I recently had the chance to make a golf-themed retirement cake. For the design, I decided to go with a golf bag!
And after looking at numerous golf bags on Google, I decided to simplify the design of this particular bag – the Pierotucci Canvas and Firm Grain Embossed Leather Golf Bag:
And this is how it turned out as a 3-D, fondant-covered, golf bag cake:
I remembered two questions about this cake, which I thought would be helpful to share the answers here:
Question #1: “How was the cake shaped?”
The cake was hand carved using a serrated knife. I baked rectangular sheets of cake and stacked them up. Next, I carved out the shape of the golf bag the same way one would carve an ice sculpture or clay sculpture – by cutting away pieces of cake and in some cases, adding some. With cake, tt’s definitely a time-sensitive process – gotta get that icing on before it dries out!
Question #2: “How was the writing done?”
The writing was done using a food colouring marker. It’s like a regular marker, but it’s filled with food colouring instead. Really great for little dots and lines. The one I used here was the AmeriColor Gourmet Writer:
A few more photos of the cake for you to enjoy: