The cake is ordered by a loving wife for her husband's 32nd birthday. This is the second airplane cake I have made. I modelled this with reference to Ah Boy's toy, thus the plane looked a tad fat. This was a 1kg chocolate mousse cake so the plane was smaller. I encountered some problem attaching the wings and rudder. Partly my fault as I was impatient and start moving it around when the royal icing was apparently half-dried.
To me, the ramp is an eyesore. I wanted to reduce the thickness of the ramp but it turned out not being able to support the plane's weight. I made the plane's wheels but that too, collapsed. So I had to choose between aesthetic and physics. It's a no-brainer anyway; science won.
It was a challenge making it symmetrical and piping all those 'grass'. This is my design flaw, I should have used chocolate shavings on the side like my first airplane cake. But I have to admit, the 'grass' effect does look better.
2 days ago