Friday, 9 November 2012

A high sea fishing adventure - Happy 60th Ron!

Last week I got to talking over a coffee with a close family friend, Lyn about her husband Ron's birthday.  He didn't want a cake or a celebration, but I think that was like waving a red flag to a bull.  Lyn, like my mum, spent years doing cake decorating for the love of it.  She also spent much time creating amazing gourmet meals and sharing her love as a teacher in high school.  Lyn also loves a great party!

So a quick conversation and we agreed that Lyn would make the cake using her yummy boiled orange cake recipe, and I would decorate it.  She sent me photos of Ron's boat, as his passion is fishing.  I also discovered that his favourite fish is coral trout.

So, over the past week, with a few reference photos, I set out to create a miniature replica of Ron on his boat, fishing for his favourite fish.  I set it in a warm climate as I could not imagine fishing in cold old Melbourne!

I hope you love this cake as much as I do!  Happy Birthday Ron!! xx

The finished cake

The inspiration

The making of the ornaments
Decorating the cake


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  2. wow, just wow. Really a nice cake. and a very nice idea for me. i will also try to make one like this. thanks.
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  3. awww the cake is so nice! Would love to give my husband the same cake for his birthday. Like Ron, fishing is also my husband's hobby. Vanuatu gamefishing is already part of his life. And this will make him more than happy to celebrate his special day. Thanks for the idea!

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