I was asked to make this cake for a former serviceman on his 60th birthday. He is a keen War of the Worlds fan. The cake is airbrush painted, to depict the London skyline at night, fires burning all around, as the aliens invade Earth. The Parachute Regiment insignia is recreated and sits atop the alien. Everything is edible, with the exception of the alien’s legs. The cakes themselves are chocolate and vanilla sponges, filled with buttercream and finished with sugarpaste.