'What flavour of birthday cake do you want, darling?' I ask The Man.
'Muh, dunno. Chocolate.'
'Chocolate' wasn't good enough for me, so I made a 28cm-diameter chocolate-and cherry cake,
and a 28cm white chocolate-and-ginger cake, cut them into regular hexagons,
iced them with ginger syrup buttercream and chocolate ganache,
and covered them in ready-roll fondant,
hexagons of blue fondant, and made marzipan 'statues' of wizards with blue birthday candles for staffs and cocktail sticks holding their heads on, with fondant cloaks, and six piped triangles and one piped hexagon of macaroon/meringue
assembled into a regular 6-sided pyramid filled with small round macaroon and whipped cream, covered in more blue fondant.
And added green coconut buttercream 'moss' and candided angelica 'weeds'.
Until it looked something like this:
This was not a Simple Thing to do. Do not try this at home, kids.
Or do, but be aware that the Faff Index occasionally goes up to 11.
The final thing needed a total of 16 eggs, a kilogram of butter and half a kilo of chocolate. I think that counts as 'Big.'