Tuesday, November 22, 2011
It may be a little chilly to play a game of baseball outside, but the weather's always fine for some baseball cake!
We made this Boston Red Sox cake recently for a couple and delivered it to the ruins at beautiful Barnsley Gardens in Adairsville, GA. Luckily for us, dimensions for a home plate were pretty easy to Google, although we had to scale it down a little to fit on the board! For the cap, I used some of the lessons I learned working with Mike McCarey in my "structures" class a few weeks back. And speaking of that class, I know I still owe all of you guys a recap plus pictures of my Big Bird cake from that class. I may lock myself in my office over the holiday weekend to get that done... or I may go shopping instead! :)
Any way, for the cap, I carved cake into the shape of the hat and covered in fondant. The brim was the difficult part. I wanted it very thin, and I wanted it curved, like a real baseball hat. I wound up cutting a brim template out of a bakery box. I bent it to the shape I wanted and wedged it into the proper position on the cake. I then covered the bill of the cap with fondant to match the hat. The fondant weighed it down and really flattened the curve I had put into it. It still has a slight curve, even if the photo above doesn't show it well.
Have a great week and I hope you all have a relaxing Thanksgiving holiday!