I had doubts about this one I must say as I wasn't entirely sure what I was going to do! But I was quite pleased with the end result. The boat itself (Little Treasure) was quite heavy as it is all sugarpaste and had to be supported on straws and it was quite difficult to model whilst the weather was warm (that brief spell that was summer!!). What usually takes a day or so to dry out took 3 or 4 days.
The family were all very pleased with the cake and I hope it finished off the celebrations for Ernie's 70th nicely