Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A Football Field Cake

I feel like I've been posting a lot of sweets lately. Sigh... Sorry if I've helped you gain a few pounds... But Thing #1 just had his 10th Birthday. His request was a football field cake. I've never been great at baking, but it seems like lately I've hit my groove. I'm not only loving baking I'm actually doing well at it... It's a good thing I've started going to the gym two hours every weekday morning, or I'd be in trouble.
 
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Grab a baking sheet and turn it upside down. Wrap it with foil. This makes a great cake display... Or you can do it the right way and get a piece of cake cardboard, but that's no fun...
 
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Bake your cakes according to the directions. Thing #1 request was Funfetti Cake. I always add a packet of pudding in with the mix to make it more moist. Make sure you grease and flour the pan. Don't forget to flour. That is what makes the cake come out easily. I made 2 9x13 cakes. Let them cool completely. Turn the first cake upside down in the center of the foil covered baking sheet.
 
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Tap the bottom of the pan and take the pan off.
 
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Then frost it with a thin layer on the top. This is just to adhere the top cake too it. I like to have a lot of frosting on the outside of my cake not in between the two layers. It's really just preference.
 
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Then take the next cake and flip it over carefully on top of the first one. Tap the bottom and remove the pan.
 
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 Now let's set the cake aside for a minute. Grab six yellow bendy straws. Three for each goal post.
 
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Cut two of the straws right above the "bendy" part.
 
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Then cut right below the "bendy" part of the straw. You can discard the bendy part of the straw.
 
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Now grab two more bendy straws and cut a slit on the shorter side of the "bendy" part about 1/2 inch long.
 
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 Now take the side that you cut and slightly fold it in and push it into the short piece that you cut off of the straws in the first step.
 
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 Cut the last two straws the same way.
 
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 Push the ends in slightly and push it into the other side of the short straw piece that you cut in the first step.
 
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So this short straw piece now has two complete straws sticking out of the sides. 
 
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 Make a small slit in the middle of the short straw that is in the center.
 
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Slide your scissors in that slit and turn it into an x.
 
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Take the long piece of straw you cut in the first step and slide it into this x.
 
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Now bend one of the bendy straws so the long part is going the opposite direction as the long piece you just put into the x.
 
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Bend the other side up as well to complete one goal post.
 
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Repeat with the other goal post so you have two. I made two of every step along the way so I had two completed ones at the end.
 
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 Now frost the cakes. I used Coolwhip Vanilla Frosting. It's in the freezer section of the store by the Coolwhip. It's delicious! I used two entire tubs.
 
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Then spray the cake with Green Food Coloring Spray.
 
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When it first goes on it's shiny and then it turns more matte when it's dry. Here is an up close look. It is super fun to work with and it's so easy!
 
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Then on the top of the cake I sprinkled a layer of green sprinkles to make it look like turf or grass.
 
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And then I very pathetically hand piped on the rows and markings of a football field. I do not have a steady hand yet, so you get what you get... I definitely wouldn't cut it on Cake Boss.
 
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Then take your two goal posts and stick one into each side of the cake in the end zone.
 
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Add some birthday candles and you've got yourself a Football Field Birthday Cake.
 
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 Shannon

1 comment:

  1. What a fun cake!! All your boys have to do is say what they want - and there it is!! So creative! What a great party for my dear Briz.

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