Snap happy birthday
It was my boyfriend’s birthday yesterday so of course I made him a cake; a birthday without cake is no birthday at all! His Canon enthusiasm and our planned trip to the Camera Obscura inspired this one (along with a suggestion from a friend, who is bound to complain if I don’t mention that it was her idea – hi Jennifer!). I figured black icing wouldn’t be too appealing with sponge cake so made my new favourite chocolate celebration cake recipe from Lindy Smith, and crumb coated it with chocolate fudge icing before getting busy with the fondant. I also quickly realised it would be kind of tricky to cover it all in fondant in one go, so hastily detached the lens and covered that separately. I reckon it added to the authenticity anyway! Once the fondant was all done it was just a case of trying not to cover the boyfriend’s actual camera in icing sugar (and trying to keep my hand steady) as I replicated the controls with edible paint. I’m so proud of the result it was quite a wrench to cut into it – not that the birthday boy seemed to mind!