Other weeks we make more masculine creations.
This week was most definitely the latter.
Of the three weddings we created cakes for today, two were just groom's cakes. Other bakers or family friends made uncomplicated bride's cakes, and we were enlisted to create the more detailed groom's cakes.
The first was a tank, a carved three-dimensional "tracked, armoured fighting vehicle designed for front-line combat" (or at least that's how it was described by wikipedia).
The entire tank is covered in painted fondant and technically two-tiers, with the large gun in the rotating turret as the top tier.
I was sort of thinking that we need to figure out how to mechanize the turret so it rotates on demand.
If I had a dollar for every discussion we had with the various interested parties during the planning of this cake, I would be a very rich woman.
But alas, no. Suffice to say that every SINGLE detail of the cake and decor on the groom's table was extremely well thought-out.
The cake sits on a perfectly level stump -- or cross section of green wood -- about 20-inches in diameter.
There is also a large antique urn filled with flowers and greenery, plus some mounted birds.
The final effect of the tablescape was stunning.
Next week it's back to flowers and lace.