How Can I Make A Boat Or Anchor Birthday Cake? Do You Have Any Ideas On How To Construct It?

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Amalia Syeda-Aguirre Profile
This question can be interpreted in two ways: You either want to make a cake with a boat or anchor on it, or you want to make a cake that looks like a boat or an anchor. Let's start with the first option.

To make a boat cake or an anchor cake, you will want to decide the type of cake you want to make. Realistically your choices are limited, because it's only really sponge cake that can be iced, but you can make chocolate sponge or opt for a light Victoria sponge.

You will need the basics such as sugar, egg, flour, milk and salt for the cake, as well as cocoa should you want to make a chocolate sponge, or lemon extract for a lemon sponge.

If you want to make an actual cake model of a boat, or like an anchor, then this gets more complicated. With the anchor, it's less troublesome but still requires effort. You will need to fashion a crude cutting template from some form of sheet metal. Aluminium, like that which soda cans are made of, is ideal due to its malleable properties but be careful if it has sharp edges. Simply bend the sheet by hand, or with a hammer if necessary, and shape it how you want. It's worthwhile noting how big a cake you can bake and what size you do want to bake, before buying an excessive amount of metal to play around with.

With a boat you will need to again plot a method of creation. You should, again using the metal, create a ship bow and fill it with the cake mix before putting that in the oven to bake. Alternatively you could bake segments of cake in tiers and stack from thin to thick and then using icing cover it up and make it look like a wooden panel effect. The problem there would be the weight being on the thinnest piece, so a trick would be to sit the boat on a tray, ideally blue like the sea, and then make it look like the boat is submerged, thus meaning a wider surface area for the cake to meet the tray and not buckle under its own weight.
Janell Lynn Profile
Janell Lynn answered
Wow that's going to be a lot of work. I would think you need to make 3 large rectangle cakes first. Set them all in a row next to each other, and then carve away one cake to make it pointy like a boat's front end. Then carve away a dip in the 2nd and 3rd cakes to make the area where people would sit. Some of these cake pieces you carve away you could use to make a motor off the back end...just a chunk of cake really.  Then just icing all over it together to make it look like a boat. Maybe a bright blue for the boat body, black icing on the motor...
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That is the plain basic shape I'm thinking of. Or just make it easy on yourself and order one from a cake decorator !
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Anonymous answered
Well you could make one large sheet cake and then cut the shape of the cake out of that by looking on the internet for pictures of anchors or boats and then just frost it and decorate it to your desire
Aisha Profile
Aisha answered
You would need the following ingredients:
2 cups sugar, 1-3/4 cups flour, 3/4 cup Hershey cocoa, 1-1/2 tsp baking powder, 1-1/2 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp salk, 2 eggs, 1 cup milk, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 2 tsp vanilla extract, 1 cup boiling water. Here is a link from where you can get the complete instructions for making the cake. You can make small alterations of your own to get it more customized:
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