80th Birthday Cake

This cake was a real labour of love – I loved the design, but working with black fondant and gold lustre is just a complete nightmare! This was for a gentleman’s 80th birthday who used to work as a 2nd engineer for the British India Steam Navigation Company before it was taken over by P&O. The cake was actually meant to have more striping around the base of the cake to mimic the striping on his uniform jacket sleeves, but my extruder broke – I was so disappointed. Anyway, everything is edible apart from the ‘BI’ on the logo – I didn’t have anything small enough to either paint or pipe that, so it’s just a print out stuck on top of gumpaste. The logo is hand cut out of gumpaste and then brush embroiered and painted with gold lustre.
This is a 6" square (5" high) with fererro rocher filling.

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gail ...

awesome job on this so clean neat ,

CeCe ...

this cake is so clean. sharp smooth lines. everything i like in a cake and a car. lol

Peggy Does Cake ...

Dang! How did I miss this cake? It’s freakin’ amazing!

RockinLayers ...

Your edges on this cake are insanely precise! I aspire to one day be able to do that! Absolutely stunning work!

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