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Contest Photo by: ChefJacqui
PA
Category: Sports & Hobbies

Brief Description:

This is a cake of Beaver Stadium (Penn State University). It was for my best friend who graduated college in May of 2009. She was so excited and loved the addition I made of the Joe-Pa bobble head. Everything (except Joe-Pa & plastic goal posts) is edible, the scoreboard, the lights, even the trees are hand made out of sugar cones and royal icing.

Ingredients:

CAKE:
Cake Flour
Baking Powder
Baking Soda
Granulated Sugar
Vegetable Oil
Whole large eggs
Vanilla Extract

ICING:
Confectioner's sugar
Vegetable Shortening
Unsalted Butter
Vanilla Extract
Butter Extract

MISC. DECOR:
Fondant
confectioner's sugar
vegetable shortening
Sugar Ice Cream Cones
Round sprinkles

Steps:

1)started with a 1/4 sheet cake on a foil wrapped wooden board & spread a thin layer of icing. 2)placed a 2nd 1/4 sheet cake on top & spread another layer of icing. 3) placed a 3rd 1/4 sheet cake on top, & carefully carved out the center on an angle to create the stadium seating on an angle. 4)used a 4th 1/4 sheet & cut it into 4 equal pieces. I cut away a slight angle to each side. 5)lightly iced the side of the 3 stacked 1/4 sheets to apply the 4th cut 1/4 sheet pieces to each side to add the "extra seating". 6)crumb iced the whole cake & sat in freezer over night. 7)generously iced the entire cake, & used my spatula to smooth the sides. I used a 3 sided cake comb to create the look of bleachers. 8)sprayed the outside of the cake with blue airbrush. 9)shook some sprinkles for the "people" 10)used my small offset spatula to spread it around without touching the "bleachers" 11)Add the finishing touches and my hand-made trees, scoreboard lights & Lion Head... & of cour
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