Football birthday cake

Boys…birthday…football…cake. Pretty much everything a little boy wants! I’ve made this design cake on more than one occasion and it is incredibly simple to make. Each time, I think the sponge and buttercream have been different flavours, but that goes to show anything will work. 

Cake was baked in two square tins and put together to make a rectangle, stacked and filled with buttercream. These were also pre-airbrush machine (this has changed my life with cakes), so I mixed powder colour with vanilla extract and used balled up kitchen towel to cover the cake in green, marked out some lines in white and used chocolate footballs to line the cake.