Monday, February 1, 2010
Today I made a cake to be eaten at another interim's cook off competition. The money raised from the competition supports the Wofford Travel Grant. In keeping with the travel theme, I made a two-tier suitcase cake. I made a chocolate cinnamon cake with buttercream filling and covered it with fondant.
Before I set out the decorate this cake, I googled "travel themed cakes" and the results were amazing. Out of all the cake pictures I have looked at this month, the suitcase cakes were definitely my favorite. Therefore, I tried to create on myself.
This cake was not very difficult to make, but it was difficult to decide how to make it. Luggage is a very diverse class of bag. Consequently, there were many decorating options. Based on the tools I had available and the amount of practice I have had with fondant, I decided not to recreate a Goyard trunk. Also, I had a bit of trouble with the luggage tags. As a result, these bags lack identification. Luckily they are not being checked.