Tarta raqueta decorada con fondant |tennis racket cake decorated with fondant

Even though it may seem incredible, I made two different cakes for the same day and party!!!! We were celebrating my sister’s and my nephew’s birthdays. So I baked and decorated a handbag and a  tennis racket cake for the same date. To be honest, I was quite behind schedule, so when the day came, I only finished the two cakes just before dessert!!!

Well, what can I say? That I am an expert in taking the plunge? I hate to say it, but this time I admit my husband is right when he says I do too many things at the same time…

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Tennis Racket Cake www.vivalascookies.com

Mikel not only is my nephew. He is also my godson. As he loves playing tennis, I said to myself: “Why not make him a tennis racket cake similar to his racket?” The only problem was that I did not have a clue on how to make one. So, I turned to the Internet but did not find anything worthwhile. I ended up relying on my imagination.

Tennis Racket Cake www.vivalascookies.com

As you can see from the photo above, the tennis racket cake is thicker than it should be, but if I had made it with a normal thickness for a tennis racket we wouldn’t have eaten much!!! (Well, that’s not completely true as we also had the handbag cake!!!J). This time I made a chocolate cake and filled and frosted it with white chocolate ganache.

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Tennis Racket Cake www.vivalascookies.com

The toughest part ended up being making the net cords with royal icing. By the time I got to this task, I was pretty tired. It was a challenge to keep the cords in straight lines. The best part was that Mikel really liked the surprise.

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