The Football Cake!

posted 30 May 2014, 10:46 by Kirsty Hoyle
My lovely friend and customer Sonya asked me to make a football cake for her son, Fraser's 9th birthday. Easy I thought. I haven't made an actual football cake before but I've made sphere cakes (see princess carriage below!) The more I researched the more it became evident that some maths is involved in this cake as the pentagons and hexagons that make up the black and white pattern on the cake have to be of a certain size depending on the size of the circumference of your cake tins (have I lost you yet?)
Anyway to cut a long story short I asked some of my friends who are good at maths to help with an equation that would give me the right size of shapes and Bob's your uncle! Quite proud of this one if I say so myself!