Fixie Cake!

Constructing a fixie cake

Hello again and a Happy New Year to all!

New Year’s resolution #1: blog more. To that extent, I thought I’d post about a different kind of creative experiment I tackled recently.

My dear brother recently turned 40 (something I’m sure he’s only to happy for me to publicise!) and I decided to make him a cake to mark the occasion. He’s a serious cycling enthusiast – at the latest count he owned 8 different bikes of various types – and given that he’s a fellow resident of trendy East London he’s rather partial to the single speed and fixed wheel side of things.

With that in mind I thought I’d make him a fixie cake! Once I’d sketched the outline of the bike the cake was then constructed using a basic Madeira cake and ready rolled icing for the wheels, more icing wrapped around Matchmakers for the frame, seat and handle bars, a cupcake for the chainset, an unrolled liquorice Catherine Wheel for the chain and then edible silver, black and brown food colouring for the spokes, seat cover and bullhorn handlebars. From start to finish it took around 6 hours in total to design, bake and assemble it.

I was chuffed with the result and so too was my brother who was more than a little surprised when it was unveiled to the birthday boy! He and his assembled guests were a little reluctant to tuck into it and spoil the construction.

You can see the various stages of construction in the GIF above – refresh the page to watch it through again! Loved making it and now have an appetite for more creative cake construction and, well, more cake.