Pirates Ahoy

A short notice order for someone who had been let down by a well known up-market food store – for a young lad who had chosen pirates as his theme, with plenty of gold!  My first attempt at a treasure chest, and to give plenty of cake to go around at the party I sat the 


Another band themed cake this time Slipknot – recognisable by the masks they wear whilst performing on stage – I took the band’s logo, and a selection of four of the masks, added the required name “Flash” in the correct font and that was done – simple!  Or not….. the logo was an interesting one 


I seem to get a lot of orders for cakes with a rock band theme – and I do really enjoy doing these sort of cakes too – this one was for a Metallica fan, and the customer had sent me images of a style of cake that she wanted, which was the “rock salute” 

Sew Far, Sew Good

Playing about with a germ of an idea I picked up at Cake International in London earlier in the year, I created this sewing/patchwork themed cake for my own birthday this year.  The colours are not normally what I would choose for myself, but I liked the fresh feel that they gave the cake.  I 


I think it was only a matter of time before I was asked to make a cake in the shape of a VW camper van, as they are such iconic vehicles and popular cakes.  It turns out they are like buses, as not longer after I did the first one, I had a totally unrelated 


The brief received was for a stripper sitting on the side of a cake – given the timescale (this was a later order) there wasn’t enough time for the model to dry enough for me to be confident that she would safely sit on the side of a cake, so I worked with the customer 


I was pleased to be asked to make a cake for a gentleman that I worked with for about a year before his retirement – the order was placed secretly by his wife and everything was very “hush-hush”! The main cake was fruit cake, because it is his favourite, with cupcakes a mixture of chocolate, 

Away with the Fairies!

I must say I had never made a sugarpaste fairy before when I received this order……but I’ll give anything a go, so set about working out how to make a pretty (but not cute) fairy which was suitable for an adult whose favourite colour was purple.  There was no question that the fairy had to 

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty themed cake for a little girl who was 5 today.  She chose the design from a picture she had seen, and I adapted it so as not to do a direct copy and make it more individual for her.  The bow is from the original, the flowers are mine, and the banner at the