ehhhh? I’d better explain right? Ok..
I was contacted on my Facebook page by a very lovely, very beautiful lady inquiring about a cake for her husband. It turned out she is a professional model and her husband was a professional photographer. I can guess how they met…
Anyway, those that follow this little blog of mine on a regular basis will know I’m quite into my photography and i’ll admit to finding it quite amusing that here I was being asked to create a cake of the very same camera I use to photograph the cakes and cookies I make! It’a a bizarre world sometimes isn’t it!
I studied my camera like never before and baked a flat sheet cake ready to stack and carve. Once cut, stacked, crumb coated and covered i began working in the details and lines of the cake, constantly referring back to my trusty camera that was sat on the kitchen top quietly posing for me.
Once I was happy with the shaping and details out came best friend Dinky my airbrush and I sprayed the cake black first then worked back over with white to add highlights. I finished with a mix of black, white and blue to create the lens glass.
Finally I added an edible image i’d had printed of the lucky birthday boy and his gorgeous wife to replicate the screen on the back of the camera.
Once I was happy with everything I covered it in a light covering of edible ‘gloss’ spray to seal all the colour and prevent it lifting off when eaten.
So, here it is! One Canon 5D mk 11 digital SLR camera cake, vanilla sponge with chocolate buttercream, covered in fondant and airbrushed. Photographed (naturally) by the real canon 5D mk 11 digital SLR camera.
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