Since moving to Ann Arbor I've adopted the Michigan Wolverines as the football team I root for. Neither my undergraduate or graduate alma mater have a very strong college football program and the way everyone in town backs the team and tailgates made following the team inevitable.
As part of the tailgate that I participate in I make a themed cake each week. Yesterday was not just any game, it was the game, Michigan vs. Ohio State, so for this week's cake I made a chocolate buttermilk cake and iced it with green tinted buttercream icing to make it look like a football field. I made the field markings, school initials and football on the cake using fondant. To make the intials stand up I inserted skewers inside them that extended into the cake.
Watching the game was a lot of fun, albeit quite stressful, especially during the last few minutes when the fate of the game was held in the balance. In the end Michigan pulled out the win with a 40-34 final score and ended the 7-year winless drought against Ohio State. Is the next stop a BCS Bowl Game? I sure hope so!