Today's blog is devoted to our pal Eric, the biggest Boston Red Sox fan we know!
Making architectural replicas in cake is always a time consuming process and the added pressure of having it look like an iconic structure that everyone recognizes makes them difficult to do. We were hired to make a Fenway Park Groom's cake for a bride wanting to surprise her fiance, who is from Boston and a HUGE Red Sox fan, with one of his favorite places. Neither Rick or I have ever visited Fenway Park and had to rely on photographs available on the internet. As fate would have it, one of our close friends, Eric, is a huge Boston Red Sox fan -- he and his wife even have a dog named "Fenway"-- and gave Rick many insider tips and pointers, something that would be appreciated by a true Red Sox fan. When making the cake, Rick included the Green Monster score board and had Red Sox winning over the Yankees, with all zeros for the Yankees. He also included at Eric's suggestion, on the overhang in right field, the retired Red Sox numbers and provided us the correct order of the numbers, ending in a blue "42" for Jackie Robinson. A special touch on the cake was found on the billboard that read "Rick and Janice, January 29, 2011". The Red Sox logo and the Fenway Park sign was also placed prominently on the cake.
We can't thank Eric enough for giving us a devoted Boston Red Sox fan's perspective on this cake, and given his interest in the outcome of the design, he was the first person, after Janice and Rick, the bride and groom, to see photos of the cake. We hope we did Eric, Janice and Rick, and every Red Sox fan proud, and hope to one day experience Fenway Park in person. After sculpting it out of cake, Rick will never look at Fenway Park the same way again! Congratulations to Janice and Rick!