Vintage Hymn Books - Hand Painted Christmas Cake

The lady who ordered this cake asked for an open hymn book on top of another book. She also wanted some music on it – painting is not my strong point so this posed the biggest challenge for me. I also wanted to make the cake in such a way that it could be cut right through without a cake board divider so I carved it as one piece (upside down, to begin with) from a 10" Boozy Fruit Cake. The music is hand painted with edible dusting powders mixed with gin. I loved doing this and breathed a massive sigh of relief when I had completed the painting! PS .. note to all musicians out there… the notation is not exact as I missed a bar or two but I sure as hell wasn’t going to start again haha! All decorations made with edible sugarpaste.

'It Always Seems Impossible Until It is Done' Nelson Mandela http://www.facebook.com/CakesByFifi

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Kaye ...

Totally amazing!!! Wow :0)))) xx

Fifi's Cakes ...

Thank you so much Kaye!! Really enjoyed this xx

Ana Remígio - CUPCAKES & DREAMS Portugal ...

OMG Fiona!!! This is GORGEOUS!!! Love it!!! Amazing job!!! xx

Fifi's Cakes ...

Aww thank you so much Ana!! I’m really touched!! xxx

Jen McK Evans ...

You would honestly think this is printed! Amazing job! xx

Fifi's Cakes ...

Bless you Jen! What a lovely compliment!! Thank you so much xxx

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