Birthday dude Josh's girlfriend inquired if I could do a car cake. Well, I do have that very standard car pan if that's what she meant...and apparently, that was fine. THEN she sent me the pictures. "Oh, dear..." was all I could mutter to myself. It was an personalised RC car! RC-Remote Controlled. A very colourful one if I may add and it wasn't your standard beetle-looking car (as was my cake pan). I had pictures of all angles of that RC car's...shell. Yes, just the shell and I have no idea whatsoever, how the whole vehicle was suppose to look like. So, I Googled. It was a monster-truck-single-cab-4-WD-all-in-one kinda vehicle. Boy, have RC cars changed since my days.... Nonetheless, I was up for a challenge and dude's girlfriend was such a sweetie telling me not to stress too much about the car. Said she would have been very happy just to have this car cake look remotely like his and surprised him. Well, she doesn't know my middle name and I did the best I could. It was more tedious than I thought but I think it turned out okay....
This 1.2kg Devil's Food Chocolate Cake speaks for itself doesn't it? This surprise birthday cake was for a 33-year old mum of two who's a workaholic and I thought, what could be more befitting a workaholic than a busy desk?! Having left the workforce 11 years ago, I was lost for a bit on what's on a desk these days...but went ahead making little files, folders AND a desk planner. The MOTH gently enlightened me that no one uses a desk planner anymore. Why of course!! They've got Blackberry now! Geez...but I kept it there anyway because it just.... fits. It belonged on a desk I used to work from.
This Baby Shower cake was to coincide with the theme of having enough babies to make up a football team. I had intended to play along with a football theme but it was looking too much a bloke's birthday cake. It was after all, a baby shower for the mum-to-be and the tease was on mum (who's expecting her no.2 soon) to go forth and multiply! So, instead of a football I thought I'd do a bub's tushie. You know how babies sleep on their chest with their tush up? That's what I was aiming for.
It didn't turn out too bad, didn't it? I particularly love the feet...chubby enough to want to gnaw on it ;-) This Lemon Poppyseed Cake wasn't too big but the sugarpaste legs added some extra weight and it finished weighing 1.8kg. And no, I didn't forget the "2 down 9 to go" (11 in a team) theme. Made 9 baby faces and put them around the sides of the cake with the "next baby" in 2013 all the way to the last boy in 2021!! A baby a year??? I don't envy mum Julie.