Little brother is moving from Sweden to Sheffield to attend university in a couple of weeks and I'm throwing him a going away-party, preferably with appropriately themed cake. Only I'm fresh out of ideas. We're both rather in to vintage/retro, and contemporary history buffs, so anything old school 'typical' would be nice. Anyone have any ideas?
Have only done a couple of decorated cakes so far so nothing too advanced would be nice, but I'm up for a bit of a challenge. Prefer to work with fondant over BC when it comes to decorating, because I'm not very good with piping.
Thanks in advance!
I've seen a cake with a red london bus and big ben tower, that looked typically english. Think it was a birthday cake on Suzelle Cakes website, you'll find it on google.
Hope you come up with something you like
Hi ~ Here is a link to many pages of British themed cakes on Cake Central:
You could use some of Sheffields landmarks
The union Jack
Sheffield's history dates back to pre-Roman times. Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned in Sheffield for almost 14 years in the Middle Ages spending her time between the castle, Manor Lodge and Chatsworth.
Cutlery manufacturing began in Sheffield in the Middle Ages. Benjamin Huntsman invented Crucible Steel here in the 1740s and in 1913 Stainless Steel was pioneered in our city. 21st century Sheffield remains a centre of creativity and leader in the science of metallography.
Sheffield also has a list of legends!
These are people who have been nominated by Sheffield residents as bringing the city recognition at national or international level. They receive special plaques which are set into the pavement in the 'Hall of Fame' outside the Town Hall.
These are the legends (in alphabetical order) who have been identified and recognised so far. New legends are identified each year.
Gordon Banks - England's World Cup winning goalkeeper
Sean Bean - film and TV actor
Joe Cocker - singing legend
Sebastian Coe - Olympic medal winner and Chair of the London 2012 Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games
Derek Dooley - one of Sheffield's most respected footballers
Professor Barry Hancock OBE - world renown cancer expert.
Brendan Ingle - world famous boxing manager and trainer
Def Leppard - top-selling rock band
David Mellor - internationally renowned cutlery designer
Michael Palin - famous film and television personality
Helen Sharman - first British astronaut
Joe Simpson - renowned mountaineer, author and motivational speaker
Joe Scarborough - one of Sheffields finest artists
Michael Vaughan - one of this countrys most successful cricket captains
Clinton Woods - world champion boxer
You can also get loads more information here : http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/out--about/tourist-information
Perhaps you could include somethings like a plane ticket, Suitcases . .Things to represent the actual travelling part
Good luck hope you find something you like
Thank you for all the help, thankfully I have a while yet to think about it but I have some ideas now.
And Caths_Cakes, thanks so much for all the info. Can't wait to go there to visit. Since you seem to know the area though, are there any cake decorating shops close by? Sweden doesn't have much (/anything) and it would be nice to be able to go browsing somewhere without worrying about shipping costs.