Augustus Brutus

This cake was made to celebrate the 40th Birthday of a Classics teacher. It stood nearly 3 feet tall (the head was life sized) and was carved from vanilla madeira. It was presented on a fondant covered custom-made plinth and was completely edible from the shoulders up. This was the largest cake carving project I have taken on to date and although the eyes are a little ‘bug-meets-alien’ I am pleased with the results.

If you would like to see how it was made, I made a photo diary of our journey from cake to ‘marble’ Roman statue (look out for my photo-bombing toddler!):
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.541403682580777.1073741853.376930285694785&type=3

(Sorry – couldn’t resisit!)
Thanks for looking :)

Tags: bust roman statue white vanilla birthday latin plinth lifesize sculpting carving

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Elli Warren ...

Fantastic!! Amazing work!!! :-) x

CakeyCake ...

Thanks Elli! X

The Custom Cakery ...

Fantastic!

Dawne's Kitchen ...

The fact that I have no idea how you covered it makes it even better!!

CakeyCake ...

In sections Dawne, then blended together :)

GreenEyedCakeEnvy ...

Amazeballs

Hazza ...

WOW! Love the photo diary. Thanks for sharing :)

CakeyCake ...

Thank you everyone – would love to do another like this :)

Sugargourmande Lou ...

Brilliant !!! :D x

Cakemummy ...

Wow, awesome! :-)

SugarMagicCakes (Christine) ...

Fantastic!

CakeyCake ...

Thank you everyone :)

Time for Tiffin ...

Awesome Harriet x

Susana ...

Amazing work!

gail ...

cool ,nice job!

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