Saturday, November 19, 2011

Cake Imitating Cake

Ah, the cake that started it all. Three weeks ago when the show first went to air we were inundated with comments about Antony’s infamous pink, exploding-feathers 21st birthday cake - to be usurped only by Emma’s ‘menopause mauve’ cake in Ep 2. Everybody and I mean EVERYBODY, it seemed, had an opinion. Love it or hate it, there is no denying that this is one cake not to be reckoned with. Personally, and I’m not ashamed to admit it, I loved it and it would seem I was not the only one. Sweet -16 year old Alana was also completely smitten with the cake and was, only one week after the cake went national, the first to request a replica. Not one to repeat himself, Antony tweaked the design a little to create this completely one-of-a-kind Funky Varden.

Abbie's original design

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery but try telling that to an eight year old. Official ‘Showroom Tweaker’ Estelle Cutler wasn’t convinced of this when Antony designed a replica of her 7th birthday cake last week. Six year old Billy on the other hand was absolutely thrilled with his blue bowling ball, which, made entirely from chocolate mud cake, I’m pretty sure weighed in at more than he did!

And while we're speaking of replicas, Anna Maria and her team of helpers created forty mini Estee Lauder bottles this week as part of their promotion. While they look completely real, don't be fooled these are delicious caramel fudge on the inside. Can you spot the real bottle in here?


Dharma said...

Otra preciosa muestra de ingenio y buen hacer. Saludos desde Madrid

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