Rugby

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.

Dachshund cake

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.

Golf lover

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!!

Bingo

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

Manchester United

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.

Gardener’s Cake

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.

Anyone for Tennis?

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.

Cosmetics cake

Tiffany asked me for a cosmetics-themed cake to celebrate her very glamourous 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!

Beach hut

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

Sea Swimmer

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!