Football Jersey Cake

by Nikole Cox
(Goshen, AL USA)

For this Auburn football jersey cake, bake a 9x13 cake using two cake mixes to achieve a thick cake. After it has cooled, place on a cake board approximately 19x14 in size.

About 3" from the top of the 13" side cut in about 1" and then cut down the remainder of the cake. This is to make the sleeve. Do this on the other side of the cake as well. To make the sleeve longer, cut a piece of the cake that was carved away and add it to each sleeve using some icing.

Ice the cake with buttercream icing (recipe to follow) and smooth with a VIVA brand paper towel after it has 'crust'. Using the edge of the fondant smoother with the VIVA towel against the cake, make dents in the buttercream at different places to mimic fabric creases/folds.

Spray the football jersey cake with Wilton edible food color spray alternating blue and black to achieve the navy color. Let it dry completely before decorating. Clean cake board to remove the over spray from coloring the jersey.

Color fondant with Wilton orange paste color and roll out to 1/8" thickness long enough to go around the sleeve and cut a 1" strip and place on sleeve. Next cut 1/4" strips and put on either side of the orange stripes.

Use alphabet cutters to cut name for back of jersey and place in center. Use a paper template for the number and cut from fondant. Place under name on jersey.

Cut the 'Happy Birthday' message and other words from orange fondant and secure to board using water. Finish the edge of the cake board with a coordinating ribbon.

Buttercream Recipe

6 quart mixer
3 lbs. of hi-ration shortening
7 lbs. of powdered sugar
9 tbsp flavouring - I use 5 tbsp clear butter flavouring and tbsp clear vanilla flavouring, 12 tbsp coffee creamer liquid - reconstitute powdered coffee creamer using a 1:1 ratio of a powder to hot water.

Cream liquids and shortening, then add powder sugar - 1 lb at a time on lowest mixer setting. After all sugar is in, run at lowest speed for 10 minutes.

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Oct 18, 2011
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Amazing!
by: Vickie

I'm impressed, as usual. Keep it up.

Oct 18, 2011
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Great cake
by: Sue

Awesome cake, but Roll Tide Roll.

Oct 18, 2011
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cute
by: Anonymous

ROLL TIDE! BUT CAKE ITS TOO CUTE!

Oct 17, 2011
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VOTE!!!!
by: Samantha

She does an awesome job with all of her cakes!!!! Love it!!!! Vote!

Oct 17, 2011
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Perfect
by: Anonymous

A work of art!!

Oct 17, 2011
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awesome
by: Elizabeth Crawley

Its got my VOTE. it looks great and delicious. Plus, the direction provided is so detailed and well explained even I could follow them.

Oct 17, 2011
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AU Cake
by: Beverly

Beautiful work.

Oct 16, 2011
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Love it
by: suzanne

I am a big Auburn fan I like that cake did good job .

Oct 16, 2011
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Awesome Cake!
by: Em

Great job, Nikole! War Eagle!!

Oct 16, 2011
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GOooo
by: Anonymous

Don't like Auburn, but LOVE Nikole's work.

Oct 12, 2011
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War eagle
by: Anonymous

Love it !!!!!

Oct 12, 2011
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AU Cake
by: Debbie

Awesome job on the cake - you definitely get my vote!!

Oct 12, 2011
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Awesomely cool cake!
by: Betty Burns

This is the coolest cake I've seen in a long time! I would rate it #1! The best of all!

Oct 12, 2011
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WAR EAGLE
by: Gayla

Love it Nikole.... fantastic job as usual. I know it was hard for you to do with those colors but you did it girl. :)

Oct 11, 2011
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#1 Cake
by: Anonymous

Great job!

Oct 11, 2011
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Awesome
by: Anonymous

Awesome cake... although of course I would rather it have been an Alabama jersey, but I can honestly say the instructions were well constructed and seemed to be easy to follow. Shelby Cakes is very good at what they do and very considerate of the clients needs and concerns..... GREAT JOB!!!!

Oct 11, 2011
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AWESOME
by: Anonymous

GREAT JOB...AWESOME

Oct 11, 2011
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Great job
by: Bigtime Bammer

Nice cake, A*burn stinks....ROLL TIDE

Oct 11, 2011
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roll tide but great job!!!!!!
by: jennifer brooks

Fabulous!

Oct 11, 2011
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awesome job!
by: son of erin

Cake looks great! Very good job!

Oct 11, 2011
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NICE!
by: Anonymous

great job!

Oct 11, 2011
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by: Jennifer paramore

Shelby cakes r amazing i also make cakes and i hope one day to be half as good as she is keep caking nikole and i have to say this is one of my all time favs WAR EAGLE!!!!

Oct 11, 2011
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GreatCake!
by: Anonymous

Great cake!

Oct 11, 2011
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Great as always!
by: Anonymous

As always, it is fabulous!

Oct 11, 2011
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Awesome Cake - RTR
by: Stephanie

Nice cake - even if it is Auburn... way to go Nikole!

Oct 11, 2011
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war eagle!
by: Anonymous

looovvveee it!!!

Oct 11, 2011
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Auburn cake
by: Kimberly Scott

Great cake! Great job!

Oct 11, 2011
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Awesome AU Cake
by: Celia Rolling

Nicole has done it again!!! Fantabulous!!!!!

Oct 10, 2011
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Wow! Love it!
by: Robin Blair

You always amaze me with your fabulous cakes! You are so talented!

Oct 10, 2011
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Auburn Jersey Cake
by: Misty Curtis

Super cute!

