Thursday, January 04, 2007

Stadium Cake


Where do I begin? Well, it all started when I went to Williams Sonoma to buy their train cake pan (which I did get) and Suz saw the Stadium Cake Pan I was, understandably, a little excited about the prospects of making a PSU inspired stadium cake. The Outback Bowl was just 2 days away and we were having a football party - how perfect! We had the absolute best time buying blue candy at in Wegmans' bulk candy section - $.64 worth of blue runts (awesome!). Suz made the cake and I decorated it Monday morning. The decorating took about 2 hours (give or take) - first I glazed the cake with a heated mixture of sugar, milk, lemon juice and lemon curd (brilliant idea of suz'). The "field" is a rectangle of graham crackers covered with green sprinkles and icing details. I used buttercream frosting for the icing - it worked really well. making navy blue is a pain in the bum, but it worked out well. I just used ziplock bags for the piping - I didn't really have the time or inclination for anything more involved (the game started at 11am!) - I used candies to embellish. My favorite parts (apart from the whole) are the "S block," the "team" with their striped helmets, and the back of the one scoreboard which reads "No ReEntry" - fantastic!

4 comments:

ashleyk4214 said...

If you don't mind me asking, how many people did this cake serve? I was thinking about buying this pan to make a groom's cake in May, but it has to feed at least 40 people. Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

So cool--my husband is a head football coach and my cake is in the oven right now for my son's birthday! I got some really good ideas from your pictures...
GO TEAM!!!
Elizabeth

PSUgirl said...

The cake itself serves 10 - 15. I would place it on top of a half sheet cake - and decorate the sheet cake to look like a parking lot (or in the case of PSU) like a cow pasture. :)

susan said...

I was surfing the internet for some ideas for my Stadium cake for the Super Bowl - the graham cracker idea is great - thanks!