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.