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The birthday boy is a big fan of Star Trek and in particular Captain Kirk.  The idea for this cake came from browsing the web and found a Dr. Spock cake that was similar.  Basic yellow fondant, apparently not the exact colour of Captain Kirk's shirt according to hubby, a black triangle for the collar and free hand for the emblem.  I did use a star cutter for the centre though.  The cake was a hit!

Lesson learned:  There is no replacement for butter.  I tried just using shortening and butter flavouring as I learned in my course, instead of butter because it can alter the colour.  Ha!  It is definitely not the same.


Cake: Perfect Chocolate Cake recipe
Filling: Buttercream Icing

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