Baking Date: September 7, 2012
I was asked by one of the baseball team moms to make a cake for her son Ryan. He is a Steelers fan (smart boy!) who just started high school this year. They have a child with severe food allergies, so they didn’t want a really big cake. I suggested small stars cakes spelling out his name, in some sort of Steelers design.
I used the Wilton Mini-Star pan and made a marble cake box mix (marble cake was the birthday boy’s request). I frosted the stars with canned vanilla frosting, dyed with Wilton icing color in Golden Yellow. Truthfully, I added a bit too much dye to the frosting, so it came out more orange than I would have liked.
I found the Steelers “font” online and after the stars had been iced, I carved the letters with the sharp end of a knife. I then filled in the letters with Wilton black sparkle gel icing. The stars were then outlined using a Wilton icing tip #16 in vanilla icing that had been dyed grey (using a small amount of black dye).
The Steelers logo was added to one of the stars, using grey M&Ms to outline the white circle. The white circle and logo diamonds in yellow, red and blue where added on using Wilton sparkle gel icing.
Happy Birthday Ryan!