Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Party Pooper

Yep, it's Jane Asher time again. She's not really an obsession at M&C but she does have a habit of turning up in some of our favourite things - The Quatermass Xperiment,  Jerzy Skolimowski's Deep End and The Stone Tape. After appearing in Channel 4's Brideshead Revisited Asher's acting career hit the skids, so she diversified and branched out into baking. Like you do.

Mmmm, new balls please
We'll be kind and say the results were rather 'variable', an odd selection of fancy cakes ranging from the phallic tennis racquet above, to the cutting edge technology calculator cake below.

Decorating by numbers
Don't fancy yours much
Even husband Gerald Scarfe looks distinctly unimpressed by his 'newspaper' birthday cake.

But wait! Janey saves the best till last, and comes through with a baroque fantasy worthy of Mad King Ludwig, a cake be-sprinkled with tiny naked lovelies for her friend (and photographer of the book) Bryan Wharton's 40th birthday.

Bryan prepares for (ahem) oral stimulation... eating out? going down? cake diving?
You wouldn't think it to look at him but Bryan was allegedly quite a ladies' man, so Jane gave him a nudie girlie for every year of his life. We'll leave you to imagine him perhaps engaging in an American Pie type misadventure with the confection. Nice.

1 comment:

  1. 40?! All that cavorting with naked cake decorations has clearly had a debilitating effect on the poor chap.