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!
This cake catered for everyone. Wholewheat ginger cake on the bottom and gluten free chocolate on the top. Plenty of candles and sparklers to add a bit of pazazz.
Irene had kept the floral topper from her original wedding cake. It was carefully packed in a box and had survived unscathed for 50 years. Irene planned a 50th anniversary party but wanted a second cake to share with her friends at church the following day so we settled on this two tier fruit cake. I made sugar flowers which I hope reflect those in the vintage topper and this was the result. Very many congratulations Irene.
Ben and Charlotte had a very small intimate wedding ceremony on Saturday for which they saved the bottom tier of their cake. A little judicious repositioning of the sugar roses and who would know it had been at the bottom of a four tier cake two days earlier? And the bonus – plenty of carrot cake to go round.
Jan had made a delicious fruit cake and asked me to ice it for her for baby Toby’s christening on Sunday. We chose a simple piped decoration with a sugar broderie anglaise border. Have a lovely day everyone.