The New England Patriots are celebrating their star quarterback’s 41st birthday Friday with a 1,200-pound red, white, and blue cake.
Tom Brady’s cake was made by six bakers at Montilio’s Baking Company in Brockton over the course of three days. The 12-foot by 12-foot vanilla and red velvet cake is a massive six-inch-high number 12, George Montilio, the owner of the bakery, said. Brady’s number is designed to match the style on his jersey.
The bakers did not hold back when making the five-time Super Bowl champion’s birthday confection. In order to make the 90 sheet cakes that went into the number 12, they used:
■ 2,000 eggs
■ 250 pounds of sugar
■ 200 pounds of flour
■ 150 pounds of unsalted butter
■ 150 pounds of shortening
■ 100 pounds of milk
■ five pounds of baking powder
The 900 pounds of cake are complemented with 300 pounds of buttercream.
Needless to say, the cake does not line up with Brady’s infamously healthy diet. But that’s OK, because the cake is at the Patriots’ training camp at Gillette Stadium, and can serve as many as 8,000 people, Montilio said.
The cake, paid for by the Patriots organization, is composed of five different sections that were pieced together at the stadium at around 6:30 a.m. Montilio did not say how much the cake cost.
Montilio’s has made other large cakes for important occasions in the past. In late March, they made a 20-foot-high cake for Eastern Bank’s 200th anniversary, Montilio said.
Correction: Due to incorrect information provided to the Globe, the original estimated weight of Tom Brady’s birthday cake was misstated.Andres Picon can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter at @andpicon.