I have spent much of the last week working on this 60th birthday cake for a man who works in theatre based training. The brief was to show him in his blue smoking jacket, sitting on a casting couch with a big fat cigar in his hand. I’m not sure how flattering the likeness is but hopefully it fits the bill.
There was tricky construction work invloved in this cake to make sure it didn’t all fall apart. Underneath the blue rug is a cakeboard supported by dowel rods, to prevent Derek and his chaise longue from sinking into the cake, not to mention the several hidden cocktail sticks holding everything together.