I have made ordinary cakes (victoria sponges, madeira cakes etc) for many years but I had always fancied giving and actual 'themed' cake a go. My Mother-In-Law acquired a cake decorating book for me and I decided to give it ago!
My first attempt was a train (even though it looks more like a truck!). I decided to give it to my friend whose 35th Birthday coincided with my experimenting. It was certainly a learning curve!
The cake was well received (my friends are always grateful for cake and its amazing how popular you become when you can bake!!), so I decided I would practice some more as I had really enjoyed making it and knew I could improve with time so I decided to use my friends children's birthdays as the perfect opportunity to put my decorating skills to the test.