I have a client (friend) who wants me to make a cake for her husband's 39th birthday. She wants a football cake and settled on this design:
I'm supposed to work a Buffalo Bills logo in there somehwere. I was thinking in the empty space to the left of the goal post (where one of the football players is currently). She doesn't know exactly what she wants written on the cake, but thinks she wants something like "Happy Birthday Albert. Enjoy you last year in your 30s". I don't know how/where to fit that much writing on the cake. Can any of you think of something witty along those lines, but much shorter? It probably has to fit on the right side of the goal post.
39 and still kicking
Over the hill but still kicking
Albert's leaving his 30s kicking and screaming
If you need to write a lot and aren't overly comfortable with piping it, you can always write it with a food pen onto a piece of fondant.
One idea (if Albert is a DIE HARD Bills fan) is to find out who player 39 is and possibly use that somehow?
When a customer insists on extra writing on a cake that I know wont look right, or be too busy on the top of a cake, I will figure out spacing, and write on the side of the cake... works great! give you a little extra breathing room to work with...
Could you fit that on the football? Or write it on the actual goal post - it looks wide enough to have letters - you could use white fondant to make it, dry it, then write on it instead of piping.
Not as far over the hill as the Bills.
At least you're still kicking!
Sorry, Bills football jokes.......... bad me..........
Don't want to make it an extra hassle, but what about making 2 cakes and using half of the 2nd to add or extend the first. Put your logo and writing there. Like an extra 6 inch section under the goal post. And it's buttercream, so it's not like you'd have to roll big fondant for it.
39 and holding
How about: Mad Dash to 40 yard line
Ooooppsss, sorry he's turning 39 not 40, lol. Maybe: Mad dash from or to the 39 yard line, Score!!
like poohsmomma said ...39 and holding....HOLDING EVERYTHING I GOT!!! HA!!!