Last weekend we hosted a wrestling birthday party for my 9 year old boy. I was lucky enough to find a wrestling event close to home. So, when I invited some kids over for a wrestling birthday party; it also included a real wrestling show! But…not before a wrestling – DIY Pro Wrestling Birthday Cake. A “WWE”- cake! A No Fondant Cake –
Fire Pro Wrestling in Northwest Indiana is a Christian based pro wrestling team. They keep the show family friendly, and they do many charitable wrestling matches for kids. This particular night’s show was to raise money for a little baby in need of heart surgery. What a great group of guys!
The wrestlers were nice enough to pose with the kids during intermission. This is the birthday boy posing with a champion! Fun stuff!
But…the real reason for this post is to show you how I made this wrestling cake.
- Square cake – 2 layers
- Black frosting
- Silver or Black paper straws – I found mine at Target
- Red Pull and Peel Licorice
- White Frosting
- #67 Wilton Leaf tip and piping bag
You’ll want to start out by baking two square cakes and stacking them on your serving platter.
I am not a huge fan of fondant – I have not had the best results working with the stuff. One of these days, I’ll take a course in working with fondant. Until then…I’m happy with my imperfect birthday cakes.
- I have found that if you want a true black color, it’s best to start with a dark color like brown (chocolate frosting works great), and add black food coloring
- The result is a rich black color
- After I frosted the cake with black frosting, – I used Pull and Peel Licorice to make a little candy cane shape in the middle of the cake
- I then used a #67 Wilton Leaf Tip and a bag of white frosting to make 2 Ws in the middle of the cake. the leaf tip did all of the work for me – instant layers of W!
- The bottom section of the larger W overlaps the licorice piece in the middle of the cake
- The smaller W goes inside of the larger W
- I then used silver paper straws that I found at Target for the rope support
- I just cut them to the size I wanted with scissors and inserted one into each of the four corners of the cake
- I then attached pieces of pull and peel licorice around the straws to look like rope
- I just squeezed the licorice ends around the straws until it stuck together in a nice tight loop
- I used 8 pieces and trimmed them to fit the length of my cake
- That’s it – my amateur Pro Wrestling Cake!
~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com