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!