For the public release of GOV.UK, I was asked to make the celebratory cake for the team. With all the folks at GDS and a number of visitors on the celebration day, we needed cake for 250-300 people. Definitely the largest I had ever undertaken!
So first I made 6 large roasting pans worth of my favourite vanilla buttermilk cake — including one which I made gluten free by substituting in Dove’s gluten free plain flour (which for the record is absolutely brilliant!).
Then covered them with a thick layer of buttercream icing:
Once it was all smoothed out…
We covered it in a layer of black fondant icing (which you should DEFINITELY buy ready-made rather than trying to colour it yourself — trust me…):
Culminating in the final product — which looked pretty good alongside the existing 100 days, 50 days and GOV.UK road signs:
And just one final shot so you can see the scale: