Today I want to share with you a Golf Bag Groom's Cake! And since it's almost Father's Day, I figured this might be a fun cake for a golf-loving Dad too!
But not my Daddy... he's never played golf a day in his life, but maybe your Dad!
Speaking of Father's Day, we celebrated with my Daddy last night because he and my Mama (and one of my brothers and his wife and 7 others) are leaving for Thailand on a mission trip Saturday! For Father's Day, we all pitched in and bought him a Windows Surface... hoping it'll be a fun thing to have along on his trip and help them to keep in touch!
Is that a crazy looking bunch or what? It was fun... all of my siblings and all of their families were able to come, plus my Aunt Louinda!
But I digress... back to the Golf Bag Groom's Cake!
So.... when I first got the email with the pic of a golf bag cake, I was a tiny bit intimidated. First, it was a link to Pink Cake Box (home to some of the most amazing cakes ever!!), which always scares me... but also... it's a standing! golf! bag! cake! Scary business for this cake girl!!
Alrighty then. Now that I've told you how scared I was, I can tell you that I obviously did get it done and it wasn't nearly as hard as I thought! Here are the details:
It was six layers of 6" round butter cake. I assembled it by stacking two layers and adding bubble tea straws, another two layers with bubble tea straws and then the top two layers. It's the same method I used for the rocket ship cake and I have a tutorial showing you what I mean here.
I also covered it the same way I covered the rocket ship cake - by wrapping one large sheet of fondant around the outside of the cake!
The details were done with several tools including my pastry wheel, Xacto knife, stitching tool (from the gum paste tools set), my FMM Multi Ribbon cutter (another favorite tool!!) and of course... my extruder (for all the small round trim work).
I used Fox Run letter cutters and a new set of numbers (can't find the link at the moment) to do the writing on the banner.
I bought zipper molds from Way Beyond Cakes by Mayen Etsy shop to do the zippers (I love, love, love Mayen!!). I didn't quite master using those molds, but it was one of many details so I didn't stress over it too much!
The golf club heads were made from Satin Ice gum paste. I made them two days before and I shaped them directly onto dowel rods. After they were completely dry and hard, my hubby painted them silver using Wilton Silver color mist.
And that's it, I suppose! I could go on and on about details, but it would take forever to explain it all. Just leave me a comment if you have a question, okay?
I hope you enjoyed another peek into my family and of course... all the fun details of the Golf Bag cake!
And here's a great Pinterest-y collage for you if you love to PIN: