Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Cake
It is funny how sometimes I have trouble deciding on the design of a cake for a particular person. Sometimes I would come up with a design that is nice, but still I don’t feel like it has that “wow” factor. Other times, I just know exactly what I want and how I’m going to make the cake, and it feels just perfect for the person ( and the occasion) . The moment we decided against an ice cream cake I knew exactly what I’ll make for my husband, Alex.
If you have followed my blog, you know all of the cakes I’ve made for him in the past 5 years and how he always decides to be on a diet exactly around that time, making it difficult to come up with ideas of “guilt-free” cakes. Well, it was a challenge, but I have always, always pulled it off , even when he was fasting. What can I say, I’m pretty creative 🙂
This year though, I made him the ultimate cake- a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu cake. His competition is in a couple of weeks and we are so very excited. Since I started training with him I think I’ll be better at shouting tips from the sidelines while he is on the mat or simply freak out his opponents by speaking Bulgarian even if I have no idea what he is supposed to do to get out of a choke or something.Worst comes to worst, I can always help him choke them out ;-P
So, because he won his gold medal at the last competition with an armbar, the cake had to reflect that.
Behold, the Armbar Jiu Jitsu cake ( or as his Mr. Armbar T-shirt states-“Submission with a slight bend in the elbow” )