This Chicago Bears birthday cake was one of my very first cakes, so it isn’t very good. I made this for my brother-in-law, who ended up being sick, and didn’t even get to see it. The unique thing about this cake is that I used a homemade modeling chocolate recipe, for the first time, to make the football. It was a first time with modeling chocolate , homemade or not, and I didn’t really know how to use it. It ended up being too dry and I couldn’t figure out how to roll it thinner or blend the seams in so you couldn’t see them. Overall, it ended up working out alright, but not how I would have hoped. It was a great learning tool for me, though.