Cutting the trophy
Paul has made himself a template and places it on top of the cake which he then carves around. If this were a 3d cake Paul would be using dark chocolate ganache to cover the cake but as it is lying flat, the less structurally supportive milk chocolate ganache will do fine.
Carving and ganaching the trophy
Paul starts by adding a curve to the trophy by shaving little bits of cake off around the edges. Then it’s on with the first layer of ganache all over the cake and then put in the fridge to firm up. To make the cake smooth, use a combination of acetate smoothers and clean wet hands.
Transferring the cake and adding the handles
Paul is having second thoughts about covering his beautiful board but in the end decides he must. It actually works out quite well and even with the handles added, it doesn’t take away too much from the board. Paul makes the handles by shaping sausages of sugarpaste and then starts glazing and painting the trophy.
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- 10” Square by 3” deep chocolate cake
- 1.1kg Dark chocolate ganache
Cake Card and Drums
- 14” Square cake drum
- 1kg White
- 30g Black
- 500g Yellow
- 400g Red
- 250g Blue
- 20g flower paste
Paints and Dusts
- Black pro gel from rainbow dusts
- Royal Blue Dust
- French Navy
- Scarlet red
- Lemon Yellow
- Satin Silver
- Sharp cutting knife
- Serrated knife
- Palette knife
- Size 6 and 1 paintbrushes
- PME modelling tools
- Dresden tool
- Ball tool
- Flexi smoother
- Rolling pin
- FMM funky letter tappits
- Piping bag
Join Paul for our latest cake tutorial Catalan.
This Barcelona football cake is perfect for the sports fan in your life. In this week's tutorial, Paul shows you how to make this fantastic Catalan themed cake. Made as a birthday cake for his friend Albert's 50th, this tutorial is an excellent one to learn for anyone looking to add sports themed cakes to their repertoire.
In this week's tutorial, Paul shows you how to make this fantastic Catalan themed cake. Made as a birthday cake for his friend Albert's 50th, this tutorial is an excellent one to learn for anyone looking to add sports themed cakes to their repertoire. The trophy and ribbon design also mean that this cake can be interpreted for any sport or team. Not only this but you will also learn how to make edible mosaic designs for your cakes and their backgrounds
Not only delightful to eat but delicious to look at. This lesson includes
- cake carving
- how to make an intricate mosaic design
- effectively use edible paint
- apply ganache
- and much more
Don't forget to share your interpretations of this wonderful cake with Paul and the rest of the Sugarcraft community on our Facebook group.
Who knows? You may even end up featured in one of our monthly members' cake blogs.
For similar ideas, you can also check out our article '5 Fantastic Cakes For the Football Fan in your Life' which showcases some of the best football themed cakes from across the web.