So you’ve read the title and now your thinking, “whats the problem”? Last week a client approached us requesting a sculpted golf bag cake for their twins 8th birthday party. As I began with our vanilla sheet cake, filled it with a chocolate meringue buttercream. Iced and ready to sculpt, and then it hit me–I know nothing about golf.
Here is what I do know:
- Tiger Woods plays it
- Its better to have less points
- Happy Gilmore was a great movie
As I began sculpting it did not take long before I realized that the cake looked like a giant peanut rather than a golf bag. That’s when I stopped and turned to a fellow co-worker;
“Hey Dan…do you play golf?” I asked
“Oh yeah! If you want I can bring in my golf bag tomorrow to use as a reference…”
So the next day I walk in to see a red golf bag on the table along with the cake. A sigh of relief to see him working on the cake.
He covered the cake in a red fondant adding white and black accents. Red and white stripped pockets with little black fondant zippers. Modeling chocolate dusted in edible silver was used to create the golf clubs. He even placed a fondant tee and golf ball made out of white chocolate atop some sand, aka, brown sugar. The entire cake was surrounded by piped green icing to look like grass. It came out amazing! And thanks to Dan, looked nothing like a peanut, but a legit golf bag. This golf bag cake was delivered to a home in Nassau County, Long Island.