I had the pleasure of making a birthday cake for DJ Seb Fontaine at the weekend. It was quickly decided that the cake should be a Technics turn table with the record playing being Fiji – Seb’s signature tune which we all love to hear him play in a club.
I was really looking forward to making this cake as I have made a couple of record players and when you get the chance to make a cake design more than once you get to make improvements, step it up a little and challange yourself.
I decided this time the cake needed to be raised up from the board so the design could include feet and I was keen to use Mikado mint chocolate sticks again for the needle arm as this had worked really well last time.
The cake was a vanilla sponge with buttercream filling baked as a 8″ square and shaped into a rectangle. It was covered in black icing. I used homemade marshmellow rice crispies to make a small platform for the record to sit on and the feet for the record player, these were covered in black icing. I commited to putting individual tiny silver balls on the cake that looked fab, but as soon as I started I realised I had a very fidly and repetative task ahead!
We presented the cake to Seb just as he started his set at Voom at The Studio in Nantwich. Happy birthday Seb. Hope you enjoyed eating the cake and thanks for playing for us on Friday 🙂