Whilst I was tackling (excuse the pun!) the rugby cake a last minute order came in for a cricket cake. More green sugar paste! The client wanted a cake for his son's 12th birthday and he is cricket mad. He wanted some elements of the cricket ground he played at like the bench that people watch the game from and the 2 trees in pink and purple that sit behind it. I pondered the trees for a while and then decided the best way forward would be to make them using the wired flower method. So I made trunks with wire and pipe cleaners and taped with brown florists tape. I then covered them in brown royal icing so I could pipe the coloured leaves on. I was really pleased with the result even though they were time consuming and delicate. The pitch needed to have all players so I added plastic cake decoration figures for this otherwise modelling paste figures would have been overwhelming on the size of cake and I only had 4 days. I suggested a score board and we thought 12 not out would be good to reflect the boy's birthday age.
I think the cake worked out really well and included all the elements requested. Check out the pictures below.