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.
Tracey’s friend Gill is a tennis player and has a gorgeous little Jack Russell, Scamp. It was her birthday and Tracey asked for a lemon layer cake featuring both things, I think Scamp has been a little rejuvenated in the process, but hey ho. Hope you had a good time girls.
Tiffany asked me for a cosmetics-themed cake to celebrate her very glamorous sister-in-law’s birthday. She chose well! Just look, somehow Crystal’s clothes and nails match her sparkly surprise cake perfectly. Sounds like they had a lovely family weekend together and i hear that the vanilla, jam and buttercream layered sponge didn’t last long!
Grace is 9 years old soon and has had her early birthday party this weekend. It was on the ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ theme and of course she wanted a ‘Toothless’ cake. This was a very chocolatey, sparkly, chocolate sponge cake and it seems to have gone down a storm with her friends. Happy birthday for next month Grace, I’m glad you had a lovely party.
Suzy’s mum was being treated to a special birthday meal at The Hut on the isle of Wight, so what better than a beach hut shaped vanilla sponge cake to celebrate? Everything is edible, including the cheeky seagull and the shells. Hope you all had a wonderful day
Frances asked me to make one of my ever popular flowerpot cakes for her mum’s birthday. This sponge cake is layered with jam and vanilla buttercream and as well as the sugar trowel, there are gorgeous scarlet sugar poppies emerging from the chocolate soil.
Karen is a seasoned, highly experienced sea swimmer and has a lovely beach hut at Milford from which to leap into the freezing foam. Her husband was hoping to organise an ‘open hut’ day for her birthday but the terrible weather forced some last minute rearrangements. Never mind, this is a chocolate cake filled with dark chocolate ganache, shaped and iced to form a (rough) replica of their little seaside haven, complete with sand and sea. The ‘decking’ under the hut is a gluten free brownie, just in case (delicious whether you ned to be gluten free or not). I really hope you had a lovely day Karen, who cares about a little bit of damp? Just eat cake!