Rachel contacted me from afar. Her mum lives locally and the extended family planned a celebratory Sunday lunch at a well known brasserie in Highcliffe.
She sent me a picture of something she liked and I think we managed to pretty well copy the original. This is a five layer sponge cake (pink and white stripes inside but you will have to take my word on that) sandwiched and covered in pink and white vanilla buttercream. It is topped with white chocolate ganache drip icing and then lots and lots of pink and white chocolates and sweets. The whole thing was finished off with a golden cake topper message.
I delivered the cake cake to the restaurant in time for the party. Rachel was kind enough to message me the next day “ I just wanted to say thank you for the amazing cake. It was perfect and my mum loved it!”
Mo, Paul and their family have achieved a lot this year. In spite of Mo and Paul still being in the midst of unpacking boxes after their move, the family have all gathered this weekend for a party to celebrate across four generations. We needed a double cake so that Chris’ birthday was given special mention and we took the opportunity to make one side lemon and the other chocolate to please everyone. Congratulations to you all
Vicky has a big birthday this weekend. She has ordered a couple of cakes from me for her family in the past, but today it is her turn. Her sister asked me to make a very special layered sponge cake featuring their matching tattoos. A very personal design for a family celebration. Happy birthday Vicky.
This time last year, Trish asked me to make a birthday cake for her daughter. Sadly, the order had to be cancelled thanks to the Covid restrictions, so we had another go this year. This is a vanilla sponge layered with jam and buttercream, sprinkled with pretty sugar autumn leaves and tied with a sugar bow.
Sam is 4 today and has a party this afternoon. His dad has just picked up this Ankylosaurus cake. There is a squishy chocolate sponge underneath his spiky sugar armour and, as requested, he is sitting in a bed of molten lava. I hope this fits the bill Sam, have a lovely day.
Wendy turned 70 this weekend and Mick and Danni asked me to make a surprise cake for her family party. Fruit cake is her favourite and it needed to be gluten free. Apparently Wendy has always wanted a pink birthday cake so here we are. A fitting celebration for a much loved wife, Mum and Adda. Cheers!
Yvonne contacted me to ask for a special cake to celebrate Julie’s 70th birthday. They have recently moved down to the coast and have straight away developed a love for beach huts. Julie has had a life in Girl Guiding, plays a mean game of golf and is especially fond of roses. Make the whole lot out of sugar, pile them on top of a rich fruit cake and you have a recipe for a family celebration,. Hope you all had fun.
Mel is a biking enthusiast and it is her birthday. Amanda has just become Ladies’ Club Champion the the golf club and so a double celebration was in order. Mel’s side of the cake is chocolate sponge with chocolate fudge filling and Amanda’s, a lemon sponge filled with fresh lemon curd and buttercream. On the top, a fancy bike and Amanda’s trophy, around the sides the landscape of road cycling and the golf course. I hope you had a great night girls
Vanessa contacted me through Facebook messenger to ask if I could make a cake for her daughter Ella’s 21st birthday. We decided on this 5-layered, jam and buttercream filled sponge. I smothered it in pink and white buttercream with a golden ganache drip icing and piled it high with pink tinged meringues and golden Maltesers. It was finished off with a bespoke topper and a sugar bow. I delivered it to her Gran who lives in Milford and she took it to the family party. Happy birthday Ella!
Rosemary’s aunt had her 99th birthday a couple of weeks ago. Her pride and joy is her garden full of roses so we put a big bunch of sugar roses on top of this iced lemon sponge. Rosemary kindly phoned to say how much everyone enjoyed it
Elaine wanted a simple cake in very particular colours to celebrate her daughter and son-in-law’s 30th wedding anniversary. Inside was a vanilla and peach coloured marble cake, split with buttercream, to remind them of the peach coloured dresses their bridesmaids wore. The red writing and decorations allude to their first dance – Lady in Red. Congratulations.
Lisa was back for another cake this week. This time her husband was turning forty and she asked for a rugby themed cake to feed a crowd. This is a jam and buttercream filled Madeira cake, iced with a chocolate-muddy rugby player in South Africa colours and a number 40 on his back of course. Hope the party (and the cake) was a success Lisa.