Thursday, July 28, 2011

Creative Cakes In the field of Sports

In 1967, boxing legend Muhammad Ali celebrated his 25th birthday with a 578-pound cake.


Iraqi bodybuilders posed with this cake of Arnold Schwarzenegger for his 57th birthday.


Famed chef Duff Goldman, of Food Network's Ace of Cakes, created the official NFL Super Bowl XLI cake.


Now THIS is a cake. Students at the Culinary Academy of India built an edible 15-foot-by-2-foot cricket bat and 60-inch ball for the national cricket team. Three chefs, assisted by 30 student chefs used 200 kilograms of icing sugar, 300 egg whites, five kilograms of gelatin and 20 kilograms of corn flour and spent 120 hours of work on the cake, just to wish the Indian cricket team luck during the Cricket World Cup 2007.


Former boxing champ Ricky Hatton celebrated his 30th birthday before a press conference for his 2008 IBF light welterweight fight against Paulie Malignaggi in Manchester, England. Hatton won the fight via 11th-round TKO.


Boston Red Sox legend Johnny Pesky celebrated his 88th birthday in style at Fenway Park.


Fans marvel over a chocolate replica of FC Barcelona's Stadium, Camp Nou Stadium, at Bosch Pastry Shop in Pineda de Mar, near Barcelona. The edible stadium was made of nearly 700 kilograms of chocolate.


Former career home run leader Hank Aaron (center) is joined by baseball greats Reggie Jackson, Frank Robinson, Sammy Sosa, Don Baylor, Phil Niekro, Sonny Jackson and Ernie Banks as he blows out the candles on his 65th birthday cake.


Mike Tyson has a knack for biting things.


The late NFL linebacker Sam Mills got a big head for his 38th birthday.


A yummier version of Jeff Gordon's car.


Martina Hingis and Anna Kournikova check out a huge cake in the shape of Arthur Ashe Stadium, another creation by chef Duff Goldman.


The Phillie Phanatic got this in 2009.


Former NHL player Benoit Hogue cuts into a Stanley Cup cake during All-Star weekend in 2007.