Friday, 23 May 2014

Rabbiting on!

Growing up, my sisters and I had a pet rabbit.

Though it was really cute and captured all our attention (for the first couple of weeks), basically the main things I remember about our rabbit, was a huge wooden "cage" that my dad had built, and these really loud banging noises every now and then, which turned out to be the rabbit thumping it's feet on the cage floor (an afternoon of my sisters and I spying through the curtains led to this discovery).

As I've mentioned before, I'm not much of an NRL fan/follower. I do feel that this puts me into the minority living in Australia.

But, today marks the second NRL cake I've made so far in my baking career. Only 14 to go! I believe that this now nudges me closer to the majority of people, who have some sort of knowledge about NRL teams, colours, and rules, etc.

I often wonder where team mascots come from. If I was to be completely honest, an angry looking rabbit (quite likely on the juice), is one of the most unlikely, and random of animals to name a sports team after.

Next would be the budgie*.

* I've heard that budgies are good at smuggling things...

Sharks, tigers, broncos, bulldogs, dragons, and warriors, for example: They all sound like they can do some serious damage on a person's body! (and self-esteem)...

But bunnies???

All I think about is Easter!

Which is probably why this cake is chocolate ;)

Speaking of the cake. I based the design from the previous NRL one, because it's simple and effective:

Seeing that I'd made a shark to go with the Sharks cake, I figured that I better also make a rabbit to go with the Rabbitohs cake! So with a glad bake outline, and edible paint, this was what I'd made:

A little while later, with the rabbit, logo, and the team colours, I had this!

Sadly, the rabbit turned out to be far too heavy (even with two extra wires to "hold it in place"), and did not last the trip into the city to deliver the cake... Many tears were experienced. All mine. :'(

On the way back, I wondered if instead of M 'n' Ms around the base, I should have used jelly beans - purely because of this rabbit:

Buuuuut, perhaps that's enough Easter jokes.

Happy birthday, Tariq! :)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Nat,
    Just want to say a big THANK YOU for making such an awesome cake for Tariq! He was very surprised and everyone absolutely enjoyed it!!