Gaynor Collingwood's
Man in Armchair

  • Bake type: Cakes
  • Made in: North Newbald, York
  • Skill level: Hard
  • Time taken: Over 4 hours

About this Bake

Vanilla sponge cake filled with jam and Madagascan Vanilla Swiss Meringue buttercream. Coated with chocolate ganache before covering with sugarpaste and airbrushing to give an old armchair look. Man is modelled from modelling paste and his spectacles have gelatine lenses. Magazines are all edible im

Top tip

Anything that you can make ahead of time helps when making a novelty cake. Give yourself plenty of time for certain aspects of the cake to set before moving on to the next step and don't leave everything until the last minute. Novelty cakes will always take you longer than you expect.