My mom had her retirement party last night (Saturday) and i was responsible for making the cake. Here is the background on the cake - my mother always wanted to drive cross country in an RV. Both my parents are retired now so they can do it!..That was the inspiration for the cake! The cake is in the shape of the united states with Alaska (not Hawaii, because you have to fly). My sisters and i mapped out the states they should visit with the attractions/tours they would enjoy. If you remember the Indiana Jones Movies - when they would travel in the plane, there was always a map with a red line and red dots at locations - that was the idea of the map! We made a red dot at every state they would stop at and a line connecting the dots (driving through some states they wouldn’t stop at). We also added blue water for ocean and the great lakes! This was my first attempt a “creative cake” - thoughts?
The cake itself if the banana cake (page 69 of the cake bible) with the classic egg white butter cream - colored. Everyone enjoyed the cake!! And my mom got a great laugh!!!