Thailand might not have a chance in the Euro Cup... mostly because they're not in Europe..but anyways my Thai friend Thip is a huge fan! He recently had a birthday, his first in America, so my husband and I wanted to give him a special cake for the occasion.
The second project was to celebrate the recent high school graduates at West Shore Church. My husband heads up the youth group at West Shore and had a special morning planned at church for recognition of the graduates and of course cupcakes!
First the birthday cake. The soccer ball was clearly the center of the birthday cake. I wanted to try to make it look as accurate as possible. My biggest challenge with that was attempting to mimic the very precise and symetrical pattern of the ball.
Happy Birthday Thip!
I very quickly found out good old liquid food color was a much better option. The gel didn't get the brilliant deep hue of red velvet and once baked tasted really off. Once I used liquid food color, the cupcakes were a breeze.
For a few I tried only putting color in half the batter and swirling the two together.
I cut out fondant letters and a simple swirl frosting in the grads colors finished off the cakes. The picture isn't quite clear but I think everyone got the conGRADulation message!