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