Tuesday, July 16, 2013
I made this cake recently for our good friend John. He is the host of our weekly trivia tournament, and an all-around super great guy. When we found out his birthday was coming up, one of the guys on another trivia team told us what a big fan John was of the Chicago Cubs. Paul was the one that suggested the Wrigley Field marquee. Chaddy and I aren't sports people at all, but once I saw the marquee, I knew we could knock it out of the park! That's a sports saying, right?!? :-)
Chaddy went to work on the graphics, and determined really quickly that it would fit just right on a 12x18 cake. He then cut the letters out with the Cricut, found a font and printed out the "LCD panel", and printed out a life-sized template. I used the template to carve the top of the marquee, and to place the letters on the cake. I extruded a small square rope for the edges of the marquee. I made small pin holes in my template to help me place the letters and the lines.
After that, I thought the cake still needed a little something, so I put a small Cubs ribbon as a cake border (also an edible image).
And for the record, John was really stoked about his cake!