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
Ducks and Daisies
Nina asked me for an iced jam and buttercream sponge for her mum’s birthday. ‘Anything with ducks and daisies’ she said. Hope this meets the brief Nina and that you all had a lovely day
Barbara’s Golf Buggy
Barbara loves her golf and her friends organised a celebratory lunch at the golf club for her birthday. This is a lemon layered sponge, iced in fondant and topped with an edible sugar golf buggy. Happy birthday Barbara.
Maureen turned 90 this week and she asked me to make a rich fruit cake to share with her family and friends. When I went to visit her she showed me some wonderful pictures of the glamorous ballroom dancing days. We chose a striking colour scheme of red and black to reflect her love of dance and her favourite roses. Very many congratulations Maureen, Happy Birthday.
Embroidery Birthday Cake
When Mandy got home from work this afternoon, all her friends and neighbours were waiting with a surprise birthday party for her. She rarely sits still, but when she does, she gets out her needlepoint. What better then, than this embroidery inspired cake. Underneath the sugar thread-work is a jam and buttercream filled sponge. Happy birthday Mandy.
Art Group Anniversary Celebration
The Milford Art Group are celebrating their 50th anniversary today at South Lawn Hotel. They asked my to make a big cake to use at their lunch party and provided me with a design. Underneath the sugar models is a vanilla cake layered with jam and buttercream.
Congratulations to you all, looking forward to your Summer exhibition.
Monogramed golden wedding cake
I was lucky enough to be invited to Julie and Derek’s golden wedding party. We had a lovely dinner finished off with this lemon sponge, layered with fresh lemon curd and buttercream and decorated with yellow roses and a golden monogram. A lovely start to their weekend of celebrations.
Congratulations to you both.
Singing, travel, dogs and gardening!
This is a birthday cake for a lady with many talents and interests. She is a retired nurse, she loves to sing, loves to travel (she is just back from a trip to Australia), and enjoys gardening. She adores her two granddaughters and her dog. I don’t think we could have got much more onto this rich fruit cake. Just right for a celebration with family and friends.
Sally needed a cake to celebrate Easter with her family. This is a lemon sponge, filled with fresh lemon curd, with suitably seasonal sugar-paste decorations.
Happy Easter Everybody
Julie has organised a James Bond classic Aston Martin driving experience as a birthday treat for Bernie. He is a diabetic and doesn’t get to eat much cake usually, but Julie asked me to make this one to a low sugar recipe. The chocolate and beetroot cake is filled and topped with dark chocolate ganache. The car is all sugar though … don’t eat it all at once Bernie.
Alison and Chris’s planned wedding at the RAF club was scuppered by a Covid lockdown so they decided to get their friends together at the same venue to celebrate their joint 60th birthday instead. Alison had very clear ideas as to how the cake should look – she wanted a bit of a tropical theme as they couple have been living in Barbados until recently. The pink and blue marbling was all her idea, as were the golden palm-fringed sides giving it rather a sunset feel. There was a last minute call requesting that a turtle should feature on the top and so here we are a rich fruit cake with a totally tropical look. Happy birthday to you both.