60th Birthday Cake - Tractors, Dancing, Caravan
The three cakes (the teeny caravan on top is cake too) are Madeira, the two round ones are split and filled with raspberry jam and buttercream. All cakes were then coated in buttercream and covered in plain fondant. The backgrounds were coloured with edible dusting powders and hand cut fondant motifs applied (I cheated with the dancers, they were done using patchwork cutters).
My Uncle is semi-retired and does DIY, videoing and other things for local folk in his area, he has a website, the headers and logo used on it I tried to reproduce on one side of the bottom layer.
Before retirement, he sold agricultural machinery which I have shown with fondant cut outs of John Deere and Massey Ferguson tractors around the other side of the same layer.
He’s known as ‘Snake Hips’ for his prowess on the dancefloor (ceroc) which is why the second layer has the dancing silhouettes and the caravan is for how he likes to spend weekends away in his own one.
I made the wired stars from fondant mixed with Mexican paste with florist wire poked into them. The board was covered in embossed fondant and coloured with more edible dust.
Carol, Maidenhead UK, http://offtherailscakes.co.uk