Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Go Rameses! UNC Tar Heel Cake
You don't know til you make one of the most difficult cakes you've ever made, what it is going to look like. We now know what one of Rick's most difficult cakes of his career looks like, and it is a sculpted Rameses, the University of North Carolina Tar Heel mascot. Standing up. We accepted this order about 6 months ago, and we knew it would be a difficult cake when the order came in but we were also convinced Rick could make it. It would be possible. It wouldn't be easy, but it could be done. The sculpted Tar Heel was pretty enormous and he had a presence like a ram in a china, I mean, cake shop. Rick spent nearly a full day working on this cake, which is quite a bit of time considering he had several other cakes this weekend, as well as a media shoot and interview. This massive project that was the Tar Heel along with his other cakes, was one of the main reasons why Rick was unable to compete this week in his second Food Network Challenge. We would have loved to attend, but the timing just wasn't right. The Tar Heel was a groom's cake that our bride Mindy ordered to surprise her fiance with. We delivered the cake on Saturday night -- V-E-R-Y C-A-R-E-F-U-L-L-Y to the Halekulani resort in Waikiki, where we had a short amount of time to place the cake then headed off to our next wedding which luckily was also in Waikiki. Having made the Tar Heel cake was excellent preparation for other standing sculpted cakes we have on order in the weeks to come. They are time consuming and stressful but you really feel a sense of accomplishment and relief when they are done. We're looking forward to our next one ... but not just yet.
Aloha, 'til next time!
Labels: cakelava, Hawaii sculpted cakes, sculpted cakes, Tar Heel Cake