Cake for a coffee lover

Jill loves her daily coffee fix so what better for her big birthday celebration than a giant coffee cup. Coffee-filled coffee cake shaped and iced to form a completely edible construction (saucer and spoon included). A good centrepiece for a family celebration.

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Tiered 40th birthday cake in pink

Ann and Ian’s daughter was having a big birthday party so she needed a lot of cake. She dis not want her name or age on the cake so we went for a girly cake in three shades of pink with roses and a big bow. In order to please everyone, the bottom ‘parcel’ was plain Madeira cake filed with jam, the middle was filled chocolate and the top a filled lemon cake. It had to travel 100 miles or so to the party, but I think it made it in one piece.

Christening cake with Train

Sue wanted a non traditional cake for her grandson Anton’s Christening party. He is 2 and loves trains and trucks, particularly Thomas. Chocolate was the request so I just topped the big sticky square cake with an engine and trucks, also made of iced chocolate cake and piped with his name.

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Book-lover

Sue wanted a cake for a friend with a milestone birthday. There was to be a big party for both adults and children and she wanted a variety of cake to cover all tastes. So as there were two numbers involved, we had the 6 in carrot cake and the 5 in sticky chocolate. The birthday girl is a serious book-lover and rather than any written message, we went for 65 little books, all made of sugar scattered over the cake. I had a lovely message from Sue after the party to say that the cake had been a huge success and that the books had been carefully counted by the children before being devoured and that almost the whole cake had been eaten by the end of the evening. Fab.

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Hockey pitch cake

Irene’s grand daughter is a keen hockey player. Her favourite colours are pink and purple and she loves chocolate cake. So we iced a gooey chocolate sponge in the palest of greens and then piped the hockey pitch in pink. Sugar goal posts and a birthday message and we are all done

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