Spark wanted to bring something special for the snack table at the fantasy football draft he and Dad were going to. He settled on a football cake, which we made at the last minute, which shows in the frosting job. The cake came out of the oven at 4:50 and they had to leave at 5:30. After the cake came out of the oven I cut it in a football shape and popped it in the fridge while making the frosting so at least the surface would be cool enough to frost.
The frosting is Creamy Vanilla Frosting
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup softened butter
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
About 2 tablespoons milk
Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix with the hand mixer until it is a spreadable consistency.
I scooped out a little bit while it was still white for the laces on the ball. The hard part was making the frosting football brown. We got out the colors and it said to use two drops of red to every one drop of green and yellow.
It did make it pretty in the bowl. I started with twice that amount and mixed it up. It looked like pale skin. With the urging of the kids I kept adding more and more and more colors. It was still the color of puce and never did get very dark. The solution was to get out the unsweetened chocolate and keep dumping it in until we got a semi dark color which was quickly starting to look like chocolate frosting. The clock was ticking so I smeared it on the cake, Dancer put the white frosting in a sandwich bag to be able to pipe it on the cake, I drew on the laces, snapped a quick picture, threw some saran wrap on the top and the boys were out the door with instructions not to smash the top or chip the plate. Hope it is good.