Monday, January 24, 2011
It was a departure from my usual fondant cakes, but still used a lot in the decorations. The actual cake was frosted and topped using a grass tip.
I made the hat, the ball and the NY symbols earlier in the week. I didn't do the shirt until that morning since I didn't want it to dry out.
The hat was definitely my favorite part of this cake. I had always admired these fondant baseball hats, but up until now have never attempted one. It really wasn't too bad. I made a dome shaped cocoa krispie treat and covered it in chocolate frosting. I then layed the navy blue fondant (a mix of blue and black gel food color) over the dome. I did the stripes with my awesome little rolling tool that has a wheel to make stitching. For such a simple little tool, it really gives it such great detail. The rim was a little tricky trying to get it to fit right, but it turned out just how I wanted it to.
The NY symbols took a little bit of time. Not because they were that hard, but because I had to make them small enough to fit. The one on the shirt wasn't so bad, but the one on the hat was a little hard to work with. Actually, I was a bit surprised how well they turned out.