Nothing says happy birthday to a navy boy celebrating his birthday but to give him a navy boat cake! Simple and easy cake to make with just a little carving skill needed.
Working on a budget
As a cake decorator we often have huge expectation of what we want to make on our cakes right? I was so excited when I got an order for a Navy Boat Cake. Cooking up all the amazing 3D designs that I could possible think I want to make.
Then I spoke to my friend who asked for the cake and realized the budget barely covered cost. I didn't want to say no because she wanted this cake for her son going t the army and all she wanted was just a simplest cake I could possibly make.
So that's what I did! I make a cake that the customer loved and really enjoyed. After all that's what doing cakes as a business is all about. Right?
Cake and frosting flavor
At first I planned to take progress pictures but honestly it was so easy I didn't realize I completed so much without taking any pictures. Sorry!
I cut out the cake free hand into this shape. Looking at a picture on the internet does help. Crumb coat and second coat it. I used only crumb coat as I was requested for less frosting.
Next I covered it with fondant - first the two sides cutting off the edges very neatly. Then the back. Next I added strips to cover the joints.
Painted the whole cake with Silver luster dust mixed with vodka. Gives it a nice wet finish. If you use less Vodka you will get a very streaky finish. You may need to use more than one coat. I used one and then did not want to use too much of the silver so.. I would have preferred a more silver finish.
And of course continue to add more details using left over fondant. I covered the cake board in light blue.
Piping get for the water
For the water I used piping gel. Yes! you can make piping gel at home too. Find my recipe here -How to make piping gel. Then just add blue gel color to make it blue.
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Well, I do hope you like it and find my tips useful.