Help With Red Sox Cake

Decorating By sugarandstuff Updated 19 Oct 2010 , 2:33am by GHOST_USER_NAME

sugarandstuff Posted 17 Oct 2010 , 6:46pm
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Hi, I am making a Boston Red Sox cake for my friend's 40th birthday this week. The design of the cake is white fondant with buttons in the front, made to look like a baseball jersey and then little gumpaste glove, bat and hat on top. I made the gum paste stuff so far and am happy how they turned out - however having a HORRIBLE time with the words "Red Sox" that will go across the front of the jersey (across the front of an 8" cake) I tried exacto knifing it out of fondant and then using edible marker to out line in blue and it looks horrible. Any suggestions would be appreciated Thank you!

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Karen421 Posted 17 Oct 2010 , 7:00pm
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You could cut the letters out of blue just a little larger then put the red on top. icon_lol.gif

sugarandstuff Posted 17 Oct 2010 , 7:12pm
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They just don't look great cut with the exacto - kind of messy.

Renaejrk Posted 17 Oct 2010 , 7:26pm
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You may need a sharper exacto. I have that problem sometimes. The only other thing would be to make a printout, then make a stencil of the letters and stencil it with RI on the cake. You could outline it with RI in the blue.

sharlanet Posted 19 Oct 2010 , 2:10am
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I had a hard time with my Red Sox logo too. I ended up doing a chocolate transfer. It wasn't perfect but good enough for my daughter's birthday. You can see it in my photos. Good luck!

GHOST_USER_NAME Posted 19 Oct 2010 , 2:33am
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I just saw Duff's "food spray" at Michael's today..I haven't tried it out but I'm betting that you could make a stencil and spray it onto your fondant. Has anyone used the food spray yet?

Or, you could make a stencil and paint the logo directly onto the fondant with petal dust or luster dust (made into a liquid by adding lemon or almond extract). HTH icon_smile.gif

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