Ladies and gentlemen, this is an award-winning cake.
Or, more accurately, this is a cake that entered a baking competition and came in first. Perhaps not surprising, when I tell you that the only other entrants were a grayish-brown mass with pasta as its main ingredient and a pre-fab cake crust randomly strewn with candy by a mentally impaired person. Also, they seemed to have forgotten that the winner was promised a prize.
But still: my cake won a competition! V. excited, and considering opening an online cake-shop. Any buyers?
If you want to feel like a winner too, the recipe (by Nigella Lawson) is here.