Shoes Galore!

A very lucky 5o year old lady, had these ordered by her daughter and husband, who also apparently filled the house with balloons in readiness for a very special party!  Not only a the main cake in the shape of a shoebox, with a stiletto shoe and a little model of the recipient, but 70 

Better the Devil…

This was one of my more unusual and interesting requests that took a little research, and has a bit of a back story.  The Dent Devil is the logo of a vehicle dent removal company and the cake was for a guy known as “The Doctor” to his workmates, the devil was to have a 

Won’t cha let me take you on a….. sea cruise…..

…lyrics courtesy of Huey “Piano” Smith! How would you celebrate your wedding anniversary (45th), and birthdays within days of each other?  By going on a cruise, for this couple.  The cake was ordered by the family for a surprise party – the ship on top a representation of the Cruise Ship Aurora, the ship on 


A cake for a VW specialist, a restorer of beetles and campers.  Lots of photos supplied with this one, which helped no end to get the details right.  The black beetle was a current project, and the camper in the turquoise and white colours was the gentleman’s pride and joy.  The whole cake was set 


A short notice order, this one!  A cake for a 21 year old electrician who supports Manchester United.  Given the short time available, I had to keep the design fairly simple, and unfortunately not enough time to order in some red sugarpaste (very difficult to make useable true red sugarpaste), so I know the colour 


A two tier cake with zebra print, and plenty of bling!  he topper was hand made by me too – I used to love creating things with beads so grabbed the chance to make it myself rather than order one – the 21 was bought in, and the diamante style ribbon was fab.

May the Lego be with you, Luke!

Lego Star Wars is the theme here and this was a lot of fun to work with!  The base cake was airbrushed and I added a “star field” with an airbrush technique that I learnt on the course last year – all with a metallic effect to give it a bit of sparkle too.  The 

Golden Wedding

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.

Getting knotted

No clues as to the theme of this one!  For a lady who is into knitting and was turning 70.  A quick turnaround on this one during a busy period, but enough time to order a mat to imprint sugarpaste with a knitted design, and then it was up to me to make it look