Pin Reaper: Will West
My Blog: http://castmana1.blogspot.co.uk/
Original Inspiration: http://pinterest.com/pin/392728029976874341/
What I Did: My wife’s birthday falls on Bonfire Night, and as such she asked me to make her a ‘Gunpowder Plot’ cake. The way I saw it, two things were needed to make this project a success – the Houses of Parliament in cake form and a few pyrotechnics. The indoor fireworks would be easy to source, but the cake would surely be a taller order.
Somewhat unsurprisingly, a search of Pinterest yielded few results for ‘Houses of Parliament Cake’, so I took inspiration from the only appropriate post I could find. It looked pretty complicated, but I’d made a sponge cake at school some 20 years ago so I wasn’t a complete novice. I made a few cosmetic tweaks to the original design in an attempt to make the build a little easier (If you look very closely, you may be able to spot a few subtle differences in the chocolate finger roof, the silver ball windows and the spire of Big Ben, or the ‘sweaty witches hat’ as my wife rather callously referred to it), none of which added anything positive to the overall appearance of the cake.
Some 30 seconds after I took this photo, the tower collapsed in a heap, reducing my monstrous creation to a pile of spongey marzipan rubble. It was probably the best thing that could ever have happened to it.
Next Time I Will: More fireworks.