Claire and her family have had several cakes from me and are always quite happy for me to suggest ideas to them.
As it was going to be a carved cake I suggested a chocolate truffle cake, and as I also have two other cakes on this week it will keep for a few days in advance. The antlers were shaped from a cake pop mix.
The most testing part of the cake was actually taking the photos. No matter which angle I used I couldn't convey the enormity of the cake and also just how good the cake actually is (big headed I know, but sometimes you are allowed to be).
Have a very happy birthday Holly and bon voyage!