Retro cakes: Shark attack!
This is one that I had for my 12th birthday. Most girls of that age may well have asked for a pony-shaped cake, or perhaps a likeness of Strawberry Shortcake or Barbie. Me? Being a big fan of Jaws, I asked for a gruesome shark attack scene. Some parents might have put their child straight into therapy at such a request, but mum delivered on the somewhat off-kilter cake request. As well as a bloody-jawed shark head poking out of the waves, the cake also had brown sugar for sand, green icing for seaweed and those prawn-shaped penny sweets decorating the shore.
I believe the cake was based on one in Jane Ashers’s Party Cakes book. Sick mind, that Jane Asher has.