted to (if she hadn't just left the nail salon when I dropped off the cake she may have done cartwheels... so I think/hope she was happy!).

I baked two 2" layers in a 9"x13" sheet pan.  Torted and filled them and let the cake chill in the refrigerator.  I made a template from an enlarged graphic I printed (on 2 separate sheets of paper and pieced together) and used it to cut out the "outline" on a 1/2 sheet cake board... this would become my bottom cake board.

Using the cake board/template I gauged how much of one corner I could cut off and used buttercream to "glue" it on the end of the cake so I would have the length I needed for the "tail".  Chilled again really quick so it wouldn't fall apart while I carved.  Then used buttercream to glue my cake board to what was currently the "top" of the cake (reversed, so it would be the right orientation when flipped).  Carved around the template and then inverted the cake... Voila!  The cake board is now on the bottom!
Then all you have to do is cut out the logo pieces from fondant (I mix a little gumpaste in to help the cut outs hold their shape) and you've got yourself a "Flying Elvis" cake!!

I hope any Patriot's fans who want to make their own cake will understand my rambling description!  If not, hey, you can always call me ;)

Happy Caking :)

1 comment:

  1. I am the bride who called and requested this cake and I could not have been happier with how beautiful and PERFECT it turned out.

    Truly amazing!

    Thank you so much Renee!