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Cannon cake

Cannon cake

Cannon cake

This was a rather quickly “whipped up” cake, as I decided only a few days ago to make it. Originally this weekend I was only supposed to make my niece’s self-designed and partly made birthday cake, but once again my ability to pass on a challenge failed miserably.

On Monday one of my co-workers came to collect money for another colleague’s leaving present, and of course I suggested that I could also make him a leaving-do cake. Apparently this person playfully calls himself “the number one gun” (in Finnish the idiom translates into a cannon), so that became the theme for the cake.

Cannon cake

Of course I could have made a standard round cake, but that wouldn’t have been a big enough challenge now would it? So here’s the result… : )

The cake had a banana and white chocolate filling, which made its debut in my brother’s birthday cake.

Good luck for future challenges, Jussi!

Cannon cake

Amphibious aircraft cake

Amphibious aircraft

Amphibious aircraft decoration (edible)

My brother’s birthday cake had the honours to be the last cake for this year, and at the same time the 40th layer cake I’ve made this year.

The theme (which changed slightly along the way) for this cake was decided around the time of his last birthday already, and originally the entire cake was supposed to be an airplane. However, due to lack of time, I ended up making the cake as water and the actual plane out of fondant, rice crispies treats, spaghetti and a few barbecue/cocktail sticks :)

Inside the cake was a banana and white chocolate filling.

 

Congratulations Pertti!

 

Amphibious aircraft

Crane cake

Crane cake

STS crane out of fondant

The very last cake order for this year had a very industrial theme, as (related to the celebrated man’s profession) it was supposed to have two different port cranes on top. Luckily these kinds of cranes are familiar to me too, as my day job is in fact in the very same company. Although I haven’t built edible cranes before. :)

 Inside the cake there was a season-appropriate vanilla and cinnamon apple filling. The colours for the STS (Ship-To-Shore) crane and the RTG (Rubber Tyred Gantry) crane were the same as those from the man’s first projects. At some point during the construction of these cranes I almost lost belief in the whole project, but all’s well that ends well. Of course I wasn’t able to make all the little details to these miniature cranes, but I’m sure they’re still recognisable.

Congratulations Jani!

RTG crane out of fondant