Jenny’s cake

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

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Star Wars

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

Campervan Anniversary

Liz and Richard had an extended golden wedding celebration taking their family and friends away for a weekend in Dorset. They wanted a big cake to keep everyone going for the whole holiday and asked me to make it in the shape of their campervan. (I don’t think they stuffed everyone in it this time). Anyway, this is a huge chocolate cake iced as a rough representation of their vehicle. Vaguely recognisable I think and delicious I hope. Have fun everyone

Cricket cake

Fred is an obsessive supporter of the Southern Braves Cricket team and for his 1oth birthday, his Gran ordered a sticky chocolate cake iced in the team colours. Hope you had a good day Fred

Golden Wedding

To celebrate 50 years of marriage, Liz and Richard held a lovely party at South Lawns Hotel. They chose a lemon layer cake, iced in a design they saw on this website with a big sugar bow and a sugar bouquet of freesias and gypsophila which are the flowers Liz carried on her wedding day.

Thai Orchids

I love making sugar flowers, so when Wendy asked me for a Thai-themed cake for her Thai-themed 60th birthday party, I was delighted to revise my orchid making skills. This was a sponge, filled with fresh lemon curd and topped with a golden 60 as well as a spray of vibrant fuchsia-coloured sugar orchids

Danish birthday cake

Saly had seen a picture on my Facebook page of a cake similar to this one that I had made a few weeks earlier. Her granny is also a scrabble and Rummikub player, but as she is Danish, we needed a national flag as well. Here is Granny’s fresh lemon curd filled 90th birthday cake.

Beano Birthday

Amanda showed me some pictures of Beano inspired cupcakes and asked me for something similar to celebrate Oscar’s 9th birthday. So here we are, 12 chocolate cupcakes, covered in chocolate ganache and topped with Oscar’s name as well as sugar-paste depictions of Dennis the Menace and Gnasher. Hope they hit the mark.

Crossword Puzzle cake

Frances loves doing crossword puzzles, so for her big birthday family celebration, I made a sugar one, complete with sugar pencil to go with it. Inside is a vanilla sponge filled with jam and buttercream. I hear you had a lovely day Frances. Congratulations.

Pink and purple butterflies

Alexandra spent her 10th birthday with her family and her Granny picked up this gluten-free, dairy-free sponge cake from me on the morning of the celebrations. Inside, the vanilla cake was layered with squidgy dairy-free chocolate filling. Outside, a cloud of purple sugar butterflies and lots of edible glitter.