As I mentioned in my introductory post, my 35th birthday was in August. I’m sure most of you know what it’s like when it comes to birthdays and veganism – if you have a cake, you’ve probably made it yourself. That’s what I’ve done almost every year I’ve been vegan (one year Mike helped).
But I decided 35 was a big enough year to warrant having someone else make my cake. And since I was paying to have a cake made, I figured I might as well do it up big style instead of just getting a sheet cake.
As some of you know, I’m a huge nerd, and Star Trek: The Next Generation is one of my favourite shows of all time. I’ve seen every episode and all the movies at least once and have the entire series on DVD (I had all the films but they were Region 1). I’ve even read some of the books and follow several cast members on Twitter (which reminds me, I should be following LeVar Burton). I have pajamas that look like a command uniform (specifically Captain – 4 pips) and a bat’leth letter opener.
I’ve been feeling especially geeky lately – maybe because of a renewed personal interest in general nerd things and specific Trek things, maybe because I discovered (new to me, not Columbused) or have been paying attention to more geek culture (e.g., The Mary Sue) – so I decided that I needed to have a geeky cake.
So I commissioned an Enterprise-D cake from Alicks Fraser of Licks Cake Design. Check out how cool my cake was!
The saucer section and other parts were cake, but the warp nacelles were wood covered with sugar paste. We had a lot of fun disassembling and eating the cake. Any time someone would eat a bit of the black icing on the bottom, we’d say they were eating space! Heh.
Everyone really liked it (even Zebby – he was all up in my biz every time I had a piece) and it looked really impressive. If you’re in Edinburgh or nearby and need a vegan cake, you should speak to Alicks!