Our friend Joe recently turned 40 and celebrated with a lovely party in his parents’ garden, complete with ‘barn cricket’. It rained on and off, but that didn’t stop the party, or the cricket. Joe, his brother and my husband have played cricket together for many years and now the children are following suit. They also love to go and watch their dads play, and seem not to notice that the dads are moving a little slower these days.
Joe’ s wife, Amy, asked me to make this cricket cake for the party to celebrate Joe’s love of the game. I’m still pretty slow with the figures and this cricketer must have taken me about two hours. I’m not sure how much he looks like Joe, but he is wearing the green cap of Turnham Green Cricket Club, which is the most important thing.