Last week I had the privilege of making a retirement cake for a gentleman who had worked at the Victoria airport for over 40 years !!! That is a rare thing these days so I would say he was worthy of the celebration put on for him!
The backstory for this cake was that every Friday, the guest of honour would pick up a case of Lucky on his way home from work so if we could incorporate Lucky beer into the design it would suit him perfectly.
And so, the Lucky beer can-cake was born.
The cake was delivered to a local restaurant, the Crooked Goose, where all of the guests assembled. And I knew that I must have been close to the mark when as I walked in the front door two guests arriving in the parking lot said ‘that must be Ken’s cake – that’s perfect!’. Obviously the Friday story was a familiar one 🙂
This was a Vanilla Cake with a Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream and a generous filling of fresh Raspberry Coulis.
Ken, I hope you felt loved and appreciated on your special day. Now relax. You’ve clearly earned it. 🙂