A little while ago I was asked to create a cake for a true Phantom of the Opera fan. The cake was based on the poster for the stage show with the half face Phantom mask and the red rose…

This was such a fun cake to do as it is such an iconic part of theatre and I wanted to get it right. The cake was a 10inch chocolate cake covered in black icing / fondant. On top sat the iconic mask and red rose, both made out of gumpaste. To create the mask I brough a childs face mask from a local hobby craft shop and using cling film I was able to adapt the mask to have more male features to chow the brow line and the cheak bones. Then using gumpaste I cut out the shape of the half mask and laid it over the top of the adapted plastic mask and left it to go hard.

The rose was also made out of gumpaste and wired up with leaves and a green stem to make it look realistic. This was my favourite part of the cake. I loved how the red rose looked on the black cake, it really stood out. I was so happy with the finished cake and everyone seemed to really like it.