Fans & Baubles

This year I took the plunge and did something I had been contemplating for some time.  The circumstances arose where I could attend the Cake International Show in Birmingham this year, which I hadn’t previously been able to due to other commitments.  To make the most of the opportunity I decided to enter one of 

Cupcake Tower – Turquoise and Yellow

Another cupcake tower, this for a lovely lady who happens to be a colleague in my day job.  She had already found some cupcake ideas she liked with the colour scheme being turquoise and yellow and some simple flowers and sprinkles and had in mind a ruffle style decoration for the top cutting cake. The 

Coming to a Cinema Near You

A real cinema theme to this wedding cake. This was ordered by the parents rather than the bride or groom, and was to represent one of their first dates and their favourite movie.  Highlights of the cake were cinema doors, cinema seats, a quote from the film and of course popcorn.  The toppers were all 

Beautiful Blue & Ivory

Sometimes I get a customer who doesn’t have a defined idea of their design already when they come to me, and who like to ask me for ideas.  This lovely couple had a colour theme only.  They wanted the design kept quite simple, not overly flowery, and definitely no hearts!   The colour scheme was shades 

Berry Beautiful

A trend for a while now has been “naked” cakes, which are basically cakes with no icing covering.  They can be decorated in many ways and this couple chose a mixture of summer berries.  The cakes are brushed with a sugar syrup to stop the sponge drying out, and are sandwiched with buttercream.  The tiers 

Midnight Stars

  An interestingly unusual colour theme for this wedding cake.  A midnight blue iced cake with a marbled effect and some fine gold highlights,  lots of gold stars and the happy couple on top, with their dog waiting patiently below. This design came completely from the bride and I love how she wanted to include 

Hearts & Roses 2

Inspired by a previous cake design, the colours were chosen by the customer.  I was pleasantly surprised exactly how striking the colours turned out to be as a contrast with each other, making the cake even more spectacular.  With matching cupcakes, once set up at the venue they made a fantastic display.  This also itself 

Gothic Wedding – Take Two

If you have been looking through my cakes, and think this one looks a little familiar, then you would be correct.  Several years ago, for my first wedding fair I made a gothic cake dummy, which I used for a few years before it suffered serious damage to three of the four tiers during transit 


One of four dummy cakes which I made for 2018 wedding fairs.  This one combines three different ideas which are trending at the moment. The chalkboard is made with a black icing, with hand-painted writing and a dusting of white powder food colour. The bottom tier, is a duck egg blue, with a same coloured