Saturday, June 5, 2010

Happy Birthday, Timmy!

A Philadelphia Union Birthday Cake

Our friend Timmy is turning 30 this weekend, and his wife decided to throw him a surprise party.  Although, Matt definitely cannot make the party, and I may not be able to, I wanted to make a cake for him.  His wife, Jess, clued me into the fact that his favorite cake is strawberry shortcake.  I was very excited at this news as I have been dying to make a strawberry cake of some sort.  Matt helped me decide on the theme of the cake, which is the logo of the Philadelphia Union Soccer team.  Timmy is a big soccer fan and has gone to several games of the new team.  I really hope he likes it!

I made a basic pound cake recipe, used fresh strawberries with a little sugar for the filling, and made a swiss meringue buttercream frosting.  The fondant took a long time to tint to the appropriate colors.  Who knew navy was such a hard color to dye?   To finish it off, I dipped some strawberries in white chocolate and surrounded the bottom of the cake with them.

How good do these strawberries look?


  1. This is your most impressive creation to date. UNBELIEVABLE!!!!

    Look out Duff Goldman!

  2. Would like to say thanks Ali. It was one of the best cakes I've ever had. I also haven't shared the leftovers with anyone.