Yoohooo…Check Out What I Made Today :)

Okay, I might have left out a teeny-weeny piece of information as to what I had been up to for the past week…it’s because I had been planning and designing and creating this cake as a surprise for my hubby’s birthday today…

Ta-daaaaa..!!! A Liverpool birthday cake for an absolutely true-blooded Liverpool supporter! 😀


I was telling a friend of mine this morning that I was in the kitchen baking a cake for my husband, and she said how sweet that was of me…it’s my first time ever baking a cake for his birthday though…hehe…

It’s a vanilla cake with a chocolate ganache filling, decorated with fondant and royal icing.  Everything on the cake is edible except for the words “YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE” – I would need to practise more to pipe such small letters :).

The words “LIVERPOOL” and “EST*1892” were piped with royal icing, but as you can see, since it was my first time working with royal icing, it’s not perfect.

The words “happy birthday daddy” are crafted with fondant.

The words “FOOTBALL CLUB” , the Liverbird, the two torches and the green Shankly gates at the top of the Liverpool crest are hand-painted with food coloring.  I had originally wanted to craft them using fondant, but soon realized that they were way too intricate.  Besides I think my painting is better than my fondant-shaping, especially since the details were so tiny. 🙂

I added the red scarf at the end to hide the…errm…..slight imperfections at the side of the cake.


Overall, I’m satisfied with my attempt…my kids were especially excited, and so was the birthday boy! 😀

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7 Responses to Yoohooo…Check Out What I Made Today :)

  1. PB says:

    That’s pretty darned cool! Good job GT 😀

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thanks PB! 😀

  2. Adino says:

    Wow that’s some great cake-decorating skills you have!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thanks! I’m learning more every single time!

  3. Wow! Great job! I esp like the Happy Birthday Daddy font.

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thank you! I had to redo some of those letters cos they were so brittle and kept breaking off!

  4. Rachel says:

    Oh that is fabulous! U got a talent for cake decorating, the hubs must be so thrilled and touched to have gotten this.

    The Giddy Tigress says: Hehe, thank you….I still have room for improvement 🙂

  5. Lily says:

    OMG… that cake looks awesome! My hubby will be jealous, pointing fingers at me, telling me to start learning to bake. Ahahaha!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thank you! Bake first, then decorate! *wink*

  6. Argentinadog says:

    Gasp!…. :-O

    The Giddy Tigress says: Haha…you only saw it NOW??!!!

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