I was asked to make a vintage sewing machine cake with the colour theme of black, gold and red. In order to personalise it the name Jeanette was written in place of Singer and DLW was placed in the dial where S would normally be. I had fun making all the little details for this cake; the buttons painted with glittery gold and red (all edible), the gold sparkly letters, dial and writing and the cotton reel on the top with a strawberry lace as thread. The needle was made from a cocktail stick dipped in edible silver paint.
This cake was very difficult to ice due to it's shape around the cut-out section. It had to be done in 2 stages and was then very awkward to smooth on the inside. I feel that the gold really stands out against the black but the downside of using gold glitter is that once it touches icing it is very difficult to wipe off! So care had to be taken to ensure that things are placed in the right location first time round - which wasn't always the case unfortunately.
The cake was cut from a 12" square and ended up about 10" x 12" in size. It was a vanilla sponge with vanilla buttercream and jam....yummy!