Monday, June 21, 2010
M1 Garand Rifle Cake
I can always tell when a cake is being made for a collector by the way the order is placed. For the cake above, the client requested "I would like a cake in the shape of an M1 Garand". She didn't say "a cake in the shape of a gun" or "a cake in the shape of a rifle", it was the naming of a specific model that spoke volumes. She mentioned her husband was a rifle collector fanatic, which I had already suspected, and he was about to leave for deployment. Celebrations in honor of a loved one leaving for duty are happening with more frequency. It's always a little sad to hear their loved one is leaving and we want to make their goodbye celebration as special as possible. Rick did his homework for this cake. He wanted a rifle fanatic to recognize one of his favorite pieces, and made it look as realistic as possible. This cake was long, around three and a half feet and all cake. Rick added the family surname to the rifle as well.
The rifle cake was delivered to a military base where security was tight at the gate, and we were surprised that no one noticed the large "gun" in the back of our vehicle as we drove through. When we arrived at the client's home, her husband hadn't yet arrived but the people who saw it loved it, and we knew then it would probably meet his standards as well. We want to thank our client and her husband for giving us the opportunity to be a part of their special day. We hope this is one of his favorite rifles in the collection!
Aloha, 'til next time!
Labels: cakelava, M1 Garand cake, rifle cake, sculpted cakes