Margot and her family were on holiday somewhere warm recently and Margot has discovered the thrill of a jet ski! It is her 7th birthday today and her mum asked me to make a red velvet cake, layered with cream cheese frosting and topped with a model of Margot on a jet ski for her party. So here we are, all edible, although as ever it is possible to save the sugar model if she wants to. Hope you had a good day Margot.
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
Sheila organised a surprise party for her husband Don’s landmark birthday. All a bit cloak and dagger but we managed to keep this layered sponge featuring his beloved G14 dinghy a secret.
Yvonne contacted me to ask for a special cake to celebrate Julie’s 70th birthday. They have recently moved down to the coast and have straight away developed a love for beach huts. Julie has had a life in Girl Guiding, plays a mean game of golf and is especially fond of roses. Make the whole lot out of sugar, pile them on top of a rich fruit cake and you have a recipe for a family celebration,. Hope you all had fun.
Mel is a biking enthusiast and it is her birthday. Amanda has just become Ladies’ Club Champion the the golf club and so a double celebration was in order. Mel’s side of the cake is chocolate sponge with chocolate fudge filling and Amanda’s, a lemon sponge filled with fresh lemon curd and buttercream. On the top, a fancy bike and Amanda’s trophy, around the sides the landscape of road cycling and the golf course. I hope you had a great night girls
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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!