And here is one of the Christmas cakes I have made this year. This rich fruit cake, laced with brandy travelled to Tenerife for the celebrations. Wishing everyone a very Happy Christmas 2022
One of Janine’s work colleagues is leaving to take up a new post. she is a keen bee keeper and i was asked to make a bee-inspired cake. Inside is a big layered lemon sponge with fresh lemon curd filling. On the top are sugar flowers and lots of jolly sugar bees, some of them air-borne, as well as a sprinkle of sparkle. Good luck in your new job Alison.
Adam retired last week and Melanie asked me to make a chocolate layer drip cake topped with his favourite Toblerone and Cadbury’s fruit and nut. A few Maltesers sprayed gold to add a bit of bling and here we are, a chocolate lovers paradise!
This is a cake that I made to commemorate the long and happy life of a very special lady who passed away earlier this year. Her family gathered from far and wide to remember her together. She had a wealth of interests but especially golf, bridge, her garden, embroidery and jigsaws. She was well known for her intolerance of squirrels, so I sneaked one on as the picture on the puzzle. Every last bit edible of course.
For Beth, a caramel layer cake, white chocolate ganache drip, pink hundreds and thousands, a white chocolate Easter bunny and millions of Mini Eggs. Happy Easter everyone.
Linda’s husband had his retirement party this weekend. He is a keen F1 follower as well as a photographer. We captured these in sugar model form and added some other aspects of his life in sugar ‘photos’ on this chocolate fudge cake. Plenty for everyone. Hope it went well
Marilyn is retiring after many years of dedicated service. She is a really keen sea swimmer and her colleagues at the CAB wanted a cake to celebrate her new found freedom. Congratulations Marilyn. Hope you get to put your feet up sometimes
Octavia asked me to make a cake to celebrate Tobias’s first birthday. She chose this giant cupcake with vanilla sponge inside and cheeky jungle characters in the buttercream topping. She was hoping for some wonderful photos as a memento of this very special day. She got them, and even better, the cake was not smashed to bits so she actually got to eat it!
This vanilla sponge layered with jam and covered in cream cheese frosting is a family favourite. This time, the recipient is 100 years old and spent much of her life in Switzerland, hence the garland of sugar edelweiss and gentians. Her family added sparklers for a glittering celebration. Very many congratulations Joan.
This was an unusual Christening cake with rainbows inside and out. Multicolour vanilla sponge layers with buttercream filling covered in fondant and topped with a sugar rainbow and rainbow flowers and little butterflies.
Jess sent me the picture of the cut cake with this very kind message: “Wow what a beautiful cake!! It was amazing in looks and taste. Well our picnic was eventful in the rain but thankfully we had the cake and Prosecco to make it all better!”