Once we had completed the decoration of each tier, we then had the challenge of transporting the cake from Bristol to Bath, all in one piece, with plenty of hills and tiny roads set to try us.
We put the biggest tier in the footwell by my feet, which meant some serious leg contortions for me to avoid squishing the cake, the smallest tier sat on my lap and the middle tier? We strapped her in.
See? Perfectly safe and sound.
We took an emergency repair kit with spare strawberries, gold powder, cigarillos, ganache, ribbon & pins. This turned out to be a very good plan, as those big Bath hills caused a bit of bumping with our smallest tier's strawberries. But we weren't worried because we had back-up.
We held our breath as we positioned each tier on the cake stand, and let out a sigh of relief when the last tier was in place. Then all we could think about was whether the ribbon and lace were all aligned...