Thursday, September 17, 2009

Celebrating 82nd Birthday With A Cruise Ship Cake

Cruise Ship Cake for the 82nd Birthday!



Since mother loves going on board the holiday cruise ship, Star Cruise Virgo, we decided to make a birthday cake in the form of a cruise ship just for her.

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Birthday celebration was held at home as mother just suffered a fall & had to be hospitalized. Reservations at the restaurant had to be cancelled as we were not sure if mother would be discharged in time to celebrate her birthday. Fortunately, God willing, we held her 82nd birthday celebration at home...

Happy 82nd Birthday

Surrounded by immediate family members

including children, grand children & great grand children


Cutting the ship cake! after making her wishes...



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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

How To Make A Ship Cake


Celebrating Her 82nd Birthday With A Cruise Ship Cake




Cake Ingredients
2 x 300g packets buttercake mix
200g whipped cream
Blue colouring
Pink colouring
Green colouring
100g semi sweet chocolate
100g sour cream
200g whipped cream

Spread mixture into 2 baking pans:-
8” x 8”
7” x 7”

For the 8” cake, cut cake lengthwise into 2 pieces. This will form the base or what we shall call Deck 1.


Ship Cake Deck 1

For the 7” cake, cut into the following sizes:-
7” x 2.5” for Deck 2
4” x 2.5” for Deck 2
1” x 6” for Deck 3



Ship Cake Deck 2



Ship Cake Deck 3


Decorations
1 packet polo mints
1 packet gummy hearts
1 packet gummy fish/sharks
2 chocolate fingers
Blue crystallized sugar
Coloured sprinkles

1 16” square cake board

Assemble cake pieces on the cake board to form your cruise ship. Trim the front of the Deck 1 cruise ship cake at angles to make bow.

Double boil the sour cream and semi sweet chocolate till the chocolate is all melted. Spread around the sides of Deck 1.





Whip the cream till stiff. Spread some over the top of Deck 1.





For Deck 2, arrange the 2 pieces on top of Deck 1 as shown in the picture. Round off the front portion. Set aside some whipped cream and tint it green. Use the green whipped cream to spread on the sides of Deck 2.

Spread some white whipped cream over the top of Deck 2.

For Deck 3, arrange it over Deck 2. Round off the front portion. Set aside some whipped cream and tint it pink. Use the pink whipped cream to spread on the sides of Deck 3.

Spread some white whipped cream over the top of Deck 3.





The fun is in the decorating. Use your imagination and creativity to come up with your creation. Here, I have used some polo mints and heart shaped gummies for the portholes. Chocolate fingers are used for the top of the ship cake as the exhaust.



Colour some of the whipped cream blue and spread on the cake board to resemble the sea. I have added in some gummy sharks in the water and some crystallized blue sugar to create the glint in the water.






On Deck 2, you can also add some crystallized blue sugar for the swimming pool. On Deck 3, I have added some coloured sprinkles for the walkway.




There are a variety of ship cakes that can be easily made such as a pirate ship, a rocket ship cake and of course the cruise ship cake.



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