My Stepdad is a James Bond fan so for his birthday I made this Walther PPK cake, Bond's weapon of choice!
I made two cakes in loaf tins, and filled them with buttercream and jam then chilled them.
I printed a picture of a PPK and then just enlarged it by hand very simply to the size required, then placed it over the cake and cut!
I coloured some butter icing grey, using some black writing icing, (all I had!)and covered the cake where the gun was supposed to be metal, and for the butt, used chocolate butter icing. For the curved section under the trigger I could not get the cake to do as it was told! So I used a piece of card and covered it in butter icing.
Then I used black writing icing and copied some of the writing from the picture i found on the internet, also some of the detailing but a simplified version! and some choc buttons at the end of the barrel.
I cut out the 007 from black rolled icing, and then stuck the candle in the barrel!
A somewhat bizarre theme for a cake perhaps, but fitting to the party venue; my young son wanted a “Laser Skirmish” party – the current fad in his social world. One of my son’s best friends is blessed with a mum who is also a New South Wales (Australia) Policewoman; my son has always had an interest in guns (from a technical standpoint) and was very taken with the gun carried by his friend’s mum.. Hence:
A white chocolate mud cake slab cut and sculpted into a ‘Glock’ Handgun, as used by the NSW Police. The butter icing has been coloured ’gunmetal grey’ using a mixture of red, blue and yellow food colourings (as I couldn’t find a stockist of the fabled ‘black paste’. Piped vanilla frosting is used for the gun details with chocolate sprinkles giving the impression of a textured handgrip. “Bullet holes” in the ‘embossed steel’ base board provide supports for the candles.
The PC generated greeting is written in ‘Stencil.ttf’ font.
I baked this Smoking Gun Cake at the request of a friend who's spouse teaches firearms classes. They wanted to serve it at the end of the year picnic.
The cake is a vanilla batter and the frosting is butter cream. I printed out pictures of the gun online and used one to outline it on the cake. I used tips 3, 5, 13 and 45 to build up and make the gun, and then used a toothpick for further detailing.
The bullet hole is complete with a frosting bullet in the hole (I used a pencil to make a hole in the cake and the copper tinted frosting inside), and cake shrapnel around the edges.
This is one of the most interesting requests I had ever had for a cake.