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What a Cake!

When I was very young my mother used to ‘build’ cakes for my birthday.  One year I had a car shaped cake.  Another year it was a train.  I remember a pirate themed cake too.

Around my tenth birthday the cakes became more conventional.  A square or round cake, usually covered in marzipan and royal icing, with an inscription piped on.  By the time I was in my twenties birthday cakes had become a novelty.  Usually provided by whichever restaurant I happened to be eating my birthday meal in.

So imagine my surprise, and delight, when I saw the birthday cake that my team at work got for me a few weeks ago.  This has to be the best birthday cake I have ever had.

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The person who decorated this cake is a true artist.  Compare the skeleton on a bike with the original image I posted in Cognoscenti Postscript.  Pretty darn good for sugar work.

Cognoscenti Day 6 Skeleton T-shirt

The detail on the cake was impressive, right down to the rocks and mud.

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And best of all, this chocolate fudge-filled cake was delicious.

Thank you team!