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Bayeaux Cake

C.'s mother is an extraordinary cake decorator. For the birthday party we went to this past weekend, in honor of the anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, she made a Bayeaux Tapestry Embroidery-themed cake. Behold.

Edited to add: I've passed all your lovely comments on to the cake maker!

Further edit: Now with photos of the whole cake. Note that I've edited out the name on the cake. (I'm not very practiced with image manipulation so I know it's a rather visible change on one of the photos. Sorry about that. I'm not happy posting names + precise birth dates of other people in public online so needed to change something.)


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Oct. 19th, 2009 08:30 pm (UTC)
Wow! That's amazing!
Oct. 19th, 2009 08:31 pm (UTC)
!!!!!!!!! That is FABULOUS.
Oct. 19th, 2009 08:32 pm (UTC)
Oct. 19th, 2009 08:33 pm (UTC)
VERY cool!!!
Oct. 19th, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)
Oh. My. Gosh. Most amazing cake EVER!
Oct. 19th, 2009 08:40 pm (UTC)
That's incredible! Bravo!
Oct. 19th, 2009 08:53 pm (UTC)
Wow. Amazing.
Oct. 19th, 2009 08:56 pm (UTC)
That's really pretty - thanks for posting the photographs.
Oct. 19th, 2009 09:07 pm (UTC)
Um, wow?
Oct. 19th, 2009 09:25 pm (UTC)
Oh! That's just beautiful. (Over here at angevin2's recommendation, and so worth it.)
Oct. 19th, 2009 09:38 pm (UTC)
Also here from angevin2, also flabbergasted at the awesomeness. :D
(no subject) - writerwench - Oct. 19th, 2009 10:01 pm (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 19th, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC)
Oct. 19th, 2009 09:40 pm (UTC)
Amazing! Did you dare eat it? Who got Halley's Comet?
Oct. 20th, 2009 08:54 am (UTC)
We did eat it! No comet though. The invitation and her card for the birthday person were also themed around this, so perhaps there was an inedible one on one of them.
Oct. 19th, 2009 09:51 pm (UTC)
That is seriously cool!
Oct. 19th, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC)
That's a work of art. And you ate it? !!!
Oct. 20th, 2009 08:55 am (UTC)
We ate it. A good thing too: I think it was the best fruitcake I've ever had, and that includes all the others she's made that I've eaten. Most fruitcakes are too dry for my taste. This was the perfect balance of alcohol to crumb and fruit.
Oct. 19th, 2009 10:03 pm (UTC)
Did you really eat it?
Oct. 20th, 2009 08:56 am (UTC)
It was delicious. The best fruitcake I've ever had (and that includes many that she's made in the past).
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