“Ace of Cakes” Celebrates the Rainbow Warrior
by David Pinsky
February 7, 2012
Baltimore is perhaps the sweetest stop yet for the new Rainbow Warrior. To celebrate the ships maiden US voyage this month, Charm City Cakes, the same shop featured in Food Networks Ace of Cakes, specially made us a meticulously designed cake that looks just like the ship! They presented it to us yesterday here at our berth at Fells Point, Baltimore.
This edible replica of our courageous Warrior comes complete with zodiac boats driving alongside the ship, activists rappelling off the ships hull, a blue whale swimming around the ship!
I sat down with Geof Manthorne and Graham Coreil-Allen of Charm City Cakes to learn a bit about the making of the cake.
Using photos of the ship, detailed blueprints provided by Greenpeace, and several planning meetings, Geof and his team created a cake coined as a scene of celebration by Charm City Cakes Operations Manager Graham Coreil-Allen.
Seventy-five hours, weeks of work around the clock produced a spectacular masterpiece that will taste as good as it looks. The cake is vegan-friendly. The front half is egg and dairy free. The sails of the cake are particularly special (though non-edible); they were cut from the sails of the previous Rainbow Warrior to honor her service.
Geof, Graham, and the entire Charm City Cakes crew are fantastic people and I really appreciated their energy and commitment to making us a celebration cake for the Rainbow Warriors maiden voyage.