Tuesday, June 22, 2010


For this cake I was not just basing the design on one of history’s most recognizable vehicles but also on a specific car with a specific history. I was more concerned with authenticity than I was with accuracy. The cake had to fit the memories not the facts.

I guess this technically qualifies as a car cake but it's really about the guy protruding from the engine compartment. The car/cake is just a prop, an accessory to the figure of the man, not the other way around.

The cake was created for a 75th birthday celebration. A custom birthday cake should evoke memories and encourage the telling of stories. Otherwise the conversation might stray to that worst of all birthday questions, "How does it feel to be 75?" which usually establishes the low water mark of any birthday celebration.
Did I succeed in my objective? I hope so. One gratifying comment was, “The thing that is missing is the bored kid standing next to the car holding the 3/16” socket wrench. I owe my understanding of fractions to that car.”

So, yeah, I think I’m good with it.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

More Evidence That I'm Getting Old

Who is Snookie?

If the answer is anything like the one for "Who are Heidi and Spenser?" please just pretend I didn't ask.