|The raw materials|
|Ready to be assembled|
From here on in it was plain sailing. I arranged all the sections on the cake, stuck them down with some edible glue and then cut the icing sheet up and slotted them in the right places. I'd done my maths slightly wrong and had to bodge a couple of bits to make everything fit, but in the end it looked pretty close to the AER I was modelling it on so no harm done. I'd already iced a board with dark green sugar paste, so carefully airlifted the cake in place, put some ribbon round the base (mainly to cover up all the dents and wonky bits) and it was done.
|Craig with his cake|
|The finished article|
After all that it turned out that Craig doesn't like fruitcake so didn't eat any. Whoops! I'm sure the rest of the Butterfly crew will help demolish it over the next few days ;o)