I work for a Railway Construction Company where the men all dress in a rather indelicate shade of radioactive orange. Our Health & Safety Manager was leaving us for pastures new so I made him a Good Luck cake with his work kit on to send him on his merry way.
8" madeira split into three layers, filled with jam and buttercream and covered it in white fondant.
I modelled a pair of workboots, gloves, safety glasses, hard-hat and hi-vis jacket from pre-coloured fondant and painted the hi-vis highlights with silver dusting powder mixed with a little clear alcohol after running a stitching wheel along the edges. I used the top of a lemon juicer to model/dry the hard hat. I laid pieces of leftover hi-vis strips along a rolled out strip of orange fondant and glued them down with sugar glue. I then cut out the lettering for GOOD LUCK and attached it to the sides of the cake with a little more sugar glue.
Carol, Maidenhead UK, http://offtherailscakes.co.uk