Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Hockey Jersey Cake

I had never met a hockey player until I moved to New England.  There just isn't much hockey going on in Texas.  This cake was made for a young hockey player in third grade.  His mom sent me a picture of his jersey to copy.
Lets get started.

After stacking the two 9' X 13" layers, I cut two corners off to angle the shoulders.  (Please ignore the blob of frosting on the cake, I almost forgot to take a picture.)  Now it is ready for a coating of frosting and white fondant.
For the lettering, I printed off the words in the right size using my computer.  These made a great pattern.  A little work with a sharp knife and we're ready to roll.
My clear ruler is one of my favorite tools.  I use it all the time.  I couldn't possibly get these letters spaced properly or straight without it.
I found a new use for my smart phone.  It was great to be able to look at the photo of the actual jersey while constructing the cake.
Time for some sleeves.  I trimmed the shoulders to fit once I got them on the cake.  For the collar, I cut a ribbon of fondant and used my ruler to emboss it.
There ya have it.  One hockey jersey cake.

Happy caking,