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 –
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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