A Hand in the Bird - Roald Dahl

This is my contribution to A Roald Dahl Celebration – a group of cake artists that have come together from around the world to celebrate Roald Dahl Day.
I’m Nic Hughes aged 39 3/4!! I have been making and decorating cakes for the last 4 years after much encouragement from my son and family. I started simple and now each cake is a new challenge. To literally make something out of nothing and get a huge array of reactions is priceless. I’ve had tears, hugs, squeals, jumps – all good and gratefully received! I wasn’t always good at cake – my sister is testament to that! I’d had enough of my cakes looking like a two year old had done them so I was booked onto a cupcake course and the rest they say is history!! 3 years ago a left my Civil Service job with the RAF Search and Rescue to take the plunge into cakes and Tiers of Indulgence was born. I’d be lying if I said it was an easy journey – but I’ve survived and I’m enjoying making cakes more than ever!!
I chose Rhyme Stew by Roald Dahl as possibly one of the lesser known book and is not suitable for small readers! One particular rhyme stuck out a mile to me ‘A Hand in the Bird’ which is about a forty year old Maiden (I’m 40 in 5 months!) and the story made me chuckle so I thought why not! The funny thing about this story is I love mice but I’m not looking forward to being 40 so a bit of role reversal here! I have tried to incorporate something out of each verse of the rhyme and bring it all together in a fun way.

Supplies: cake lace dummy cake icing petal dusts

Tools: cake lace modelling tools

Tags: icing mice cake topper fingers numbers lace roald dahl collaboration

Nic, Tiers of Indulgence

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mamgi ...

It’s great

Alana Lily Chocolates & Cakes ...

Love it and love why you chose the book and the rhyme! I am 40 next month!

Calli Creations ...

Fabulous design!!!
Congrats on a fab collab

Sweet Dreams by Heba ...

Gorgeous!! :D

MsGF ...

Fabulous!

Cakemummy ...

Fantabulous

Lynette Horner ...

Am loving this x

Tiers of Indulgence ...

Thank you for all your lovely comments! X

Michal Bulla ...

well done!

Anka ...

fabulous design

SpecialT Cakes - Tracie Callum ...

Fab love it x

Tiers of Indulgence ...

thank you everyone. Al the cake artists in this collaboration have done amazingly well! Xx

Julie Reed Cakes ...

Looks fabulous well done x

Mary's Cakes ...

Looks brilliant! Well done x

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