Being the remarkable little woman that I am, it didn't take long to come up with a brilliant cake idea. Now, my dad has been wearing the same type of shoe for about three hundred years: the Dunlop KT-26. (KT is short for "kinetic"; 26 is the number of miles in a marathon. Yup.)
I actually don't remember my dad ever wearing any other kind of sports shoe ever. He says they're comfy, cheap and dependable, so why switch? If they keep making them, he'll keep buying them.
So, of course, I thought it would be a buh-rilliant idea to model my cake on this classic piece of contemporary footwear. Luckily dad was at work wearing work shoes, so I managed to get a hold of one of his KTs and make some sketches.
I decided on a blueberry buttercake, with icing made from white chocolate, blueberries and vanilla. Sound nice? Yes, yes it does. I rounded up the ingredients - had a minor crisis when I discovered we had NO EGGS!
- but dealt with it in a calm and rational manner. And then I baked the cake, and I iced it, and, well, here it is:
RUN - DON'T WALK - FROM THE BLOB!
I know, it doesn't look that great on its own, I know. But I figured out, all you need to do is put a real shoe beside it and look! It blends right in.
Fine. I created a gastronomic abomination. But it's the thought that counts, isn't it?
Happy birthday, Dad!