Our oldest son turned thirty last week! So, of course, we had to have a party. Since he's a BIG Lakers fan, my daughter-in-law decided to go with an appropriate cake!! But we had to make it work with a Marble Cake that was my grandmother's recipe, which is his favorite cake. Since this particular cake is made in an angel food cake pan, it kind of dictated the size of the layers, unless we wanted to put it in the middle and have enough cake to feed a hundred people!!
So the cake looks a little top heavy!! Oh, well, no one seemed to mind. This was actually my first time to use a sports ball cake pan. But I have a grandson now, so I'm sure there will be more of them in the future!
I cut the "Lakers" out of fondant. I printed it off in the size I needed, laid the paper on the rolled out fondant, then with a pencil I traced each letter, applying just enough pressure to indent the fondant. Then I removed the paper and cut out the letters with a small knife.
The girls sure had fun helping their dad and uncle blow out the candles! Especially since they were the kind that keep lighting again!!
Happy Birthday, Bobby!!