Mr Lisa has drawn up the castle view, and scaled up into actual sizes (it's not going to be big (tall) but big (spread over a wide space).
|Google images of Bamburgh Castle|
|Mr Lisa doing the 'blueprint'|
I've bought and coloured 2kg of white icing, colouring from white into organgey-red. And I broke a nail in the process (I was wearing plastic gloves, so there were no nails left floating around in the icing).
I now have bakers arms from all that kneading!
I had baked 8 cakes (using the recipe I used last year: http://looopeeelisa.blogspot.com/2010/06/bridge-hotel-cake-build-cake-baking.html) I then baked another 4 last night, as I realised that I probably needed a few more. My cakeboard (a piece of laminate floor underlay) and is now covered in foil.
I have a 'plan' for Friday night (cut the cake outline out), Saturday will be the main build day, complete with serious amounts of flapping, worrying, swearing and cake nibbling), with possibly a last-minute panick drive to the cake decorating shop at Tynemouth.
Sunday will be last minute tweaking, worrying, and wondering "how the hell am I going to get this in the car, and get it to Gibside without it breaking?"