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!

Toothless the Dragon

Grace is 9 years old soon and has had her early birthday party this weekend. It was on the ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ theme and of course she wanted a ‘Toothless’ cake. This was a very chocolatey, sparkly, chocolate sponge cake and it seems to have gone down a storm with her friends. Happy birthday for next month Grace, I’m glad you had a lovely party.

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

Poppy Cake

Frances asked me to make one of my ever popular flowerpot cakes for her mum’s birthday. This sponge cake is layered with jam and vanilla buttercream and as well as the sugar trowel, there are gorgeous scarlet sugar poppies emerging from the chocolate soil.

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!

Dinosaur cake

Harry’s family were on holiday locally for his 3rd birthday this year. His mum emailed me to order a cake and told me that Harry is ‘obsessed with dinosaurs’. So here we have a chocolate cake, filled with chocolate buttercream and decorated with sugar dinosaurs and a rice krispie cake volcano and rocks. Hope the rain didn’t dampen your birthday Harry.

Dungeons and Dragons

After a long succession of dinosaur themed cakes, Barney requested a dragon this year. This chocolate fudge cake topped with a sugar dragon was picked up by his Nana in time for his party. Happy birthday Barney.

Roblox Cake

Thomas was 10 this week. I made an ‘Adopt Me’ themed cake for his sister earlier this year and now it was his turn for a Roblox creations. This is a vanilla cake filled with jam and buttercream. Happy Birthday Thomas.

Golden Wedding Cake

Kate’s parents celebrated their golden wedding last month. She particularly wanted a simple elegant cake that featured the lily of the valley and stephanotis flowers that her mother carried 50 years ago. So I have made the sugar bouquet and tiny white flowers around the sides to echo the broderie anglais of the bridesmaid’s dresses. I added a sugar bow and a sprinkle of shimmer powder to finish it off. Congratulations Gill and Stuart.