Happy 60th birthday, Aristophanes; a true gentleman and polymath.
Your cake is a meltingly light lemon madiera, with a home made lemon and lime curd filling. It is the shape of Sicily (much easier than Australia, which I did a few years ago). The icing is colored to represent a parched landscape. Some of the most beautiful gardens are marked- the Villas Paterno and Palagonia, San Giulano, Castello san Marco. You might like to check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWF79igVc_E
I believe both jasmine and roses grow there, so the cake is topped with a sugar paste posy of white summer Jasmine and one perfect specimen of the stunning old rose “Sunita”.
This comes to you with my very best wishes for your birthday and all the years beyond.