Mowing the lawn

Made this cake this week for a lovely old man who is the father of an old boyfriend of mine!!
This is the largest single layer cake I’ve made so far at 15" square. It wouldn’t fit in the oven as a single cake, so with the help of you lovely ladies on the forum section I decided to make four 8" cakes as suggested, then trim and join them together.
It worked fantastically well thank you xx Flavour is lemon which is my most popular flavour this year. The brief was to make a cake with an old man mowing the lawn…….because that’s what he does most these days. At 82yrs old he’s doing well to be so sprightly. Also he used to work at a garage, so I was asked if I could include some old vintage style shell petrol pumps. With those two things requested I thought a village scene was the way to go……and the rest sprang from my imagination. I had to add the Morris Minor Traveller car because it’s my favourite iconic 1950’s car and I’d love to own one some day. Happy 82nd Birthday Alf and many more xxx

karen,Leicestershire,England,http://www.karenskakery.co.uk

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Toni (White Crafty Cakes) ...

Wow, Wow, WOW Karen, this is AMAZING! It must have taken you forever to bake and decorate! I adore all of the wonderful details you put on it! LOVE it!!!!!

Karen Flude ...

Thanks Toni, it took forever to bake and cover but do you know I had the best time. And when Jeff came to collect it tonight and saw the amount of detail it was worth it to see the look on his face x

Lilas e Laranja (by Teresa de Gruyter) ...

That’s such a fun cake! – so much detail and I love the humourous face of the old man. :)

Xclusive ...

Good job, fantastic details!
Karen, am so happy that the advice worked well in your favour and you were finally able to pull it off succesfully too. Well done!! Now, you should be able to do a 24″ × 24″ square cake; without any hassels – Lol !!!

Elli Warren ...

brilliant cake Karen!! wouldn’t know where to start to cover a cake this big! lovely detail! :-)

Goreti ...

Wow, great job!

Karen Flude ...

Thank you everyone for your lovely kind words. You really are all fantastic xx

Ana Remígio - CUPCAKES & DREAMS Portugal ...

Wow!!! Karen what an amazing cake!!! LOVE IT!!! Love all those little details!!! GORGEOUS!!! xxx

Karen Flude ...

Thanks Ana xx

nanantonato ...

Great cake decoration job friend,

It seems really cool.

Joanne Wieneke ...

Karen, is this the huge cake you were talking about??? such a beauty! you did a great job! love it!

Karen Flude ...

Hi Jo, thank you. Yes this is it. You really can’t tell it’s actually four cakes trimmed and covered. I’m not scared now to have a go at a large cake. xx

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