Cake for Kelley O’Hara
Last week I had the absolute pleasure of getting to make a birthday cake for Women’s World Cup champion and Olympic soccer gold medalist, Kelley O’Hara. Getting to watch Kelley play in the World Cup last month was such a thrill. That goal she scored in the semi-final game (the ninja kick one!) was the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen. Kelley is such an incredible athlete and I look forward to watching her dominate on the field for our country much more in the future. For the soccer star’s birthday, instead of some grass-covered soccer field cake you can get at Publix, I wanted to make something a bit different (and a little more elegant) that still represented soccer and also referenced her World Cup win. I decided to go with a vanilla buttercream frosted cake and added red and blue buttercream in a watercolor fashion. I topped the cake with edible gold dust to reference that medal she just won, and finished it off with a soccer ball (fondant was used for the soccer ball’s geometric shapes), as well as a paper topper.