Oct 10, 2011
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AU Cake
by: Stephenie Kelly

I love it!! Awesome cake!

Oct 10, 2011
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Great cake
by: Michelle Watkins

Great cake and easy to follow instructions!!

Oct 10, 2011
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beautiful
by: Laura C.

Nikole's cake is amazing!

Oct 10, 2011
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Auburn Jersey
by: Stephanie

Another great cake......

Oct 10, 2011
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Cake vote
by: Anonymous

Great Cake as are all your cakes

Oct 10, 2011
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:)
by: Jenna

:)

Oct 10, 2011
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AUsome Cake!
by: Sharla Wilkes

You rock!!!

Oct 10, 2011
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AUsome cake!!
by: Kay Franklin

Love it!!

Oct 10, 2011
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Cake
by: NCox

:-)

Oct 10, 2011
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Love it!
by: Anonymous

Love this cake!

Oct 10, 2011
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YUMMY-NESS!
by: Hannah Burden

Even though I say "Roll Tide" & you do too, this cake looks awesome! & I've had the privelege of eating your yummy creations and they are DELICIOUS!

Oct 10, 2011
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Yummy
by: Margarett Youngblood

Looks great!!!!!!!

Oct 10, 2011
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War Eagle!!
by: Amy Paul

Great looking Auburn Cake!!Wish I had a piece!!!

Oct 10, 2011
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Great AU Cake!
by: A Messick

Love the Cake! You're awesome at what you do.

Oct 10, 2011
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Amazing Talent
by: Shannon Taylor

When you can make an avid Bama fan like an Auburn cake, you have accomplished the impossible. This is awesome, as are all of the cakes you make!!!

Oct 10, 2011
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Auburn Jersey
by: Valorie Stroud

One of the most beautiful cakes I have ever seen. WAR EAGLE!!!

Oct 10, 2011
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Amazing
by: Dawn Nance

Nikole, you amaze me every time! I love this cake! It is AUsome!

Oct 10, 2011
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Wonderful!
by: Traci

I am not an AU fan but I truly love the cake and I know Hayden did too. Your cakes are not only beautiful and fun to look at but they taste WONDERFUL!! You do an excellent job and give every cake your all. You are AWESOME!!!!

Oct 10, 2011
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BEST CAKE
by: Shannon Leverett

Great Job!!! Love it!!!

Oct 10, 2011
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Awesome!
by: Shannon Sharp

I love it!!!

Oct 10, 2011
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Awesome
by: Anonymous

Great looking cake even if it is Auburn! All your cakes look awesome!!

Oct 10, 2011
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Keep getting better!
by: Sarah Davis

I dont even like Auburn, and wouldn't mind having this cake!

Oct 10, 2011
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Cake
by: Anonymous

Yummmm.....cake. Yuck........A*burn.

Oct 10, 2011
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GREAT CAKE
by: Donna Vinson

Great cake Nikole, even though I am an Alabama fan all the way. ROLL TIDE.

Oct 10, 2011
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The Best
by: Tarajee Carlisle

You are always on point!!! Great job!!!

Oct 10, 2011
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You Go Girl
by: Mimi Martinez-Milan

Nicole You are the BOMB

Oct 10, 2011
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Great cake
by: Kevin Shirley

Great cake!!!

Oct 10, 2011
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Jersey cake
by: Sharon Shirley

Awesome cake even though I am a bama fan!!

Oct 10, 2011
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Great Job!
by: Beverly Oakes

Nikole, great job as always! All your cakes are so unique and gorgeous!

Oct 10, 2011
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vote
by: Anonymous

Good job.

Oct 10, 2011
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Aagghhh
by: Angel

Kinda hard for this BAMA fan to like this cake, but... It's just too cute!! Now let me go wash my hands with bleach before my fingers tarnish, lol.. :) Great Job Nikole!!!!

Oct 10, 2011
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Awesome!
by: Kelly Tomlin

Awesome stuff! Always beautiful & taste great! My wedding cake was one of the first big ones she did & i've been loving her stuff ever since! Good luck!

Oct 10, 2011
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Best cakes ever :)
by: Kayla Houlton

Nikole, you've been making our cakes for years and we are always thrilled! We have so many compliments on them! You always make our ideas come to life :) Hayden absolutely loved this birthday cake! Thank you again!!

Oct 10, 2011
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Roll Tide
by: Pa

Your cakes are not only unique and pretty to look at but are also delicious. Number one even if it says Awbarn.

Oct 10, 2011
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AMAZING Cakes!!
by: DawnB Messick

Nikole from Shelbt Cakes is by far the best cake maker and cake decorator she is so amazing and her cakes will melt in your mouth and the icicng is marvelous!! :) She is soo artistic We love her and her cakes~

Oct 10, 2011
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nice
by: Anonymous

Great work, bad subject.

Oct 10, 2011
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Awesome!
by: Melissa Brown

Nikole, You rocked this cake, as always. Love it!

Oct 10, 2011
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Nice
by: Sarah Jean fortune

You did a very good job on this cake. Very nice.

Oct 10, 2011
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good luck
by: Jennfer R

good luck Cuz! love ya!!!!!

Oct 10, 2011
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AWESOME
by: Anonymous

I love this cake and she describes how to make it so well..very simple!!!

Oct 10, 2011
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Great Cakes
by: Tammy English

Shelby Cakes gives her whole heart to her work. And she will not give you a half done job. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Oct 10, 2011
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VOTE
by: Nikole

Thanks for your vote for my cake!!

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