Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night is celebrated on November 5th and commemorates the failure of the Gunpowder Plot, an attempt in 1605 to blow up the Houses of Parliament and, with them, King James I.  This cake represents the British tradition of lighting bonfires and setting off fireworks on this night each year.

Layers of sponge were sandwiched together to form the basic shape then decorated with buttercream tinted in various shades of red, orange and yellow. ┬áThin chocolate pretzels were pushed into the base as the fire’s fuel and lit candles placed on top to add real flames.