Pirate Ahoy!

Pirate ship

The ship is made up of two 7×10 sponge cakes, blackforest filling. I should have made it with fresh cream topping, and pop the finished cake into the fridge. But the explorer in me wanted to try something different – and decided to use fondant to cover the sponge cake. This proves to be a challenge, as the sponge plus the berries were rather soft, making the covering process rather daunting. Nevertheless, I managed to secure the planks of wood, albeit with a little uneven surface.

Second challenge – fresh cream needs to be stored in the fridge, but fondant can’t. What does this imply? I can only do the planks on the day itself, right to the hour before delivery! Was in cold sweat as I really hated to disappoint the little boy – same age as my own daughter. My belief of “where there is a will, there is a way” did not fail me!

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About justbakeit

I am a stay-at-home-mum, having the most supportive hubby and two lovely girls. I first started baking more than 10 years ago, with one of the first few attempts being a birthday cake for my elder daughter. It was a simple and amateurish looking one, but I will not forget her delight at seeing it! After that, I found a new me, a new passion. I have been baking with much gusto, attending classes, immersing myself in the internet and the world of culinary books. I absolutely love to bake, but after a while, baking is just not enough. I cannot stop marvelling at those beautifully decorated cakes in showcases and cake magazines. So from baking , I ventured into cake decorating. Entering the world of fondant and different icing, colours and dimensions are quickly added to my bakes. There is so much to learn, so much to explore in art of cake decorating. Every cake presents a new challenge. Would love to use this blog to share my experiences and make like-minded friends!

Posted on October 8, 2011, in Cakes and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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