Arniston bay - My dad's 70th birthday cake

I made this cake for my dad’s 70th birthday.
He has recently suffered 3 strokes in a short period of time, so it is highly unlikely he will ever be able to go fishing again – his one true love!
I really wanted to make the fisherman and a depiction of his favourite fish, the Kabeljou.
The top tier is made to look like the old fishing village in a place called Arniston (his absolute favourite place to be)
There are many paintings of these houses and he has one of these paintings at home. I tried to make the top tier look like the paintings.
I’ve included a picture of him with the cake, with me and my daughter. This was taken at the old age home he is staying at.

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CuriAUSSIEty Cakes

Love it!


Great !

CakeHeaven by Marlene

Awesome cake!

Toni (White Crafty Cakes)

What a fabulous cake! It looks like you made your Dad very happy!

Jeanne Winslow

Beautiful cake and I love you made this for your Dad.


wow!!! Absolutely fabulous!


well done

Pauline Soo (Polly) - Pauline Bakes The Cake!

Fabulous! And SI love the story behind it too! ❤️❤️❤️


nice cake! Ü

Nessie - The Cake Witch

Great story behind the cake, love it , in love with the fish <3

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Ellie @ Ellie's Elegant Cakery

how wonderful, what a brilliant cake he must of been over the moon xx

Combe Cakes

What a lovely cake and touching story behind it too. I’m sure he was over the moon. x



Calli Creations

Fantastic design and so beautifully done xx

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