Stuart's wife came to me with this cake request. There was initially no idea about what cake to make, but when asked questions about Stu, the following answers popped up:
he loves to cook,
he loves green tea
and he loves to travel and has done a bit
So the following cake was designed - a suitcase adorned in luggage stickers from places he has visited with a cup of green tea somewhere and Stu in a chef's apron with a Masterchef recipe book.
Everything is completely edible except for little Stu's glasses and the wires on the whisk!
The cake is chocolate/vanilla marble sponge cake covered with dark chocolate ganache.
I loved how the suitcase shined with had that leather look. The stickers were all edible and are from places in the world with special meaning to Stu.
The luggage tag with birthday message.
Masterchef wannabe Stu in his apron and chef hat with his Masterchef recipe book and balloon whisk.