When asked to make a rugby ball cake for Max, I was delighted with the opportunity to try something new.
I initially thought about buying a special shaped cake tin, but decided that it would be better to try and carve the cake. Shaping the ball was definitely the most difficult part of creating this cake. My best friend called around for a chat as I was carving the cake and offered a very helpful second opinion.
Max wanted a specific Canterbury rugby ball recreated in cake and his Mum sent me some photos to use as reference. I was very pleased with the final cake and even more delighted by Max's reaction.
When I delivered the cake Max was thrilled with it and even said that it looked like I had taken a real ball and placed it on the board. It's reactions like this that every baker wants when they make a cake.
The cake was a huge success with Max's friends. I think it was a hit with the dads and uncles too!