This was my entry for the national cake show in Ireland 2015, hosted by Cork Sugarcraft Guild. The category I chose was ‘open carved novelty’ and you had to represent cake in a decade. I chose the 1920s. I based the car on a 1927 Rolls Royce Phantom 1 Playboy Roadster owned by Hollywood silent film cowboy actor Tom Mix. The interior of his car was the most beautiful burgundy and his exterior was more of a sky blue. I wanted something a little more vibrant hence my use of the electric blue for the exterior. Sadly, while I received some really lovely positive feedback from the British Sugarcraft Guild judges, who had flown over to judge the event, my entry was disqualified due to my misinterpretation of one of the rules. The rule stated that the exhibit had to contain at least 50% cake. I interpreted ‘exhibit’ as the thing I was carving, ie, the car, and it was completely made of cake except for the wheels which were made from florist paste (gumpaste). Unfortunately for me, ‘exhibit’ meant the entire work, including the area of the cake board. So if I had used a smaller board on which to display the cake, I wouldn’t have been disqualified. Anyway lesson learnt and at least now I know what is involved in making a vintage convertible ….and also to refuse if any client ever asks for one!