Ordered for a gentleman’s landmark birthday, this cake is based on his most prized possession – his boat, a Scand 7800 Nautic.
The cake was made from a 12 inch & a 8 inch square Victoria sponge. The template for cutting the base was created using the measurements of the boat, but with a slightly broader base for stability.
The base was carved out of the bigger sponge using the template.
The top part measured about 2/3rds of the boat’s length and about half the width. It was cut out from the smaller sponge and carved to accomodate the shape of the cover.
The entire boat was put together and carved out to match the proportions of the boat.
It was then crumb coated & iced.
Each finishing touch was added. The top of the boat had several panels and windows. The sides were made out of thickly cut sugarpaste with coloured strips stuck on.
Finally the railings were fitted. I tried to make these out of modelling paste to start with but ultimately settled for silver florist wire as this looked the most realistic.
I am hoping this will bring in waves of enquiries!