Michael’s special birthday was due to fall while he was away in Tenerife. We needed to make a cake that would travel safely in the hand luggage – so we picked a rich, nutty fruit cake that would fit snuggly into a sturdy tin. Florence wanted the cake to reflect Michael’s love of Flamenco dancing as well as his home overlooking the Solent to the Isle of Wight and the holiday view of Mount Teide. And the whole thing was to be a surprise. Well, I got the cake made, smuggling it to Tenerife without Michael seeing was Florence’s problem!