This was commisioned as a 40th Birthday cake for a friends husband. I was provided with little other than a picture of him with half the helicopter in and asked to make a helicopter cake to serve about 40.
The helicopter was very special to him so I had a big job ahead!
I spent many hours developing drawn plans and had a frame built to support the weight of the cake so it could sit up off the board, rather than have any black boxes hidden underneath. Some parts were scaled down as aircraft generally are long and skinny which makes supporting things difficult.
Would you believe this was my first airbrushing job…ever!! How nervous was I when I carted this carefully sculpted cake in front of the airbrush and started to spray!
I was at the party and no one thought it was a cake which was a little dissapointing to begin with, but once they were told, wow! You should have seen the looks on their faces!
I have never had a cake decorating lesson and only started as a professional decorator 12 months ago. Im proud of this little heli! I hope you enjoy!