Introduction: Delicious Football Cake

Are there football fans in your family? Or, maybe, you wish to surprise your friend, who is crazy about this kind of sports, with an unusual gift? If so, then this delicious football cake just won’t leave them indifferent. It does not only look like a real soccer ball, but it also has superb taste your loved ones have never tried before! So, leave your household chores aside and start learning the recipe right away!

Step 1: Ingredients

For the mahogany cake:

  • Flour: 200 g
  • Cocoa powder: 50 g
  • Eggs: 6
  • Sugar: 200 g
  • Vanilla sugar: 2 tsp
  • Butter: 100 g

For the glaze:

  • Sugar: 1 glass
  • Cocoa: 4 tbsp
  • Milk: 3 tbsp
  • Butter: 4 tbsp

For the décor:

  • White gum paste
  • Black gum paste

Step 2: Cook the Mahogany Cake

Whisk eggs with sugar until the mass becomes twice or thrice larger. Add flour, vanilla sugar, butter and cocoa powder. Stir everything well. Take two dish-shaped round baking cases, oil them a bit or cover with baking paper. This will facilitate the process of removing the cake. Bake in the oven at 180 degrees. All in all, you should bake 2 cakes.

Step 3: Cook the Glaze

While the mahogany cake is baking, it is high time to cook the glaze. To do that, just mix sugar, cocoa and milk. Stir everything well with a spoon. Add butter and place on small fire. Boil the glaze until it becomes dense. This usually takes around 15 minutes. As soon as your glaze is ready, let it cool down a bit.

Step 4: Assemble the Cake

Take the cakes and cut the upper parts of them. Make sure they fit each other to form a ball. Cover one layer of the cake with the glaze and join them together. Then cover the whole “ball” with chocolate glaze to make the dimples and other defects invisible.

Step 5: Decorate the Football Cake

Roll out the white gum paste and cut the hexagons. To make the task simpler, it is recommended to cut the hexagons out of cardboard, each side of which should constitute 3.5 cm. Then roll out the black gum paste and cut the pentagons out of it, having prepared similar cardboard samples in advance. Decorate the cake ball with these elements to give it the shape and look of a real ball for a football game. It is better to start with the top of the ball using a black pentagon.

Step 6: Enjoy the Cake!

That’s it! Your football cake is now ready! Hopefully, it will become a real surprise for your football fan!

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