My dear friend asked me to create a cake for her 50th birthday, requesting that it be ‘a bit mad’. This is the first time that I have attempted a 3 tier cake and also had a go at carving to create a ‘wonky’ effect. It did look a bit like the leaning tower of Pisa in places (advice on this please!) but it created quite an impact and she loved it. I made everything by hand and all elements are edible. She is an art teacher, so there are homages to Gaudi and Dali, as well as a gardening theme. She goes camping every year with her two children, hence the tent, and I wanted to represent her journey to the age of 50 with the road and speed signs. There is an artist’s palette on top, which I wasn’t that happy with, but ran out of time to do anything about it!