My husband is an amazing photographer. He creates a whole and wondrous, completely believable worlds often using tiny model railroad figurines. For his birthday I wanted to combine two of his greatest passions: photography and being an especially wonderful dad.
That's a father-son portrait in the 7 inch wide "camera lens" below:
|The cake really cried out to be painted in a James-Bondian Gold, for that extra Midas touch.|
The body of the camera is made of two stacked square tiers of Malted Milk cake (recipe from Jenny McCoy----soooo delicious!) filled with Caramel Buttercream (made with the most irresistible caramel sauce from Tahana Caramels).
The "camera back" is where you would typically find the film, but in this case it is a box made out of gingerbread with two gingerbread shelves to hold many little figures with little stories played out David's iconic photography. Although the model railroad bride & groom figures that we had as one of our wedding cake toppers didn't make the final cut, (because the toy bride broke her leg).
|Bride & Groom model railroad figures used as cake topper|
|Here I am with our sweet genius friend, Ron who came to help celebrate the birthday, and of course helped with the heavy lifting of the cake to the table.|
|Here intern Mariel with the cake...still being developed--- (he he he).|