Sunday, March 18, 2007
Bomber Jet Cake
This cake was made for a war vet's 70th birthday. His wife came to me and asked me to replicate a model that they had in their home. I was slightly hesitant at first - there's not a whole lot out there about airplane cakes to begin with, let alone bomber jet's. I agreed to do it anyway figuring we'd just power through it.
This was the hardest cake we have ever done, period. Rodney did an excellent job of carving the body of the plane out for me, I was really pleased with the way the shape came out. It's two layers of a french vanilla cake. This is actually the second version of the cake, we scrapped the first one at 1 am Friday morning. The color of the fondant on the first cake was almost purple and it wasn't looking very good so we started over.
So - sheet cake is double layered devil's food with vanilla bc. The plane is covered in marshmallow fondant and painted with A LOT of silver luster dust. The only things that are not edible on this piece are the wings. (foam board covered in mmf) The propellers are gumpaste, as is the nose and the Air Force emblem. (the propellers spin as well). All of the other decorations were piped on by yours truly.
I'm very proud of this cake - it took a lot of work and a lot of effort (including a crack in the fondant Friday night) but it was worth it. I definitely couldn't have managed without Rodney on this one, he did most of the technical work and did a GREAT job.