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Speed Boat Birthday Cake

A friend of a friend asked me to make a cake for her husband's birthday.  He has a beautiful speed boat that she wanted replicated in a cake.  We settled on a 9 x 13 cake with a smaller version of his boat on top.  This way there would be lots more cake.  I love the look of 3D cakes, but you can lose a lot cake in order to get the shape and look of the object.

So, making a speed boat shape turned out to be a lot harder than I thought!  I had planned to make it so much bigger, but it just wasn't working.  Definitely not something I'd want to do again.  Hopefully I captured the essence of his boat.  I was able to add two front seats and a back bench along with the blue stripe down the front and "Charger" written on the sides.  I picked some new Wilton fondant molds from the Bulk Barn and used them for the border and sea shells.  Quite fun to work with.  Not too stressful either.


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