A Discworld Cake

Creating a cake based on the late Terry Pratchett’s Discworld has been the latest creative effort from Alex and myself. Greg and Isla, our two children, decided to have a joint birthday party this year, with fancy dress themed on Discworld characters. We took on the challenge of providing a cake to match the theme.

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A turtle with four giant elephants on its back supporting the Discworld

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Sculpting the cake was the first step

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Next a head was added

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More cake was cut to make the forelimbs and to represent the elephant bodies

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Fondant icing was rolled out and used to cover the pieces

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A first check on how the parts will fit together

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Eyes were added and the shell pattern was marked out

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The turtle was painted using cake decorating colours

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Prototype elephant heads

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The completed cake

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The Discworld

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The cake packed up for transport to Southampton for the party

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The demolition of the cake begins

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