Marathon Logos and Birthday Present Fondant Cakes

These cakes were for my friend Dave’s wife Lisa who is an avid marathon runner so he wanted a cake with some of the logos of the marathons that she’s run on it.  It was a good stretch for us to try something new and ultimately it came out pretty good.  Courtney wanted to try her hand at bow making so we made the little present cake, covered it in pink fondant and then Cort made the bow out of a teal fondant and gum paste mixture and we made a gift tag out of white fondant/gum paste and wrote on it with edible food markers.  The logo cake we covered in white fondant and then put a logo on each side and 1 on top.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with marathon logos (like we were), I’ll tell you what they all are.  The “26.2”on the top of the cake is the length of a marathon and the 3 red stripes on the front is the logo for the Red Rocks marathon.

The orange logo there on the side is the logo for the Ragnar marathon.

The logo on the back (or in this photo, on the right) is the logo for the St George marathon which we had to cheat on a bit because we couldn’t do the script that they did in the actual logo on our cake (it was really hard to do in fondant!) and the logo on the left in orange is the logo for the Utah Valley marathon.  It was fun to do something different so thanks Dave for giving us the opportunity!  Lisa loves cherry chip cake so I adapted the White Almond Sour Cream recipe which was using a cherry chip cake mix and adding 1/2 tablespoon of cherry extract to the recipe for flavoring and of course then my vanilla buttercream frosting (when you find something that works and tastes delicious like the White Almond Sour Cream cake recipe and the Vanilla Buttercream Frosting recipe then why not use it?).  Happy Birthday Lisa!

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