My work is never short of an occasion or three for me to make cakes for. In a busy week I was asked to make something special for the company’s mailroom manager who was celebrating 40 years in his job.
I decided to keep things simple and made a number of packages and envelopes from fondant and used a ruched square cutter to make ’40c’ stamps (for 40 years). I stuck them on brightly covered yellow and blue cakes.
The centrepiece was a cake with a fondant mailman (modelled as best I could on the guest of honour) clutching an envelope.
This was my first time making a fondant person and I went through several stages before I reached a model I was happy with. I can’t wait to make more people because I know the details (especially fingers, which I left off the mailman) will get better each time.