Howling with laughter this morning at today’s Worthwhile Pursuit. My cap doffed to my favourite artists, Jane Austen and Bobby Baker.
I’ve decided that from this point on we’re going to laugh at everything.
Here’s the completely fantastic process:
Shop bought Madeira cake, 3 packs, really not sure how much I’m going to need. Also got a massive raisin fruit slab cake as backup. Presumably none of it Edible. Hoping finished product will be Laudable.
I choose a plate, my last remaining from Woolworths.
I discover that the madeira cake’s bottom has a ridged shoe sole effect and consider this fortuitous.
I choose which cake to use, opting for the slightly larger one on the right.
I discover how good I am at sculpting a Jane Austen boot from a bought madeira cake.
I’m pretty content with stage one. Now I need to make and jam-glue on the top ankle part.
Making the ankle part of the boot proves un-fun. I use up most of the other two bought madeira cakes trying to get it right. I settle at this having spent too long trying to get the boot proportions correct.
Below is the image I am using as reference, courtesy of the V&A.
In the above image you can see where I have inserted a slither of bought madeira cake to achieve what I consider to be a most becoming angle for the Jane Austen boot cake ankle.
Angle is one of those words that loses it’s form and looks incorrect as soon at you type it. My sister is called Angela. Could this be why? Angela Ankle Angle.
I should at this point clarify that the Woolworths plate has been replaced by Deb’s Cake Plate, she left it here once and now lives in Hampshire so it seems an apt saucer for the Jane boot.