What a special surprise gift this was! A birthday cake from his grandchildren and a lovely dinner at a Greek Restaurant in Melbourne.
The birthday cake was two flavours, one tier of chocolate mud, with a vanilla bean pound cake below. The cakes were covered in white fondant and a band of textured brown fondant was wrapped around the lower portion of each tier.
The 80 was painted gold with edible food colour. The board is black and finished with a gold ribbon, and the lower tier also has a slender red ribbon.
Gold, brown, red and black were the colours used on the invitation, so I thought it would be nice to incorporate them into the cake design to give the cake a more masculine feel.
The grandad figurine is modelled from a photo I was given by the family. They requested to have him wearing his favourite casual clothes, a pair of black pants and a white v-neck jumper.