My fourth fondant covered cake (and I promise I’ll stop counting them after this, but I’m still stunned by the cockiness and sheer audacity involved in taking on a celebration cake of this magnitude so early in my celebration cake making history)…anyway, my fourth one came about because Barn was so impressed by the cakes I made for Mum’s Pimms party (he is ridiculously easy to impress). He began showing photos to all and sundry; which lead to me being asked if I could make a cake for his niece’s August birthday, based on the tower from the Disney film Tangled.
At first, I almost declined on the grounds of inexperience, but when I realised I was more than a little excited about the prospect of having an excuse to try doing something so extravagant, I agreed. Then I researched how to go about it.
Cobbling together information from around the internet, and adding some tweaks of my own, I came up with a tower support structure made from plumbing parts (new ones, obviously). Petit Man handled the hardware side of things.
This was the finished article – adored by the birthday girl and eagerly munched by the party guests. The response to this cake was what started me thinking that maybe, possibly, I just might have some kind of ability in the cake making arena – it certainly got me fully and deeply hooked into cake design and sugar craft. To this day I remain proud of what I created here.
That’s not to say I can’t see a hundred areas for improvement, but, y’know, it was only my fourth novelty cake! 😉