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    • DSmiffy
    • By DSmiffy 10th Jun 05, 4:28 PM
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    Novelty Birthday Cakes...
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    • 10th Jun 05, 4:28 PM
    Novelty Birthday Cakes... 10th Jun 05 at 4:28 PM
    My uncle is going to be 70 soon and used to be in the navy. I want to make him a cake in the shape of a navy frigate. Anyone know any sites that I can pinch ideas for the shape and decoration etc.
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    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 10th Jun 05, 5:31 PM
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    Hiya,

    If you google uk using "royal navy frigate"+shipname without the HMS bit you're likely to get a few pages up - one of which will hopefully have a picture of any frigate that you know your grandad was on.

    After that it's work out a design and start cooking. For that you're on your own
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    • 10th Jun 05, 7:00 PM
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    • 10th Jun 05, 7:00 PM
    With a square cake tin, you can cut the resulting cake into 2 rectangles or 2 triangles, then divide those shapes into smaller triangles. From the pieces, you can jigsaw together a boat shape, which you can stick together with icing.

    You can buy black food colouring and add it to a basic icing recipe to get battleship grey.

    Write the name of his ship on the side, with gel icing pens.

    Best of British...
    • Katgoddess
    • By Katgoddess 10th Jun 05, 7:19 PM
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    http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&lr=&q=ship+cake&btnG=Search

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