When the boys at home saw the piece of MU edible print on the kitchen top, they went "Oi!! What's that doing in this house?". We're fans of the underdogs and Manchester United is the enemy. Nevertheless, it was a simple cake to do. The figurine of the birthday boy was of course the most time consuming (the need to dry every piece thoroughly at every stage of assembly). I'm glad I didn't rush through with him because it was raining mad the last 2 days. Had I not dried the figure section after section over a week, he would have collapsed on D-Day. This was a 9" butter cake that came up to weighing 2kg, will feed 20 people well. It's completed covered in "grass" of buttercream.
This guy is a very lucky husband. His wife went through the trouble in coming up with a list of his favourite things and had yours truly turn them into edible pieces. Honestly, they were very tedious to create but again, it's also my nature to be detailed. I'm not complaining though! I truly enjoyed making them because I got to recreate some really cool pieces. Here's what they are, starting from the top left corner: animals from *Agricol, Storm Trooper, top hat and cane, theatre masks, birthday boy's age, iPhone, iPhone date application, tokens from *Kingsburg, flat screen and wireless mouse, fencing mask and epee, Darth Vader and Mace Windu's light sabers, ship from *Puerto Rico, settlers from *Catan Hexes, weights, birthday boy's name, gun and grenade, panda, crate of rum bottles from *Cuba, red cubes and imp from *Dungeon Lords and a *Planet Steam marker. To top it all off, the cake was a rich chocolate cake filled with minty ganache.
* I was introduced to these board games I never knew existed!!! Sounded so interesting that I have Young Master hinting for one of these games for his upcoming birthday. Hmm...we'll see.
After a month-long of "forced-break", I'm soooo pleased to be back doing some creative idling and what could be more exciting than to recreate the Sith Lord with cake! This 2.6kg carrot cake was stacked, covered and sculpted within 3 hours (and manage to cook dinner after that!). A feat since I expected to work through the night. I guess the force was strong that night and strong in this one ;-)!! Didn't get very good pictures though with the black helmet coming off grey and World War II-like with my auto. Nevertheless, I think the picture looks unmistakenly Darth Vader and notice his light saber???? Psst...got a mini Storm Trooper coming up end of this week!