Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tennis Court Cake

I made this for my Father-in-law who plays tennis daily.  Last year I made a tennis racket, this year the court, next year...hmmm, it'll most likely be tennis related.  I've been wanting to make a pair of sneakers but didn't have any time last week and had to do a much simpler cake.  I used a loaf pan to bake the Chocolate Sour Cream Cake (8"x4") then carved the sides straight down.  Covered in MMF and filled with Oreo IMBC - my new favorite filling, it's so delicious:  Just make IMBC then blend in some finely crushed Oreo cookies...delish!

For the net, I mixed some of the green fondant from the court with white, made the net markings by lightly indenting in the fondant and brushed it very lightly with moss green petal dust to help make it pop.  I then used a stitching wheel along the white bands and let the net dry overnight so it would stand up nicely over the cake.

The tennis balls were about 1/4" round and I used a round piping tip to press in the markings on the sides of the ball...all 41 of them!

I used some of the tennis balls along the lettering and scattered the remaining ones over the rest of the cake.

A small and simple cake but it was perfect for him and the family loved it!



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