Ok, so I cheated a little bit with this cake and made the chalice from a polystyrene dummy cake sat on a cake card and dowel, and used a real can... But this also helped to keep the budget down for the client, as you could imagine had the whole thing been made of cake, the cake frame and extra time involved would have increased the cost. The dummy elements (decorated in fondant) sat on top of a vanilla madeira sponge cake filled with buttercream and jam.
This bottle of wine cake was carved from a 12"x8" tin and 'built' to be the same size as a 75cl bottle of wine in a display box made from fondant and finished with desiccated coconut.
This cake; cans in an ice bucket design is 100% edible. Inside the fondant covered barrel sits a rich chocolate cake, the ice cubes are actually foxs glacier mints and the cans were printed onto icing paper sheets. The can lid was also made from fondant.
This double cheeseburger was made from a 6" round tin. I kept the rounded crusty top (that usually gets cut off when making cakes for customers... sharp edges and all that) to make the bap top but I did put an extra layer of cream and jam around it to keep it moist. To make the bulgy burger bits I just rolled a long fondant sausage and added to the cake before covering the whole thing in fondant.
A retro style record player for a West Ham FC fan on his 70th birthday.
The head of this dalmation puppy was pieced together from a larger cake. The snout piece had a little help from a couple of drinking straws to hold it on, as well as lots of buttercream of course.
This was the first carved cake I did as the business launched... A vintage sports car... Only the windscreen was non-edible (made from flower wire). I look forward to seeing improvements if I get to make another carved car cake. This was carved from a 12" x 8" tin.