I was pleased to be asked to make a cake for a gentleman that I worked with for about a year before his retirement – the order was placed secretly by his wife and everything was very “hush-hush”!
The main cake was fruit cake, because it is his favourite, with cupcakes a mixture of chocolate, vanilla and lemon flavours for those guests not quite so keen on fruit cake. The theme was retirement interests, to incorporate gardening, a new love of his greenhouse, especially tomato plants, birds, football and fishing. As I couldn’t quite work out how to incorporate the football and fishing interest into a garden design, we decided that the main cake would be the garden, with the cupcakes depicting the football and fishing interests.
I used the greenhouse as another excuse to bring out the new airbrush.
I gather the secret party was a great success, and the cakes went down well. Its always nice to get feedback, and I also got to see photos of the cake being cut.