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 

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 – 

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 – 

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.