Our First season of football has come to an end, it is a little bitter sweet. Keegan had such a good time and can't wait until next season to play again. But I am also loving not sitting at practice for an 1 1/2 hours three nights a week and then spending every Saturday doing games for 3 hours.
My Little man at one of his last games of the season, tough little guys for sticking it out through the cold weather.
For the teams year end party I offered to make their cake and if you have followed me you know I like to challenge myself on each cake I make and this was no exception, in fact there was a point that I figured it might just look like a big blob.
I picked up this casserole dish as it was the closest to the shape I needed. It actually worked out perfectly as it ended up being the same size as an actual football.
I baked three cakes and stacked them on top of each other with butter cream icing in between. Then the tricky part, shaping the cake. I used a real football as my guide, crossed my fingers and started to cut it out. Once I had the shape I was looking for I gave it a thin layer of butter cream and set aside to let it harden.
Once I got a layer of brown butter cream on the cake it finally was starting to look like a football. There was a major sign of relief.
I made the white part with fondant to get the look I wanted and then added a little green butter cream to the bottom of the cake.
You know it is a hit when everyone at the party says they thought it was a real football and looks too good to eat. We had a great party and can't wait until next year.