Once again I'm joining Erika for oldie Friday where we show crafting projects from the archives. I recently stumbled across some old pictures in my photo bucket account. Apologies for the quality but they are photographs of photographs. This was a birthday cake that I made for my Dad. I seem to remember watching a programme that came from the garden festival in Wales where they were decorating cakes using an icing made with gelatine that means that it sets rock hard. A quick google dates this back to 1992, so I must have been about 19 when I made this cake.
Dad loved holidaying in France at the time and so that was the inspiration for the cake. I made the gelatine icing and then moulded croissants, baguettes, grapes and French flags out of it. I traced the outline of France onto grease proof paper and rolled out the icing and then trimmed it to shape. Dad was thrilled with the cake.
I've got a great weekend coming up. I'm off to the craft shop in Preston for 2 days of workshops with the InkBuds - Hels Sheriden and Pauline Wheeler. They say to take gloves if you don't want inky hands, so sounds like fun!