Saturday, January 15, 2011

Australia Cake!!

What's Australia Day? Well, according to Wikipedia :

"...Australia Day (previously known as Anniversary Day, Foundation Day and ANA Day)[1] is the official national day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January, the day commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove in 1788, the hoisting of the British flag there, and the proclamation of British sovereignty over the eastern seaboard of New Holland.[2] ......."

The cake I've got here is for a friend's brother. When I asked Lia what she wanted for the cake, she said "
Australia!!" She got me stunned for a while there. She then continues by explaining that her brother hasn't been back to Australia for a while, and while he's in Sydney for his birthday this year, what better way to give him an "Australia" cake!!??

With Australia Day just around the corner, I thought it's quite appropriate to put this post up. It is afterall, like Australia's "Birthday" (^___^)v

So, what's Australia for most people? With Oprah's visit not too long ago, all things touristy and what's the first image that pops to mind (well... my mind anyway..) when Australia is mentioned, I decided to go with a few of the obvious.

1 - the Sydney Opera House (no, not Oprah house).. and the beaches (big expanse of blue) that Australia is famous for.

- Who doesn't know Koala? Cute (yes) and cuddly (no, not really.. have u seen those claws?), and in about every marketing material about Australia :P. And what's this about the colours?? Eventhough it's not exactly the colours of our flag, oz-s are easily identified in 'green & gold' clothing, especially in sports events

3. and let's not forget the artistic side of things. The Aboriginal Drawings are one of the oldest part of the Australian culture. They tell stories and thus form part of the history.

Now, put all that together... and (in this occasion), this is my version of the "Australia" cake
p.s - it's almost Australia Day!! Wait for my upcoming "green and gold" post (^__-)


eatmarvin said...

That is so out of this world! I reckon you can sell a gazillion of them on Australia Day. I wouldn't mind buying one. But it's so nice that I might not be able to eat it. I'd probably keep it on display. :)

Kendall said...

OH my gosh this is absolutely beautiful! I had no idea how far cake decorating could go. Culinary ARTS at their best.

MelbaToast said...

Wow - I LOVE your cake, it's totally amazing. Really love the aboriginal artwork.

Mel said...

really pretty and aussie cake!! love it!