It was a very simple 9x12 cake covered in grass-tip buttercream and a real golf ball plunked into a hole made by a cup. I figured "yeah sure, that's cool. But.... I can do better". Oh boy! I haven't been that excited to create a cake in a long time ;)
I started with my devils food chocolate cake, thinking I'd make a double-layer round.
But something went horribly wrong and it turned into an ever-oozing lava cake in my oven and then one of the layers split apart in the cooling stage. WTF?!
So in the time crunch I was in, I reverted to the quick and easy recipe I used for the margarita cupcakes (sans lime, of course). I made a 9x12 vanilla cake with the intentions of making the decoration the high point. And boy was it.
|I started with a crumb coat and then....|
|I made a 'fairway, green, pond, and sand trap.|
|What sand trap doesn't have a few balls in it?|
|I'm particularly proud of my pond. It's dumb, I know|
In the end, the cake was yummy. Not quite as amazing as the moist delicious devils food, but definitely good. The decorations were the real hit. Gramps loved his cake so much that he took photos of it for show & tell with his golfing buddies. That'swhatI'mtalkinabout!!!