Vina asked me to make a cake for George’s birthday. He loves fruit cake so that was an easy choice. George and his family travelled the world during his career in the Life Guards and then he spent a very happy time as secretary of Winter Hill Golf Club before retiring to Milford. We tried to represent all the landmarks of his life on the cake. Hope you like it Goerge, happy birthday.
Joyce and Colin have been married sixty years and are having a party for family and friends to celebrate. I decorated this rich fruit cake in ice blue and white with a handful of sugar diamonds. Congratulations to you both.
Matthew has supported Reading FC all his life. It was his 30th birthday the weekend they made it to Wembley. No debate as to what to put on his cake!
Freya sent me special instructions for her 6th birthday cake. It needed to be chocolate, with pink icing and a gymnast on the top. She drew me a lovely picture to help. My version is not quite the same, the anti-gravity posture of the gymnast was a bit too much of a challenge, but I really hope that this will do. Happy birthday Freya.
John is a model railway enthusiast extraordinaire! His passion has led to the entire upper floor of his house being converted into a railway, the new layout being revealed as part of his 70th birthday celebrations this weekend.
John and Jenny have 6 grandchildren all of whom wanted a slice of the action, so we made this with each of the chocolate cake goods-trucks bearing the name of one of the children.
Happy birthday John, wishing you many joyful hours in the signal box.
Dave has been a dedicated Chelsea supporter all his life. He and his family were given a tour of Stamford Bridge as his 80th birthday present and then he had a party for 50 of his friends a few days later. Three tiers of madeira cake in lemon, chocolate and vanilla iced, of course, in blue and white. Many happy returns Dave.
Vivien contacted me via Streetlife and asked if I could make a cake to celebrate 30 years of the splendid Lymington Town Tours. (If you haven’t been on one, they are a really great way to uncover local history). We made a large plain Madeira cake with a jam filling and decorated it with Lymington landmarks in the organisation’s colours of cream and green. 30 candles finished it off. I understand the party went well and those not there got a slice of cake parcelled up in front boxes from Waitrose!