The cake stand - concept
As with all creative endeavours, it's always a good idea to sit down and do a bit of research for inspiration, and one of the first pieces I came across was this amazing cake stand:
Cake stand - physical
Once it was out, he then had to disassemble it, and clean it. This is what it looked like on extraction, after an initial clean:
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The cake toppers started out as artists' dolls, painted to look metallic, and vaguely inspired by the 'Bioshock' game series. We realised that we would need to make clothes, though, or have them made, and we didn't want them to end up looking a bit silly.
All that we knew was that we wanted single-layer cakes, and that we wanted one Italian-style 'cookie cake', to recognise George's Italian-American heritage.
My first designs were hampered by a technical difficulty - because of the spacing between the levels, the maximum height for each cake was 10cm - but George resolved it by changing the attachment point to the platter supports, so I was able to go ahead with my ideal design.
I contacted Kris and we hit it off so well that she came along to my hen's night. We went along for a cake tasting, and narrowed it down to the flavours George and I like (with MOAR lemon, plz).