Albert Pujols Cake Sculpture
These cakes were created for their 10th Anniversary Party on New Year's Eve ('09-'10).
by Cake Artists Roland & Marsha Winbeckler
Albert & Deidre Pujols with Marsha & Roland Winbeckler
in Front of Cake Sculptures.
Every sculpture starts with a strong frame and then stacking and sculpting the cake begins. And more sculpting. . . then a crumb coat of icing to keep the cake fresh.
Here both cakes are fully sculpted and ready to be decorated. The heads of the sculptures had a base of modeling chocolate that was covered with rolled fondant. The fondant was hand sculpted to create the life-like features.
Close-up of the Cardinals' famous "Birds on the Bat," which was made of modeling chocolate. Here's a close-up of the P-U-J-O-L-S and number
5 on the the back of the uniform.
Fondant was used to cover the torsos of the sculptures. The sculptures were documented by the official photo and video crews.
View of right side of Albert Pujols cake sculpture. Roland did a pencil drawing as a gift for Albert and Deidre.
Three-quarters view of Albert Pujols cake sculpture. View of left side of Albert Pujols cake sculpture.
Roland and Marsha Winbeckler with the cake sculptures. Roland and Marsha spent approximately 200 man/woman hours creating these two sculptures. (100 for prep work ahead of time and 100 on site.)
Pipe and drape was put completely around the sculptures for a dramatic "reveal" at the party.
The party decorations were hot pink, but the weather in Kansas City was blue cold!