Thank you for the fabulous map of Italy cake. It went down a treat at my Mother’s party on Saturday!
She loved the originality of it, and was so impressed by all the places that had been marked on. (btw I realise that I hadn’t marked the Courmayeur ‘blob’ strongly enough on the map I gave you, which is why you indicated Courmayeur / Milano as one place, but the by having the extra candle, that worked absolutely fine; so I can see why it was confusing – sorry about that)
The cake was a real work of art, especially with the icing coloured in the Italian flag Green/red colours, and with the blue sea, and the white european mainland! Thank you for taking somuch care in depicting the geographical features so accurately. Towards the heel of Italy, on the S-E coats, there is a peninsula called Gargano, which you had shaped with such care and precision that a few people commented on this. Maybe the toes of the foot, could have been a feaction longer (but I don’t think the board was large enough for that!). Once guest was so impressed we had not omitted the football (Sicily)!
The sizeof the cake was so perfect.We cut 38 slices for guests. Sardinia went to five people who couldn’t make the party, and we were still left with 5 slices at the end, so a total of 48 slices. The sponge was very moist and the filling tasted really lemony – delicious.
All in all, a great success, so thanks very much for braving this for us!
The anti-slip matting was a great idea, as my car drive up to central London ended up being much more relaxed due to this!