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.

Roses Cupcake Tower

I love cupcake towers, I think they look so effective and when using the full height of the stand they make quite an impressive display. This order was actually for a joint birthday party, but would work just as effectively for a wedding. Each cupcake has two small roses, and a monogrammed plaque with either 

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 

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