Okay, as a skating newbie, I decided I had to do a little research in order to make this cake. In fact, the only time I was ever on a skateboard (many, many years ago!) I fell off, sprained my wrist, and had to postpone my cello recital. Oh yes, I was cool!
What I discovered is that skaters have a language all their own. There are even dictionaries filled with skate slang. So, without further ado, let me describe for you how I "busted a trick" while making this cake. I used sugar paste to make the board and went "old school" with the buttercream icing. In order to prevent the skateboard from catching some "air" I anchored it with a few skewers, but I did make sure I added the logos of the birthday boy's favorite skate brands - DC and Tony Hawk. I hope that Connor is really "stoked" when he sees his cake.