See, fella's friends all met through the air cadets. They are all pilots; some professionally, some privately, and some still through the military. Lindsey, up until the giant belly, was in charge of a centre where new cadets would come out and learn to fly a glider.
Finally, I remembered to take pictures along the way, so here's a little tutorial!
|I'm not giving away all my trade secrets, so you'll have to guess how to get these shapes.|
After a thin crumb coat and a chill, a thicker, final coat of icing, then into the fridge to firm up before starting with the fondanting!
Now it's just a matter of decorating.
This is how my kitchen looked... I love having a life size model to work from. It makes this step so much easier.
I couldn't make all the patches standard issue looking being so small, so I had to improvise. This name patch should have first and last name, as well as the type of plane the person flies. I had a hard enough time getting just the last name on here!
As soon as fella knew that I was making the cake, he said I had to make this old patch. I don't know what the difference between this and the new one, but everyone seemed happy to see it on the cake, so I guess there's more to it than I know.
As soon as I finish a cake, I take as many pictures of every angle of the cake in case I every need to make it again. So here is my final photo shoot with the cake.
|At ease, baby!|