Cowboys Baby Cake
by Kelsey Price
I loved making this Cowboys baby cake. The whole thing is edible so get ready! This cake was 10 inches on the bottom.
Bake two 10 inch cakes and tort them. Mine were filled with vanilla buttercream. Crumb coat and chill. Then cover them with fondant rolled to 1/4 of an inch thick.
The football was a little bit of a challenge. What I did was create a football shape on the back of a piece of wax paper, then made a half-football in that shape out of rice krispie treats. I let it set, then carved it to perfection.
I cut a piece of one of those super thin cutting boards to shape, and used that for the center so that the dowels wouldn't go straight through it. (Go ahead and add those dowels (2 spaced) through the rice krispies.)
Then I used the same pattern as the wax paper silhouette to trim the cake. I buttercreamed it to the cutting board and carved it to match the rice krispie bottom.
I then crumb coated the whole thing and chilled it. The best way I found to do this was to put the dowels in sturdy cups. I did have some trouble with this, but don't get discouraged, it will all be okay in the end.
After it is chilled, put on your brown fondant (also a huge pain). It is nearly impossible to get it perfect around this shape, so just keep playing with it (grass was not in the original design for this Cowboys baby cake).
The grass was gumpaste rolled out and cut with an X-acto knife, then wrapped around a cake pan so it dried with a curve to it. This will cover up any messy parts.
Add your own flair with a fondant field, jerseys, or a baby on a blanket like I did (I used a mold I found in the clay isle of the craft store).
Have fun and good luck!
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