This one is for my hubby’s good friend, his long-time friend since childhood. This friend loves to fish, loves to bowl. I’m not sure why he finally decided on the latter theme – I was initially unsure how to proceed since I was not a big fan of bowling – until i chanced upon a cake in one of the magazines. But this is probably one of the most “dull” cakes I have ever made, so unlike my usual colourful and vibrant style .. LOL

This cake looks really simple, but it is really one of the hardest for me!

First, the design is too simplistic – the simpler the cake, the harder it is to make it stand out!

Secondly, the spherical shape is a real challenge. Infact, you can see the irregularities at the sides of the ball. Lesson learnt – for this kind of cake, a harder and more sturdy butter cake is a must so that it can hold its shape better.

Thirdly, because I had the fondant really thin, I was quite afraid of puncturing through the layer when making the 3 indents. And I was running out of fondant that night, and to make things worse, I had to attend class the following day and will not be able to go buy a new packet of fondant in case of accident. Wow, last minute work is no joke!

In any case … Happy Birthday Henry!



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 26, 2011, in Cakes, fondant and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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