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.

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.

Cricket Cake

Karen’s dad is 90 today. A life long cricket enthusiast, this cake should fit the bill. Inside is a triple layered gluten-free lemon sponge filled with home made lemon curd. Hope that the sun shone for your outdoor celebrations and congratulations everyone.

Karen was kind enough to write to me afterwards

Dad had a fantastic time and the cake was out of this world! Everyone loved it, probably the best gluten free cake we’ve had! 
My dad loved the design of the cake and got really choked up when he saw it 🙂 
Thank you for doing such a wonderful job Liz. I can honestly say I couldn’t thank you enough for the taste, the design everything. 
Best wishes,
Karen

Purple Rain

It is Stuart’s big birthday today. No Prizes for guessing his musical hero! This sparkly Purple Rain inspired celebration cake contains a vanilla sponge cake layered with jam and buttercream. Happy birthday Stuart.

Sewing Cake

Kirsty’s mum is 60 today. Kirsty tells me that her mum is a fantastic needlewoman so this is a three layer vanilla sponge iced with some of the tools of her trade. Everything (except the board) is edible. Have a lovely day everyone.