Apopular moving company once had a slogan “Adventures in Moving.” And as anyone who has ever moved can attest, it can be just that — an adventure.
Traveling is like moving but on a grander scale. It can be richer and more rewarding, especially if it is recorded in CAKE! Sometimes travel plans are not thought about when wanting a cake, but how many oooh’s and ahhh’s can there be when the travel arrangements are put to cake? It could be quite a send-off or quite a welcome for friends or family. Ask us how you can have oooh’s and ahhh’s, too, for your next travel arrangements.
How would you display an airplane flying over an island or a touring trip of the United States? Or, for that matter, a cruise in the open sea? These were just three ideas that entered the baking oven here at Is It Really Cake?
Little hand-painted crustaceans adorn this boat. A non-edible picture was used to depict the traveler and placed behind the cake for depth perception. No one got sea-sick over this cake but some might have gotten a sugar over-load as it was very tasty.
Touring the USA
Off to Ireland
Travel Cake’s Journey
Well, you first need some cake, duh. Then some frosting, store bought or from scratch—used to ‘glue’ cake pieces together, a board on which to place your creation and a few kitchen tools, including a serrated knife to carve with. These are the basics but there is a whole lot more you could acquire to perform your magic. Now here comes the most important ingredient, your imagination! Don’t worry too much about your ability as yet for, if you notice, whatever you create, however it looks, it is sure to be welcomed and delicious. See the picture of my first sculpted cake on the about page of this website.
The steps you take may be similar to the ones shown here; it’s of a travel cake I did for someone moving to Oregon traveling by car through the Mount Shasta scenery. A step not shown though is that after you have carved your desired shapes and ‘glued’ them in place; lightly cover everything in frosting or butter cream, this is called crumb coating or sealing the cake to help prevent crumbs from getting elsewhere. Then, if you can, stick your sculptured cake in a refrigerator or even the freezer, if it fits, for a few minutes. This will help firm up the cake and allow further decorating without pieces moving around too much—not necessary to do this though.