One of my creative challenges I face is making cakes "masculine". Sugar and spice, pink icing, little cupcakes, bows, flowers and of course, icing roses are all fairly feminine, which poses a challenge when doing up cakes for men and boys a like. One trick I have learned is that less is more. As demonstrated in this cake, the edges are all done up in polka dots, and I've done the birthday boys initials in a nice green. The swirls add some artistic flair without seeming swirly and girly. This birthday boy happened to be 90, so again, less is more. Rich chocolate fondant is covering a vanilla cake. This was one in a set of three cakes.

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