A Bit Flakey

A simple but effective idea for a cake design – chocolate cake surrounded by Cadburys flakes, and a chocolate fondant bow – filled with either ganache or chocolate buttercream.  The recipient of this one must have been a real chocolate lover

Two Hoots Too

Owls are a popular theme, and this is the third owl cake I have made.  Two owls for two girls, twins nicknamed “Mally” and “Mooie”, although I don’t know their real names!  The owls are chocolate cake, and covered in chocolate flavored sugarpaste.  The branch is made of the same chocolate sugarpaste and the board 

Smokin’

A rather unusual cake requested for a regular customer’s 40th birthday.  This guy is a smoker and his girlfriend asked for ideas based on a packet of his preferred brand of cigarette.  This is what my odd imagination came up with!  The cigarette packet itself was completely airbrushed, including the lettering, proving a bit of 

Albert 100

Its not often a cake maker gets a request for a cake for a 100th birthday, and it is always an honour.  This is actually the second 100th birthday cake I’ve made, this time for a gentleman who is a keen supporter of Arsenal FC.  I don’t usually use printed toppers for my cakes, but 

Vintage

Vintage style cake with handbag and shoes for a fan of Cath Kidston.  A chance to use my very fiddly tiny shoe cutters and former, which proved to be a bit of a challenge at that size.. . . . Later, a chance to have a another go at the same design, and another play with the 

Golden 50

Not a golden wedding, but a 5oth birthday.  The brief was left quite open for me to try something new, which was to completely airbrush a metallic colour onto a cake.  The stipulation from the customer was the quilted effect on the bottom tier, gold,  and some flowers, and otherwise the design was up to 

Lilies & Roses Wedding

Another wedding cake for a friend, and it needed to be delivered to Ipswich area, luckily we were invited guests too!  Transported in two sections with extra flowers and finally assembled at the venue.  Also because of the numbers expected due to the fact it was to be served immediately after the church service rather than at 

Roses are Red….

….or in this case, dusky pink.  Possibly the biggest rose I have made to date – my customers do love to set me challenges!  

House Party

A huge cake this one, and heavy too.  Possibly a bit bigger and heavier than the customer anticipated – it is often difficult from a customer’s point of view to visualise cake sizes from just written measurements at the time of ordering. Any fans of Homer & Bart should recognise this house.  A definite deviation