Ahoy, ye matey\'s 12/02/2009
After my son said he wanted a pirate birthday we asked " what do you want for your pirate birthday party?" he replied "a pirate ship birthday cake!" so for the next few weeks all he would talk about was having a pirate ship birthday cake, and so what did that mean? You got it, daddy was making a pirate ship birthday cake.
So anyone that knows me, knows that I can't do anything simple. So I decided to make the cake look like his pirate ship toy. The cake ended up being about 2 ft high by about 2 1/2 ft long.
I really enjoyed making this cake, even though I kept on looking at what I had and thinking, "this cake is going to look like crap". I ran into problem after problem which is still a trial and error process when I am making a new cake because I want to make it bigger and better than the previous cake. So my fondant didn't dry like I wanted to, and my platforms were too heavy, and trying to make the sails was a pain in the ass to say the least.
After I was up until 2 am the night before, out in a garage that was around the 32 degree's, trying to get the details on this cake, and dealing with some other disturbances. I just hope that one day my son can look back 20 + years from now and think "dad really made me a cool cake." That makes it all well worth it!!!!
Now, what's my next challenge going to be? I would like to make a blue/white UK basketball cake for coach Cal. I can dream, can't I??