I like to make pretty cakes. I’m sure you know the type – light coloured cakes covered in ruffles, roses, petals or frills, perhaps finished with a handful of sprinkles, sanding sugar or sugar pearls. When someone says the word ‘cake’, they’re the first things that come to mind.
There’s something about pretty pastels that makes my heart sing – I could quite happily make them day after day from now until forever (though I’d end up absolutely surrounded by them, though judging from the opening scenes of Paramore’s new video that wouldn’t actually be a bad thing!)
But a few weeks ago I was asked to make a themed birthday cake for one of our good friends, Matt. The keyword in that sentence is ‘themed’ – pretty cakes were officially off the table! We spent a few evenings chatting about exactly what kind of cake he wanted and the answers were as far from my area of expertise as you could get – Star Trek and Star Wars made up most of the enthusiastic birthday boy’s suggestions.
Then one evening we while sitting down watching a new episode of Game of Thrones it hit me – why not make a Game of Thrones themed cake? The suggestion received a very, very enthusiastic response from both Matt and Kevin, so I did a bit of brainstorming, came up with a design and got everything planned out.