This is a follow-up to the Cookies n’ Cream Cake post from a couple days ago. The mini cake was to photograph in all it’s cookie n’ cream glory. But this is really the cake I made for my husband’s birthday. He is an avid golfer, so I thought this would be a lot of fun for him!
Plus, I can honestly say that it was much easier than I originally thought!
I made another half recipe of the cream cheese icing for this decorating. I split the icing batch into thirds and split it among 3 bowls. One bowl I tinted with brown gel food coloring. One bowl I tinted to a light shade of green. The last was tinted a darker shade of green and stiffened with a 1/4 cup more powdered sugar.
I started with a cake that had already been crumb coated and chilled. I then spread the brown icing around the sides of the cake with an off-set spatula. Then I spread the light green icing across the top. I wasn’t too concerned with it looking perfect. Most of the top will get covered in darker green icing.
The darker green icing was spooned into a piping bag fitted with a #223 piping tip to create the blades of grass. I did find that when the icing got warm, it didn’t create the sharp threads that I was after, so I stuck the piping bag in the freezer for a few minutes to stiffen up.
I then just piped little strands of green icing all around the edges of the cake, leaving a opening in the middle in the shape of a putting green (which can be whatever shape you like). With the extra brown icing, I tinted it black and then piped a small circle on one side of the green. I made a little flag using a wooden stick (normally used for kabobs) and stuck it in the center of the ‘hole’.
Fortunately we have golf balls all around our house, so I found the cleanest one. Cleaned it some more. And stuck it on the cake as well.
My husband was so impressed with his cake. He immediately put it on the ground and tried to tee off from it.
It doesn’t matter how old they turn, boys will be boys….
Check out the recipe for the cake and icing here!