This cake was actually a birthday cake, made for a guy that loves Gamecocks and Ralph Lauren Polo.
His daughter requested that I find a way to mix the two.
At first I thought it might be a bit of a challenge, but I was actually very pleased with how it turned out!
Here's a little peek into the "before" process of a cake:
Cocky (the Gamecocks mascot) was hand sculpted out of RK's, fondant and gum paste.
Cocky is always holding up the #1 sign! So this mini replica was no exception.
The polo images were actually hand painted on gum paste discs that I cut out and then allowed to air dry before drawing the images on. I actually looked at the image on a polo shirt that I own and just free handed it with edible markers (a very cool tool by the way!).