Retirement cake for a lover of golf, travel and France

Hours of Fun was asked to do a second retirement cake for a school as their secretary was leaving.

I asked for ideas for the cake and was given golf, travel and France.

The cake was made from a 4″ and 8″ sponge cake stacked with a model of the special person along with a suitcase and some references to France.

 

 

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It was time to take on my second Golf theme cake.  My first golf cake goes down as one of my favourite cakes ever as it was for my fantastic father in law for his 60th birthday and he loved it a lot.  It was a special cake for a very special occasion and I felt a little nervous taking on another one.  Click here to see the post on this super special cake.

This cake was for Phi’s 40th birthday.  A chocolate sponge cake with chocolate frosting filling.  Lots of 40’s were dotted about the cake and a model of a golfer stuck in a sand dune trying to hit the ball out.  I had lots of fun making trees and grass to line the golf course.  I did attempt a gofer for the cake, however when it came to putting it on the cake the dimensions were slightly out and it was a giant gofer so it didn’t make the cake!

Golf golfing cake for Phils 40th birthday

 

I have recently moved back to making models that are not really edible as I am now using cocktail sticks and skewers to create the frame of the model.  The golfer was stood on a base made from rolled out fondant with tylo powder in, using skewers to support the legs.  This makes the model much more sturdy and easy to move about.  The Mike the Knight cake was the turning point for non-edible models and unless someone really wants to be able to eat the model they will be skewered to the max!!

60th Celebrations for my father in law with a Golfing cake

You have been directed to this post by clicking on the picture on my home page.  Thank you for visiting my site and please enjoy reading this post that was published back in August last year for a very special person xx

With Colin turning the big 60 last week, we knew we had to come up with an impressive cake to match the occasion.

With golf fast becoming one of Colin’s favourite past times it was a perfect theme and it also meant I could challenge myself with some modelling and shaping of the cake.

I went to the cake shop to get a piping tip for making grass but sadly they didn’t have any, panic was quietly setting in!  However Sonia, the lovely shop owner taught me a little trick that worked a treat.   By pushing fondant through a small sieve it creates grass that can be cut from the sieve and stuck on the cake.  It was easy to do and looked really effective.  I love learning new cake tricks!!

I opted for a golf bag to swiftly avoid having to model people and chose the colour red as with Colin being a Liverpool fan it was a safe bet.  I was then told by Colin that his golf bag is actually red and black  perfect guess work!

Colin reported back that he loved his cake yeay!  Happy Birthday Colin!