The cake I want to share today was a a blast to design. I was challenged to make another LSU Football cake, but this one was for a young girl! Keep reading all the way to the bottom if you want details on how to make this cake!
So, to make it girly, my first thought was rufffles. Since I have a 9 year old girl myself… I know what she likes and I aimed to make a cake that my Sarah would love (if she were an LSU football fan).
I added a ruffled skirt border on the bottom of the cake for a border… then also a ruffle behind the “9” on top! I also added the stars for a little bit of extra flair!
To go along with this cake, I got to make some Chocolate Covered Oreos… football shaped! I know these might look intimidating, but I got my molds from Spinning Leaf and they are so easy to use!
The biggest problem I had in making these… I underestimated the amount of chocolate needed! By the time I was done, I had used almost 3 pounds of chocolate to cover 24 Double Stuf Oreos! Yowzer!!
But it’s worth it when you bite into them… oh my goodness!!!
The all vanilla cake is covered and decorated in all homemade marshmallow fondant and the football is covered in Satin Ice Dark/Chocolate brown fondant. I used regal purple gel coloring and gold mixed with a little lemon yellow and a touch of orange for the “gold”.
To make the football, I hand-molded rice cereal treats into a football shape. Then after it hardened a bit, I covered it in melted white chocolate, then the fondant. The letters are my favorite funky alphabet cutters!
Did I miss any details? Do you have any questions about this cake? Please leave them in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer and help out!
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