I think it’s fair to say that a 40th birthday party deserves a good cake. I made this one for a party in the beautiful Reading Room, upstairs in The Grange, which is a lovely pub overlooking Ealing Common.
The birthday girl had attended one of my cupcake decorating classes just before Christmas, and I was delighted when she got in touch with her cake request. The design features a hand crafted model of Victoria in her party dress, along with a few of her favourite things, including her prized scooter.
The scooter would have been tricky had I not previously made a Vespa and picked up a few tricks along the way. There are several cocktails sticks invoved in its construction, but it felt quite sturdy in the end.