Tuesday, February 11, 2014

WWE Cake Tutorial

Let's get ready to rumble!
My first try at a WWE themed cake. When I got the request I had the deer in the headlights look.There really isn't much out there in  the way of cake and cupcake decor with the WWE theme. 
It's actually quite surprising based on how popular it is.
At the last minute I decided to make a cake that looked like the ring.

For the cake I baked 3  - 8 inch square cakes.
I filled and stacked these before letting them settle overnight.
While those were settling I made the posts out of poly dowels covered with black fondant.

For the ropes I used bucatini pasta painted with red food color.
First I tried licorice laces, then I tried wooden shish kebob skewers. Trial and error brought me to the bucatini which worked perfect!
Paint these and allow them to dry along with the posts.

I made the # 12 using the WWE RAW font on dafont. Make this at least 2 days in advance so it will be nice and stiff when it comes time to stick the numbers on top of the cake.( I didn' t get a photo of this but you can see it in the final photo.)
I admit, I have an obsession with John Cena and I'd LOVE a little sugar version of him on this cake. Unfortunately this was a last minute order so I opted to use a number topper to populate the ring.

In the morning I iced the cake using black fondant over vanilla buttercream.

I covered the top of the cake with a square of white fondant.
I printed a WWE logo with my edible image printer for the center of the ring.

I had planned on drawing it on the mat with edible pens, which if you do not have an edible image printer , will work beautifully.

Using the same WWE Raw font I made a template to cut out the " Raw" logo and the name. I cut everything in reverse so I can just wet the backs and stick to the cake. Then all I have to do is peel the wax paper off and my accents don't stretch or tear.

I attached these to the sides with water.

I cut circles of black fondant with a large drinking straw.

Attach evenly to posts and insert the painted bucatini.

Next I stuck a post to each corner of the cake with some water.
Insert the  # 12 topper and it's done.

All ready to rumble!

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