Tee Party

The second cake of the weekend was for my golf-crazy Dad's birthday. As he's the captain at his golf club this year and it was captain's weekend, I had very little choice but to make a golf themed cake really.

I began by making a Victoria sponge cake, filling it with with strawberry jam and vanilla buttercream, and then icing the whole thing with a pale green fondant:

I added a paler green section to show the actual golf green (with a golf ball just sitting on the edge of the hole) and a small mound for a future fondant Dad to rest against.

On this occasion the double cake extravanganza meant that I didn't have time to take photos as I went along, but in future I'll be sure to go into more detail about making fondant people. This was my first attempt at making a big fondant person so concentration was vital! 

In the end we sliced the cake and left it out for everyone who attended the evening event at my Dad's captain's weekend. It's amazing how happy people are with free cake after they've had a few drinks!