Beatrix Potter

This order was for a naming ceremony for some special twins and was a joint effort on the design between the customer and myself. Hand painted wisteria are framed by “stonework” effect pillars and arches, with tiers of printed characters and modelled foxgloves “hovering” above hand-made cabbages, cauliflowers and carrots, topped off with the twins’ 

Out of Africa

A cake to take “pride” in! The customer’s request was for a cake featuring an African sunset with plenty of animals all the way around, and the essential feature were the lions.   The customer supplied examples of cakes she had seen and liked, and the tree featured heavily in these, and so we decided that 

Chick, Chick, Chicken

The thing I love about this job at times is the unimaginable variety of requests I receive for cakes.  A lot of the cakes I make are “firsts” for me, and I am frequently surprised by the themes that people choose.  A chicken cake was definitely a new one on me, and with an egg 

Black & White Floral & Lace

Not exactly a catchy title for the blog entry, but it does pretty much sum up the cake.  The brief was something with flowers, for a lady’s mother on her 60th birthday, but 60 these days isn’t especially old and with that in mind a more modern colour scheme was suggested by the customer – 

Black & White Flowers v2

Another wedding cake which is based on one I’ve previously made – this one is a round version of a previous square cake.  I don’t like making two cakes the same, so the detailing is slightly different as well as the shape.  I think this does work very well as a round cake too.  The 

Statue of Liberty

I have never had reason to particularly study the Statue of Liberty….until I got the order for this cake, and then I spent some quality tine with Google images!  The basic cake was airbrushed, and then a cutter used to make the New York skyline.  I stood the buildings away from the sides of the