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December 23, 2010
Keep them trucker's rolling......
Now 2nd on our list was a huge challenge for us. I think my BFF, Marisa, thinks we are the cake bosses of our neighbourhood, haha. Marisa works for a Steel Company and they were having a celebration of sorts and wanted to surprise their boss. She asked if we could make a "Truck", okay we're talking a big rig truck. She sent us pictures of one of their trucks and asked if we could make something similar. So we set out our plan. I had my hubby cut out a 19"x6" board for the trailer, some 2"x2" blocks for support and wheel placements and another board for the bottom base of 30" x 12". We glued the pieces all together and covered it with foil. The truck consists of 2 parts. The cab is 2 x 6" square cakes filled and stacked with another 1/2 of a 6" square for the drivers part of the cab. We made the cab vanilla cake with a layer of strawberry jam and topped with strawberry cream filling. The trailer was chocolate cake with mocha cream filling and consisted of cakes making it 18" long x 6" high by 6" wide. 3 layers of cake with filling. The whole truck was covered in black fondant with silver accents. This cake weight a lot. Here are pictures of the truck the 2nd time around.
When I say 2nd time around, well my worst nightmare came to play on this cake. When I said it weighed a lot, I meant it. I decided to carried this cake to the garage which was the coldest place I could think of since it didn't fit my refrigerator. Picture it, 2:00am when I finally finished the last details, Mel had gone home around 11:00, hubby went to bed and the cake is due 7:15am on site later that morning. Being tired and clearly not thinking this out I proceeded to carry this cake to the garage where I took a tumble with cake in hand. I think I took the worst of the fall as I managed to keep the cake in tact other than the cosmetics of it. Well I was lucky enough that the celebration event could be postponed til the next morning as Mel & I had some repairing to do the next evening. It arrived safe and sound (a day late) and it was a huge success. Thanks Marisa for her patience and the confidence displayed by giving us this challenge.