I’m a big fan of old aeroplanes, my favourite actually being the Lancaster bomber, but I was asked to make a cake its Battle of Britain Memorial Flight companion, the Spitfire, on it, and was glad to oblige.

In my thinking, the best view of an aircraft is always as it is flying, so I didn’t just want to do a model spitfire sat on the runway, and had to think up a way of getting it up in the air, so to speak.  This was done by making the shape of clouds on top of the cake, instead of the normal flat surface.  The airbrush helped with this, giving further definition to the cloud shapes.  I then sat the modelled plane on top of the cloud, and added the rest of the decoration around it.

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In case you’re wondering about the decorations on the board, the recipient was also interested in gardening/flowers and music.