Monday, September 5, 2011

Planes, Ships, and Automobiles: or Cakes for Big Boys!

There has definitely been a theme to last few cakes that I have made: Toys for Big Boys! The thoughtful mothers, wives, and girlfriends of these lucky big boys ordered some very special cakes for their loved ones!

This Airplane Groom's Cake was styled after the old school Fisher Price Airplane and Little People Toys:

The cake was Vanilla Buttermilk with Double Chocolate Cream Cheese frosting between the layers. To continue the recent fondant free trend, it was covered in Vanilla Buttercream. I did use some contrasting fondant for the details. My little people at home (aka kids) were most impressed with the Krispy Kreme mini donut wheels! The bride and groom were sculpted out of sugar paste and fondant:

The Viking Ship Cake was created for a Viking aficionado:

I loved all the little details on the ship and on the little sugar paste viking clothes (and helmet):

The License Plate Cake was created for a Big Boy who collects license plates. His wife knew she wanted to customize it with his initials and a play on the NH state motto: Live Free or Die. I thought that The Old Man in the Mountain license plate image went along perfectly with the theme:

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