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! 😀