Navy Boat Cake
I recently made this Navy Boat Cake for a friend’s son going to the Navy. It was such a simple and easy cake to make I absolutely enjoyed every moment.
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.
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. Give 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.
For the water I used piping gel. You can make piping gel at home, my recipe can be found here
How to make piping gel – Just tint it blue.
And here’s the back..
Close up of the piping gel.
And the cut cake. I was requested for less buttercream /frosting in the cake as the family did not want too much frosting. The cake is my golden butter sponge cake. A recipe I make using brown butter. Brown butter has a very nutty flavor to it.
Well, I do hope you like it and find my tips useful.