Dungeons and Dragons

After a long succession of dinosaur themed cakes, Barney requested a dragon this year. This chocolate fudge cake topped with a sugar dragon was picked up by his Nana in time for his party. Happy birthday Barney.

Roblox Cake

Thomas was 10 this week. I made an ‘Adopt Me’ themed cake for his sister earlier this year and now it was his turn for a Roblox creations. This is a vanilla cake filled with jam and buttercream. Happy Birthday Thomas.

Golden Wedding Cake

Kate’s parents celebrated their golden wedding last month. She particularly wanted a simple elegant cake that featured the lily of the valley and stephanotis flowers that her mother carried 50 years ago. So I have made the sugar bouquet and tiny white flowers around the sides to echo the broderie anglais of the bridesmaid’s dresses. I added a sugar bow and a sprinkle of shimmer powder to finish it off. Congratulations Gill and Stuart.

PJ Masks

Alex was 4 yesterday. Nicoleta saw the picture of a PJ Masks cake like this one on the website and contacted me to order one just like it. Inside there are 4 layers of chocolate fudge cake. Hope you had a lovely day everyone.

Flowerpot with a statue

Sue and her friends organised a surprise birthday celebration for Debs. They wanted one of my very popular flowerpot cakes but with a twist. After toying with the idea of ditching the trowel in favour of a gnome (long story) she decided that a sugar replica of the statue of Joy would be more fitting. So here we are. The pot is jam and buttercream sponge with chocolate soil and sugar roses. Glad you had a lovely day girls

Polo player

Jason is 50 this week. He has three passions (that I know about anyway). Number one, polo, number two, Hurst Castle. His third passion, Dawn asked me to make him a birthday cake to celebrate his milestone. So this 4 layered vanilla sponge is filled with jam and butter cream and iced with a vague representation of Jason riding his polo pony on the top and a seascape including the castle, lighthouse and the Hurst ferry around the sides. Happy birthday Jason.

Fairy house

Stuart has just finished making a magnificent doll’s house for his grand daughters and now Mandy, not to be outdone, is starting on a tree stump fairy house. It is her birthday and so what better than a gooey, chocolate-covered cake fairy house of her own. Everything is edible (apart from the cake board). Happy birthday Mandy.

Yellow rose flowerpot cake

Joan had her 90th birthday this week and her neighbour Sheila asked me to make one of these flowerpot cakes to celebrate. This is a rather atmospheric early morning photograph! Inside the flowerpot is a lemon sponge layered with home made lemon curd. The soil is chocolate and all the decorations, including the trowel are hand made in sugar. Very many congratulations Joan.

Chocoholic Manchester United cake

Another of these popular chocolate box cakes. This one is for Nigel who is staying down here for a week with his multigeneration family to celebrate his 60th birthday. As well as being a lifelong chocolate lover, he is a passionate Manchester United supporter and Angela asked me to incorporate a nod to his favourite team into this 5 layer vanilla sponge cake. Inside is buttercream and jam, outside plenty of red amongst the chocolates piled high.

Movie buff brownies

Rather than cupcakes, Kelly asked for 18 iced chocolate brownies for her movie-buff son’s 18th birthday this week. Here are some of them. A strict monochrome palate adds to the theme. Chocolate overdose for al his family and friends.