Pattycake, Pattycake, Bake me a Nauticake
At the northern end of the San Francisco Bay can be found the Vallejo Yacht Club—one of the season’s earliest clubs to launch its Bay Area beercan racing. April through end of September provides club racers with Wednesday nights designated for fun. Generally speaking, opening day means opening a can—not slicing up a celebratory cake. I lucked out though. On my regular VYC boat Summer and Smoke, skipper Pat has timed his birthday to coincide with the season’s first race down Mare Island Channel. Naturally this got me thinking about what maritime cake I should put on order for the crew. It wasn't hard to find inspiration on Pinterest.
While the guys are fussing over beer, I will be focus on solid foods. The question is, “which birthday creation?” These nauticakes are all looking mighty fine. Even if our Vallejo boat heels over during beercan race number one—and the confectionery topples over into a cake wreck—I intend to have my cake and eat it too.