My boyfriend is a huge Leafs fan. He has stuck with them through the good and the bad and has made me a default leafs fan.
So naturally for his birthday I was going to make him a hockey themed cake. I initially thought of making a hockey rink (arena?) but decided that there wouldn't be enough actual cake to eat or too much cake. Still want to try that sometime though.
This cake was relatively simple to make. I had originally planned on adding a buttercream border at the bottom to hide the imperfections of fondant but I didn't have enough time.
It is also much harder to cover a square or rectangle cake in fondant than it is for a round cake.
And it is also much harder to fit a Tamil name onto a tiny little maple leaf.
After I made the cake, I realized I should have done the BACK of the jersey with his name as the players name rather than the front.
I then smashed the cake into a wall and started all over again.
I brushed my shoulders off and put it in the books for next time.
I also just realized that this is the first 'boy' cake I've made. It kind of killed me that I couldn't put anything pink or pretty on it :(
I guess what matters in the end is that he loved it, even though he doesn't really eat cake....weirdo.
On a different note, I know I kind of fell off the face of the blogworld this past week. Its only because I'm running around like a chicken with its head cut off. I will be back to some much needed baking soon with more pics and funnier posts than this one....I hope.
Till then...Happy Baking!!