One of Janine’s work colleagues is leaving to take up a new post. she is a keen bee keeper and i was asked to make a bee-inspired cake. Inside is a big layered lemon sponge with fresh lemon curd filling. On the top are sugar flowers and lots of jolly sugar bees, some of them air-borne, as well as a sprinkle of sparkle. Good luck in your new job Alison.
Jenny is a prolific knitter and loves her Nordic walking. Her husband asked me to make this iced fruit cake as a surprise for her landmark birthday (we are not mentioning any numbers). I always enjoy making cakes that are very personal to the recipient. Happy Birthday Jenny
Ted had his 6th birthday party today. They needed lots of cake to feed a hoard of school friends and as Ted is an avid Star Wars fan there was no discussion on the theme this year. Two tiers of chocolate fudge cake covered in midnight blue icing, stars and edible silver glitter, topped with sugar models of his favourite characters. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed making it Ted. Happy Birthday
Floral 80th birthday
Rosie found a picture of a cake just like this on the internet and asked me if I could make one just like it for her mum. The cake is a 10″ lemon layer cake, more than enough for about 20 people and we have done the flowers in Mum’s favourite pinks and lilacs. Hope your family party goes well everyone.. Happy Birthday!
Woodland inspired Baptism cake
Grace’s grandparents commissioned her baptism cake from me. Her parents provided a picture of exactly what they wanted and sourced the accessories for me. Underneath the Italian meringue buttercream icing is a 7 layer vanilla sponge filled with jam and buttercream. This photo was taken by the family, proving thank goodness, that it survived its 100 mile journey. Congratulations to everyone, especially little Grace.
Go Karting Cake
Louis and Arthur are ten. They are best friends and always have a joint party. This year they and their pals went go-karting to celebrate. A chocolate fudge cake forms the podium for this rather elaborate cake with the lads on top of course. Everything else is sugar! Hope you had enormous fun boys.
Cake for Dad
Kirsty’s Dad had a big birthday in January which he celebrated with his family. here are a few of his favourite things on top of this jam and buttercream-filled vanilla sponge cake
I have been making Margot’s birthday cake for a few years now. This year she has gone for an outrageous explosion of sweetshop sweets on top of a layered red velvet cake. Don’t eat it all at once Margot!
Christmas tree cake
And here is one of the Christmas cakes I have made this year. This rich fruit cake, laced with brandy travelled to Tenerife for the celebrations. Wishing everyone a very Happy Christmas 2022
beth had her 7th birthday a little while ago and her Gran asked me to make this layered chocolate cake with a sparkly sugar mermaid sitting on top. I’m sure you had a lovely birthday Beth
Chloe spent her birthday with her Gran who ordered half a dozen raspberry and vanilla cupcakes topped with Chloes name in pretty sugar letters.
I made Thunderbird 1 a few weeks ago and now here is Thunderbird 2 for Sam’s 5th birthday. This is a chocolate cake, big enough to share with all Sam’s friends at his party.