Whenever a customer brings me a photo and asks me to recreate it, I always, always try to find the original baker. That way, I can give credit where credit is due.
My customer this week brought me a picture of this cake for her husband's birthday. I had seen it before, but never had cause to find the owner. But once I did, I had a new favorite cake artist to follow! Go visit Christie's Cakes to see the original oil rig cakes, and tons of others I'm now in love with.