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
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.
Emily is 30. She works for a well known estate agency and has two gorgeous little dachshunds at home. Her family wanted a lemon layer cake for her birthday celebrations, so here it is. Hope you had a lovely day Emily.
Lisa asked for a quick cake for a little family celebration of Dad’s birthday. He loves his golf so hopefully this jam and buttercream filled vanilla sponge will hit the spot. Here’s to your golf ball never going in the water!!
Digby’s family have been through the mill a bit over the past few weeks but they were determined to celebrate mum’s 90th birthday. This is a gluten free fruit cake for a Bingo enthusiast. Happy Birthday Pat. I hope you enjoyed your special day with your friends
Carol contacted me and asked for a small vanilla sponge for her Dad (known as Fluff)’s 80th birthday. He is a life long Manchester United supporter and has always yearned for a Bentley. A slightly unusual combination for a small cake, but here we go. Hope this went down OK Carol.
It has been Pearl and Stephen’s 50th wedding anniversary this weekend. Pearl was determined that she only wanted something very plain, but such has been the splendiferousness of their celebrations that they needed these two big rich fruit cakes plus two smaller extras, not to mention some similarly iced sponge cakes for the week after next. Congratulations to you both, I hope all the parties went to plan
Margaret had a big birthday last weekend. She loves her garden, particularly relaxing on her sun lounger with a good book and a glass of wine. Her daughter explained that part of the family live in Australia and she asked if I could make a little sugar koala to sit in the flowerbed to represent them. Underneath all this is a big chocolate fudge cake, enough for all Margaret’s friends and family to share. Happy birthday Margaret.
Rachel’s Dad loves his chocolate. In particular. After Eights, Maltesers, Matchmakers, Cadbury’s chocolate fingers and Terry’s white chocolate orange. Could we get them all on a cake? Of course we can! Here we are, completely over-the-top, chocolatey, chocolate extravaganza, delivered to a local hotel for a family celebration supper.
Michael phoned me and asked for a small birthday cake for his mum. She didn’t want anything fancy, just a nice chocolate cake with happy birthday written in pink. When I delivered it, I discovered that the lovely lady in question was going to be 100 ! Apparently she didn’t want a fuss. I hope you had a lovely day and very many congratulations.