Monday, August 4, 2008

William's skateboard

This cake was made for the birthday party William had with his family (my friend Tricia's son)!

It's 2 1/4 red velvet sheets carved out to resemble the shape. The cakes are covered in marshmallow fondant and the trucks/wheels are real. We were going to make the parts for the board ourselves but somehow time escaped us and we ended up having to go and purchase a board to take the parts off of. I guess the added bonus is that William got a new skateboard out of it!

Rodney had to do a lot of work on this cake because ... I AM SICK. What's the deal with that? I went to the doctor on Friday and was diagnosed with an upper respiratory/sinus infection. It doesn't seem to be getting any better either. I even had to cancel my cake class tonight --- which totally upset me.

We had to cover this board with foil because the only cake foil I have right now has flowers embossed in it and I didn't think that was very appropriate for this cake. I hate covering cake boards in foil, I feel like it makes everything look cheap!

I tried writing the "happy birthday" message by mimicking some graffiti style letters (found on google images) but they didn't turn out so great. Guess I need to brush up on my graffiti.

Back sleep for me but what a fun cake!

1 comment:

Nine by Thirteen said...

Hi, I love all your work, it's so great. I'm wondering if you would be willing to share your marshmallow fondant recipe with me. Thank you so much!