The customer asked her husband what he would like for his birthday. “An E-Type Jaguar” was the answer, and so she came to me – and that was my brief! The car, driver, trees and grass are all contoured and raised from the surface of the cake giving a semi 3D effect. She asked for the
More owls! This time in 3D, and pretty in pink – lots of flowers for an 18 year old “girly” girl who loves owls and all things pink. This is a mixture of models, cut outs and brush embroidery.
An order for a couple’s golden wedding anniversary, in the shape of an open book. A pretty, straightforward design but still with the opportunity to be artistic. This was hand-carved, and one side was traditional rich fruit cake with marzipan, and the other was vanilla sponge, all covered with sugarpaste as one cake.
It seems that fishing is a popular theme for birthday cakes! These are two more cakes I’ve made along this theme. Every cake I make is individual, and never two exactly the same, even when the theme is, so each of these has little touches than make it different from the previous one. I’ve found
I’m a big fan of old aeroplanes, my favourite actually being the Lancaster bomber, but I was asked to make a cake its Battle of Britain Memorial Flight companion, the Spitfire, on it, and was glad to oblige. In my thinking, the best view of an aircraft is always as it is flying, so I didn’t
There’s a story to this cake…..as there are with many, but this was made for a friend. We went on a trip to the zoo back a year or two, and inexplicably our friends’ son took a particular liking to the giraffes we saw. They are strange and interesting creatures. Since then, the interest