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 – 

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 

Car Collection

A popular theme for cakes is of a motoring nature – 17th or 18th birthdays are often accompanied by either driving lessons or a new car and celebrated with a cake along the same theme. A couple of examples here, both based on photos of the recipients’ actual vehicles.

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 

Chelsea FC

Football themed cakes are always popular.  Surprisingly to me, considering the area in which we live, there seems to be a reasonable Chelsea FC following around here, and that filters through into my cake world when the supporters families order cakes for their birthday.  The two tiered cake combines the Chelsea theme with the style 

19th Hole

Another golf themed cake  – its been a while since the last and this time incorporates a model golfer – I asked about the recipients skill level before making this and whilst apparently not a bad golfer, it was thought to be amusing to put him in the bunker struggling to get out! I bet he’ll be 

Fairy Castle

It seems that every cake maker at some point will be asked to make a fairy castle cake.  Personally they are not my favourite, but I found a design that is a little different from most that you see online, and the customer agreed that this was what they would like.  Some people would use 

Zebra Patterned Baby Shower

A cake for a baby shower, with pretty pink booties and a baby’s rattle.   The lady who ordered particularly liked a zebra striped pattern, but I worried that it would overpower the rest of the cake, so I styled a baby blanket with a zebra stripe design to lay over the white cake.   The