At the recently concluded London Olympics, 8000 torchbearers carried the Olympic flame across the country. One of my friends, Sara, had the honour of being one of them. As you can see from her story, she is highly respected in the local community and is truly an inspiration for all of us.
To celebrate this occasion, my friend threw a party at her community centre this afternoon. It was a great opportunity for everyone to hold the torch themselves and get themselves photographed with it. The Mayor and Mayoress of Woking attended as did the local press.
She wanted to have a very special cake for her big party … something involving the Olympics as well as a depiction of her holding the torch.
Keeping this brief in mind, here is a picture of the cake I designed for her.
The cake was a rich chocolate cake with dark chocolate ganache. The sugar figure was made keeping her torchbearer uniform. The colours used can easily be identified as the ones seen in the venues, tickets and signboards of the 2012 Olympics. The London skyline was widely used at the venues and TV coverage, so I decided to throw in an icing silhouette of the same.
The cake was on display throughout the party and almost all of us who attended took photos of it together with Sara.
Those of you who attend her parish will get a taste of it tomorrow.