Black & White Floral & Lace

Not exactly a catchy title for the blog entry, but it does pretty much sum up the cake.  The brief was something with flowers, for a lady’s mother on her 60th birthday, but 60 these days isn’t especially old and with that in mind a more modern colour scheme was suggested by the customer – 

Seafood…and eat it

I can honestly say that I have never before been asked to make a lobster cake but obviously there is a first time for everything, something which I experience often as a cake maker!  A blue lobster, at that.  I have to be totally honest, and say that I didn’t even know that lobsters are 

To The Rescue!

Superhero cakes are a popular theme for children of all ages.  This was a new way of making them for me, using a 2D image instead of a 3D model, but I was really pleased with the effect which is quite dramatic in this case.

Shoes Galore

A cake for a girl who likes her shoes and handbags!  Inspired partly by the vintage style cakes that I already have in my portfolio, but more up to date.  Three pairs of shoes with matching bags on a pink background, a very “girly” cake!  Those little shoes are very fiddly to make but quite 

Getting Arty

A cake for an artist friend of the lady who ordered it – a simple but colourful design – eyecatching and pleasing.  Yes, those paintbrushes are made from sugarpaste!  Underneath all that, yummy chocolate cake.

Giraffes Say “Cheese”

No more giraffe cakes I said……….but this is a giraffe cake with a difference.  The lady recipient of this order had visited a giraffe park on holiday, fed the giraffes and bought a photo frame from the gift shop which was a cuddly giraffe holding a photo.  Her husband told me how much she had 

Giraffe Manor

As the last giraffe cake was a special one-off design for a friend, I didn’t see that day that I would be making something similar once again.  The thing I like most about what I do is often there is a story behind the cake design, and this time the story persuaded me to re-visit 

Purple Butterflies

A specific request for the design on this two tier cake for a lady who was turning 90, lots of butterflies in shades of purple, and the name at the bottom in flowers.  I gave some of the butterflies a little bit of a shimmer using an edible airbrush paint, and spiraled them around the cake 

Pink & Ruffly

A very loose brief for a pretty two tier cake with roses in pink, for a mother’s 60th  birthday.  I wanted to do something a little different (as I always like to do!).  A technique that I’ve used on a couple of cakes before is a ruffle effect, but previously only in chocolate.  Strips of sugarpaste