Monday, 28 July 2008


This is the first in a series I am calling “CAFTA” or, if you prefer it in full: Cake’s Achievement in Film and Television Arts. Do not confuse it with BAFTA – it’s pure coincidence the acronyms share all but their first letter...ahem.

The purpose of CAFTA is to recognise any particularly fine contribution made by a cake in the world of film and television. For too long cake’s achievement in the dramatic arts has gone unrecognised….until now.

The first winner of the CAFTA award for best cake in a supporting role is this rather wonderful slice of chocolate Swiss roll sharing a scene with David Tennant in the BBC drama series Blackpool.

Even David Tennant seems to acknowledge it has stolen the scene:

Sadly, information is lacking as to this slice of cake’s other roles; perhaps it went and tried its luck in Hollywood. I would love to see it attempting some Shakespeare or perhaps a comedy, although on the strength of this photo I suspect its fate may have been something a little more terminal......

If you have seen any cake on TV or film that deserves nomination for an award (and you have a photo to prove it) please let me know.

Incidentally, if you're anything like me and are interested in all things cake and Tennant, you might enjoy this (very brief) clip:


glamah16 said...

Your cake sleuthing never stops. Great idea!

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Dear Caked Crusader
Thats a very innovative outlook..i will certainly keep my eyes open while watching..i also wish the details of the cake mentioned was known to us.

Holler said...

That is so funny and I do love David Tennant. Nice post! I will watch out for prospective nominees :)

Michaela said...

Cake and David Tennant? What more could a girl ask for.

I always thought the birthday cake baked by Hagrid in the first Harry Potter film should have won some sort of award. Not least because Hagrid 'may have sat on it'. It was one brave cake that was. Sadly missed.

Cakelaw said...

LOL - I love it! I wonder did David put an end to this particular slice of cake's career? He certainly looks like he wanted to.

Cyncalla said...

You are hilarious!