This is what the cake looked like when decorated and ready to cut. Almost like the real thing. After taking loads of photos, birthday girl was cutting it when it slipped off the plate and onto the floor.
This is the re-assembled result. Fortunately the five second rule kicked in meaning that as it wasn't on the floor for all that long, it was still edible. We can thank Julia Childs for that little gem of a rule. Have to admit, it was a little on the solid side, but it did taste nice.