I love the variety that cake decorating brings! Over a period of 14 days the cakes I have made include a children’s Disney Themed Cake, a Casino Themed cake and this Lancaster Bomber (celebrating 70 years of the Lancaster) for a birthday cake. The research into all the themes is so fascinating and I learn so much along the way.
I had mixed feelings when researching this one because of the stories of people’s lives surrounding the history of the Lancaster and those young lives that flew in them.
This cake was made at the weekend for a gentleman who flew one of these. His 11 year old granddaughter was also celebrating her birthday and I was asked to incorporate two crossed hockey sticks into the design somehow. After a bit of head-scratching, this is what I came up with. I added a fair amount of brown and orangey brown pieces of icing and cocoform into the cake camouflage to link it in with the hockey kit colours of orange and black. I added the little shoes as a little ‘something’ when I saw from the photograph I was given that the shoes she was wearing had different coloured laces!
Anyway, this Lancaster was a bit of a technical challenge (not entirely accurate either in dimensions or painted stripes!). It measures 8" from wing tip to tip, made using home made sugarpaste in stages over 4 days and is set on a 6" cake board which lifted off the cake as a keepsake. The cake is a 10" chocolate fudge cake, ganached and covered in a thin layer of ‘camouflage’ icing.
Thank you for looking xx
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