Thursday, September 29, 2011

Cake: The Big Green Egg

A dear friend of mine asked me to sculpt a cake in a shape of her dad’s favourite grill/steam cooker to celebrate his birthday. The Big Green Egg with burgers, sausages and vegetables!

I tried to include as many details as possible, and that included the texture on the container, external temperature gauge on the lid, name engraved on the handle! Then on the grill I put a some corn (the best vege of all, but maybe that’s just me), a sausage, a burger patty and some cubed veges on a skewer. Some added touches were shrimps on skewer and a drumstick that were just off the grill.

I don’t think I can ever stop saying this… it was a lot of work but so much FUN!!!

Happy Birthday!!!!

So this wraps up the mystery behind the two photos I posted before here. Two unrelated objects, transferred into edible objects, both for two wonderful dads!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Cake: Tandy Radio Shack Computer: TRS-80 Model IV

Its been a while since I updated the blog and finally I’m back with lots to share! If you are reading this, thank you so much for not giving up and visiting my blog again.

At last…. Time to reveal the mystery behind my last post of two random photos!!

TRS-80 Model IV for Computer loving dad!

Tandy Radio Shack TRS 80 Model IV is a computer that my dad-in-law used to own and one of the first computers that my hubby Nick “experienced”. I wanted to make something special for my DIL’s birthday and since he loves his computers, I decided to bring this none-existant computer to life… and this time as an edible version!

I was curious about the name Tandy Radio Shack (TRS), and I found out a few things that I didn’t know. Computer world is not my forte, and maybe everyone else knows this but me, but here it goes. Tandy Corporation was a leather goods company founded in 1919 in Texas that bought Radio Shack in the 1960s and renamed it Tandy Radio Shack. TRS-80 was born in the late 1970s and early 1980s with its first model and it was very popular amongst home users, hobbyist and small businesses, that cost about $600 US. By 1983, Model IV came out they were selling at a retail price of $2000 US! (you can go here and here to read more about it)

Well, now we (I) know. Next time there’s a question about Tandy Corp before becoming Tandy Radio Shack, now we know that they were leather goods company.

Anyways, my DIL loved it and the first thing he cut off was the keyboard portion off the computer itself. So logical we are sometimes…

Well, now that one of the two photos have been explained from my post, you guessed it. The Big Green Egg BBQ will be posted next and yes, it’s a CAKE!!!

Thanks for reading!