Golden wedding

Happy Golden wedding anniversary to Pauline and Tony. Pauline carried a bouquet of yellow roses and Lily of the valley on her wedding day 50 years ago and her bridesmaids wore sea green dresses. As well as the sugar bouquet on top of thus rich fruit cake we have put tiny sea green flowers around the edge as an added reminder of the day.

Glider pilot

Carol’s mother in law is 90 this week. She is a real adventurer, a glider pilot and a keen gardener. This is a rich fruit cake, with marzipan and then iced as a garden, complete with sugar bird table and, of course, the glider flying through with the birthday girl waving from the cockpit.

Birthday book

Karen has been organising a surprise 90th birthday party for her husband Peter. She has bought some little models to represent his main interests and is planning to put them round this cake, iced to look like an old book. Inside us Peter’s favourite, a plain Madeira cake. I hope it all went to plan

Red rose wedding cake

Barbara is getting married. She wanted a simple sponge cake to celebrate, the bottom tier jam and buttercream filled and the top, a gluten free fresh lemon layer cake. All covered in an Italian meringue icing and finished with two big red sugar roses to remind the couple of their mothers who are no longer with us.

Very many congratulations to you both and all the best for the future

Number nine

Alfie was 9 a couple of weeks ago and had a very exciting adventure party outing at the weekend. Jam and buttercream sponge and a giant number 9. Happy birthday Alfie

Golfing 80th

Marie-Claire’s mum is 80 today. She should really be out on the golf course on a beautiful spring day like this but a big family celebration will be much more fun. This is a vanilla sponge filled with jam and buttercream. Have a lovely day.

Spitfire cake

Jenny’s brother is visiting the UK for the first time since before lockdown. It is his birthday and he is a spitfire aficionado. So Jenny asked me if I could make a cake with a spitfire ‘flying over it’. Hmmm, not quite suspended but here is my version of the sugar plane soaring above the clouds. Hope you all had a lovely day.

Learning to drive

Rufus is 17 today and is all set to learn to drive. Here is a cake to celebrate the milestone and of course, no cake for Rufus would be complete without his trusty Irish Terrier Jumble. Hope you all had a good day.

Spring daffodils

Here is a cake for Jackie’s spring birthday. Lemon sponge layered with buttercream and fresh lemon curd lies inside this pretty cake with hand made sugar daffodils. I know your dad couldn’t join you but I hope your delayed celebration went well.