Drip, Drip, Drip, Too

A completely different take on a “drip” cake (see Drip, Drip Drip).  Usually in chocolate, this one was requested in lemon.  A lemon sponge, with buttercream filling and coating, a topping and drip made from lemon curd and decorated with mini meringues. Although I don’t tend to eat a lot of cake (yes, I know 

Beatrix Potter

This order was for a naming ceremony for some special twins and was a joint effort on the design between the customer and myself. Hand painted wisteria are framed by “stonework” effect pillars and arches, with tiers of printed characters and modelled foxgloves “hovering” above hand-made cabbages, cauliflowers and carrots, topped off with the twins’ 

We Wish You A Merry (belated) Christmas

So although I am rather late posting this blog, I would like to show you what I do to celebrate Christmas in a cake fashion when I’m not over-run with other orders! As I don’t personally like fruit cake, and had an abundance of ideas kicking around in my head for Christmas cake designs, I 

Roaringly Good Cakes

A popular theme for younger children, dinosaur cakes are a bit of a repeat thing for me so I’ve grouped several cakes together in one post to save repeats! The first one was a two tier cake, with a bas relief effect for the dinosaur and boy.  The airbrush was well employed to create the 

Out of Africa

A cake to take “pride” in! The customer’s request was for a cake featuring an African sunset with plenty of animals all the way around, and the essential feature were the lions.   The customer supplied examples of cakes she had seen and liked, and the tree featured heavily in these, and so we decided that 

Drip, Drip, Drip

Chocolate drip cakes – a new fashion in chocolate cake, and certainly one I’d like to do more of – extra tall sponge cake, usually 6″ round,  covered in rich chocolate ganache (no sugarpaste), piled as high as you like with your favourite chocolate treats and an over-spill of chocolate dripping down the sides – 

Chick, Chick, Chicken

The thing I love about this job at times is the unimaginable variety of requests I receive for cakes.  A lot of the cakes I make are “firsts” for me, and I am frequently surprised by the themes that people choose.  A chicken cake was definitely a new one on me, and with an egg 

Burgundy & Ivory Roses

A tale of four tiers, and three flavours!  Chocolate, vanilla and lemon sponge tiers for the main cake, plus chocolate and vanilla cupcakes and also more chocolate cake in the form of a separate cutting cake to cater for all the guests.  A lovely couple, who had a fantastic venue dressed up beautifully complete with 

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 –