I fell in love with the concept for this cake, designed and made for a twin brother and sister celebrating their 80th Birthday, having had a few messages and ideas bandied around with the client about their interesting heritage and childhood years we eventually happened upon a lovely and unique idea for their cake.
They had spent a lot of their childhood in Poland and often speak about the Tram journeys they would take on the old gas powered Polish Trams, which ran past the local church. I was sent images of both the tram and the church and asked if I could recreate a photo cake of the church and a model of the Tram made from modelling paste going across the front of the cake.
I particularly liked the idea of having these images as part of the cake but decided that the Tram being made as the cake itself against a backdrop edible image of the church would carry much more impact and seem much more unique and special to celebrate their 80th birthday. I also much prefer to sculpt larger models from cake as opposed to smaller models from sugarpaste.
The cake and board were all handpainted and detailed, the edible image backdrop was printed and then detailed on top slightly with some paint to blend into the style of the painted board. The finishing touch was added with a childhood photograph of the birthday boy and girl.