This cake was for my cousin-in-law, Maddie, who just turned 18. I was given free reign on the design with the only real advice provided, Maddie isn't a girly girl. Hmmm, there goes the pink cake with a princess on top. I think I have been doing too many cakes for the under 5s!
After some thought, I came up with this idea...
It may be a little difficult to read the label, but the bottle is modeled after the Penfolds brand, but written as "Pikes" (her last name is Pike). The style of wine is "Madeleine" with a vintage of 1993. The message on the board was a little cheeky, but her Mum didn't mind.
The cake itself was dark chocolate mudcake with dark chocolate ganache. It was 13" x 4.5" x 4.5" high of chocolaty goodness. And to my non-alcoholic taste, it was a whole lot nicer than a glass of the red stuff.
Happy 18th Maddie!