Friday, May 13, 2011

It's Outta Here

Another day, another cake.  This one was challenging, but fun.  The challenge was in the measuring and geometry.  Kids, whenever you think to yourselves, "I'll never use algebra or geometry in real life."  Think again.  I use it all the time and unfortunately, I stunk at it in school and still do, so I'm constantly online to remind myself of the basics.

There's not much to say about this cake other than it was for a Grandfather of 9 who's a Milwaukee Brewers fan and who's turning 60.  He didn't want to really make a big deal of his age, so we left that out and kept the black out of the picture. 

Anyway, here's the cake.  My husband was impressed, so I take that as a great compliment!

 Vintage Brewers Logo

I don't know much about baseball, so I asked my husband who the good players were.  He gave me two names, Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun.  I chose to forge Fielder's signature on the baseball bat, and 5 minutes later, my husband called and told me that Braun was the better known player.  Oh well.  I can't tell who the signature is anyway, so whatever!  And who knows if he actually uses a Louisville Slugger.  I probably should have flown in the whole team and had them sign the cake, but I don't have my own Food Network or TLC show.  Still waiting to be discovered as the next big deal...along with the other millions.

Tried to copy the Brewers' logo and font to an extent.  It's not exact, but I like how it turned out.

The sign was designed by my friend who ordered the cake.  It helped cut down on the amount of work for me, so that was nice.  You can't see well from the picture, but there's a picture of each of his grandchildren.

It was a challenge to get the "sand" to stick just to the frosting mounds and not to the rest of the cake.  I'd be interested in seeing if there's such thing as a mini vacuum out there that I could use on food only.
More details.  I loved the little baseballs around the edges of the cake. 
They took a while, but they were worth it...