A friend of mine found a picture of this cake online at Laura’s Cake World on Flickr and asked me to create it for her dad’s 65th birthday. It’s Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese filling inside. I got to try out several new techniques with this cake including painting with gel colors to get a wood look for the bat and doing impressions in fondant for the lettering.
I have to say that when I first saw the photo of this cake it looked like the logo was done using an edible image. I’m not equipped to do those right now so I had to come up with alternative. Here’s how I did it. I started by finding an image of the Boston Red Sox logo online and printing it in the size I needed. Then, using scissors and an exacto knife I cut out each letter individually. I then placed these over thinly rolled fondant cut them out using an exacto knife and let them dry slightly so they would be easier to handle. (This is a technique I have used often whenever I need to cut fondant letters in a particular font) Next, I cut a circle of white fondant and used a paint brush and gel food coloring to “paint”the baseball in the background. I freehand cut two red socks and some tiny white squares for the patches, placed that over the drawn baseball and then attached my cut-out letters. I placed the entire thing on the cake and then cut a thin strip of red fondant and wrapped it around the circle. Yes, it is as time consuming as it sounds, but it’s so worth it to get those little detals right!