Bee keepers cake

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.

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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

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

Sweet explosion

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!

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