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Napoleonic Christmas cake

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I'm not sure where to put this or, even remotely, what the etiquette is here; but I thought some of you might like our completely historically accurate (er) Christmas cake:

http://www.chiark.gr...erell/pix/cake/

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The inobvious features that come to mind are that Napoleon has hobbit legs (yes, I know, he was not actually short) and that I looked up the correct position to shoot a horse. Sadly, even after we bought a bigger cake tin, there was not room to fit a limber to the gun carriage.

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That's possibly the most graphic cake I've ever seen, but it captures the mood of the Napoleonic campaigns quite well. Pity the soul tasked with cleaning all the parts - although most of it could be licked clean, eh? Unique and creative concept.

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I think your creation (50% lego, 50% cake) fits in well here.

A bit of dark a topic to put on a cake .. but well done!

I took the liberty to include one of the pics directly in the post.

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That's possibly the most graphic cake I've ever seen, but it captures the mood of the Napoleonic campaigns quite well. Pity the soul tasked with cleaning all the parts - although most of it could be licked clean, eh? Unique and creative concept.

That is exactly how we cleaned the parts. :-)

Oh, I forgot; we coloured marzipan, and the edge of the cake has three stripes, white/blue/red, forming the then (and now) Russian flag. On top of the cake it's brown for frozen mud, but the icing glooped a bit after I made foot and hoofprints in it, so you can't see as much of that as I might like. I was pleasantly surprised to find there are Lego skeletal horses; we piled icing over the middle to hide the inconvenient void intended for a skeletal rider.

It is an odd subject for a Christmas cake, but most of ours are. I'm not sure Clare has yet warmed to my suggestion of Stalingrad in 6mm minatures. We did Lego Space a few years ago, but it wasn't as exciting.

Thanks for taking said liberty, Captain Braunsfeld. I should really have done it myself.

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