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Made this sports-themed cake for a sweet young boy who was turning 9 and loves all things sport in Pittsburgh!

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I used a neat trick I found here on Cake Central to imprint the tri-sport logo onto fondant and then cut it out with an exact-o knife (watch the tutorial, it shows how to use royal icing to make a transfer).  This is such a cool technique to transfer about any image you have to fondant and it’s pretty easy and quick.

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I used my clay extruder to make the yellow border around the “P” and the black border around the white disc. The letters, stars, jersey and other sports images are cut from homemade marshmallow fondant using this cutter set from Cake Boss.  I hand cut the hockey stick as I had no cutter for that (can’t you tell…).

The cake was a 10″ round double-chocolate with chocolate mousse filling and iced with vanilla buttercream.  All of the details were cut from homemade marshmallow fondant.

Happy birthday, Carson!   I really enjoyed making your cake!