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 making of the ornaments