Kayak CakeJanuary 20, 2008
This cake was requested for a birthday – the birthday boy is an outdoor ed instructor and quite into his kayaks. It’s a mud cake with chocolate buttercream, and entirely edible except for the bar of the paddle (which has a kebab stick inside it) and a toothpick which is securing his head on.
The man has cake inside him, too, so nobody has to eat a huge mouthful of sugar (although I know people who wouldn’t mind…). The helmet, kayak and skirt were all coloured to match his real gear. The water is vanilla buttercream.
I’m pretty happy with this one – I could be more perfectionist, I think, but overall I reckon it’s pretty good. There are more tools and toys I’d like, which would make some of the fiddly bits easier… But I have to wait, because I have been spending far too much on such equipment lately!