Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Alabamas Bryant Denny Stadium Cake

Even though Chad and I had a great time making this stadium cake, it was still one of those cakes that I could have worked on for weeks.  There's just so much detail that you could just keep adding, ad adding, and adding!

My "inspiration" wall in the background
This was a recreation of Alabama's Bryant Denny Stadium.  It was to serve as a groom's cake at a wedding at the Read House in Chattanooga, TN.  How do you start to make a cake like this?  Well, I'll tell you how I did it.  The best way to make any sculpted cake is to start with a model.  I ordered a model for the cake, but unfortunately it didn't arrive until 2 days before the cake was due.  So what do you do without a model.  Hit the Internet!

We printed out so many pictures of the stadium (see my inspiration wall, above), but the most helpful for making our cutting templates was an aerial view of the stadium we got from Google images.  I used the free program PosterRazor to print the stadium out to my dimensions and then laminated it using packing tape.  Using this template I start cutting on the cake.  The trick to carving cake is to cut a little at a time, but don't be afraid of cutting it!

I made lots of pictures of the cake during it's making and it was my initial intent to place them all here for you to see.  Chad suggested that we put them together in semi time-lapse video... so I let him! ;)

Click below to view...
THE MAKING OF BRYANT DENNY STADIUM

Thanks, and have an awesome week!

8 comments:

  1. Amazing cake! Perfect amount of detail!

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  2. It looks awesome! I tried to make a Bryant Denny cake a couple of years ago for my bf's birthday, so I know how you feel! Roll Tide!!! =)

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  3. Thanks for all the compliments! @Shannon - If I would have known I would have invited you over to help! I was up until 4am working on this and back up at 9am putting on the finishing touches!

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  4. I like the time lapse you did. I will have to try that on one of my stands.

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  5. WOW. Just wow. That is truly amazing! I love the detail, that really is a piece of art!

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  6. Crazy, just crazy!!! Amazingly crazy!

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  7. This cake is amazing! Could you tell me how much you charge for this cake? My email is savago@uni.edu. Thank you so much!

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