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Retro cakes: Shark attack!

Posted in Cakes, Retro Cakes with tags , , , , , , on 30/01/2011 by libbyplummer

Shark Attack cake
The Retro Cakes section is where I’ll be taking a rose-tinted glance back through the coolest cakes from my childhood, mainly courtesy of my mum, her gargantuan photo collection and a scanner.

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.

Jane Asher's Party Cakes

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