This "sweet surprise" is made from the charming wife Rositsa who wanted to surprise her husband for his birthday. His passion and his career work are connected with...boats, of course.
Rosi sent me a photo of a helm that they have at their home and I tried to make something similar. She suggested a nautical cake but because last year I made a cake with two boats for her husband's Christmas party, this year we decided to be something different. All other decorations came spontaneously in my mind :)