Early summer is the best time to choose a cake like this one -- brimming with a fresh and varied assortment of the season's best berries. Red currants, raspberries, gooseberries, blueberries, and strawberries look beautiful jumbled together on basket-weave tiers. The basket-weave effect was created using an oversize leaf tip. The cake's three tiers are supported by wooden dowels; the berries are arranged before the dowels are inserted, which helps hide the supports.
That’s cake. It’s not a shiny outer layer. It’s not wrapping. It’s cake, with decorations made of fondant–every gear, every piece. No shortcuts here. How could you ever cut it? This is art. You wouldn’t stroll up to the Mona Lisa and start hacking away with a machete. How could you put a knife into this? This cake goes too far. It’s too gorgeous. …maybe I do sort of want to eat it.