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Plumber's Birthday Cake

When my co-worker asked me to do a cake for her son's birthday with a plumber theme I first sent her a picture of a plumber's butt cake.  I thought it was hilarious but not what she was going for.  Before I would show her a picture of the cake I knew she would want me to make I watched a few YouTube videos first to make sure it was possible.  Ha!  Of course she loved it.  Her son is doing his apprenticeship to become a plumber.

I swore that this Christmas I would not be running around getting everything done at the last minute so Mr T and I both took the week off before the school break.  This way by today, Christmas Eve, it could be be pretty relaxing.  All of the presents are wrapped, all the food is prepped and Miss E is already at my parents' enjoying getting things ready for tonight's festivities.  Me, I was I able to enjoy finishing off this cake and the next one to post.  I thoroughly enjoyed doing this cake.

This is an 8" two layer vanilla cake with buttercream filling.  For the tap I had Mr T pick this up from RONA for a lot less money than it would have cost for me to try and make it.  Under the fondant "water" coming out of the tap I used four 1/4" dowels that went down to the base of the cake and covered them with the fondant.  I snagged the blue ribbon from my mom's stash so we didn't have to go into a store!


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