This is my first football T-shirt cake. It is a replica of the T-shirt of Osasuna, our local football team. Jon, the son of my friend, Mila, turned 7 years old and was going to celebrate it with his class. I don’t think the picture does justice to the cake, but it was an enormous cake.

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Tarta Camiseta Fútbol Osasuna
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The first thing I did was research on the Internet and ask my children for help choosing the most updated Osasuna T-shirt. Once the model and cake size were clear, I sketched the T-shirt on a big card stock that served as reference to cut the cake.

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Tarta camiseta Osasuna www.vivalascookies.com

Thinking backwards, I do not know how I could handle such big cake sheets without breaking them. One and a half years have passed since I made this cake, so it is not easy to remember all its details. However, I do remember that I had to create a huge base for the cake, since I wasn’t able to find a big one in the shops. I had some difficulties rolling out such a great amount of fondant as well as covering the cake. However, with some patience and happiness it finally worked out.

 

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Tarta camiseta Osasuna www.vivalascookies.com

To cover the ball with fondant I used a pentagon made out of card stock that helped me cut the white and black fondant pieces. The T-shirt was made of chocolate cake filled and frosted with white chocolate ganache. I dyed the fondant a couple of days before making the cake. I needed to make sure that both the red and blue colors of the T-shirt looked exactly as planned.

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Tarta camiseta Osasuna www.vivalascookies.com

I really enjoyed making the T-shirt decorations. I started modeling them one week ahead of time. All the details were made out of sugar paste: the football emblem, the ADIDAS and CAN logos, the football player. For making them I had both the letters and the emblem printed in a card stock used as template for cutting the sugar paste. I let the decorations dry for a few days before painting them. All decorations were attached to the cake using a pencil moistened with a bit of water. The details of the neck, the elbow and the scarf were made right before placing them on to the cake.

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Detalles camiseta Osasuna www.vivalascookies.com

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Escudo LFP camiseta Osasuna www.vivalascookies.com

The football player was modeled in several steps: the first day, I did the torso, the legs, the head and the ball. The second day, I attached the head and legs to the torso; I dressed the football player and added the arms. The third day, I did the hair and the remaining details.

Escudo Osasuna modelado con fondant

Escudo Osasuna fondant
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Jugador Osasuna
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I was really pleased with the cake! Jon and his classmates loved the surprise.

 

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