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Football Cake Recipe

Round sponge cake iced to look like a football. This would make a great birthday cake.

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Time to make

Skill Level

Intermediate

Serves

12 people

Baking ingredients

  • 290 g butter
  • 290 g caster sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 290 g self-raising flour
  • 145 g plain flour

Decorating ingredients

  • Raspberry jam
  • 400 g Renshaw Vanilla Frosting
  • 500 g Renshaw White Ready to Roll Icing
  • 500 g Renshaw Jet Black Ready to Roll Icing
  • 250 g Renshaw Lincoln Green Ready to Roll Icing

Baking Instructions:

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4.

Step 2

Grease and flour a small set of ball or Christmas pudding shaped tins

Step 3

Cream the butter and caster sugar together.

Step 4

Add the eggs, one at a time, adding a spoonful of flour between each.

Step 5

Sieve the plain flour and self-raising flour together. Fold into the mix.

Step 6

Divide the batter into the two halves of the tins and bake for approximately 25 minutes until a cake skewer comes out clean.

Step 7

Leave cakes in their tins on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Turn out on the wire rack and leave to cool completely.

Decorating Instructions:

Step 8

Sandwich the two halves together with raspberry jam and Renshaw Vanilla Frosting.

Step 9

Coat the top and the sides of the ball cake with the vanilla frosting.

Step 10

Knead and roll out the green icing on a work surface lightly dusted with icing sugar.

Step 11

Dampen an 8" cake board and cover with the green icing. Stipple with a wire brush to create a grass-like effect.

Step 12

Knead and roll out the black and white icings on a work surface lightly dusted with icing sugar.

Step 13

Cut black pentagons and white hexagons from the rolled out icing and stick them in place on the cake. You may find that as you get further down the cake the pieces don't fit very well, and you may need to stretch them to fit.

Step 14

You may find that as you get further down the cake the pieces don't fit very well, and you may need to stretch them to fit.

Step 15

Place the ball onto the green cake board, securing in place using royal icing.