Manly Nuts & Bolts birthday cake
I had a lot of fun with this birthday cake for my husband. I am very lucky in that he is able to fix/make most things (very handy for my cake frames :D ) It’s a bit of a joke in our household, if daddy can’t fix it, nobody can! So I thought I would incorporate it in his cake design. He asked for a jaffa cake flavour, but made it very awkward as he doesn’t like buttercream (weird right! :D) The tiny amount of buttercream I was allowed to use, did not hold up to damming the marmalade :( Emergency measures had to be taken :D
This had to be one of the most stress free cakes to cover EVER!!! I had decided when designing it that I wanted the fondant to be ripped and cracked with elephant skin. It was great, I roughly covered the cake in buttercream (no smoothing!!) and literally threw the fondant on lol :D I then added dents and dings!!!
Of course no birthday cake is complete without candles, although nearly setting the cake on fire is always ill advised ;)
Original design idea came from the lovely Sweet Aloha xx♥ Thank you xx