Garden Pets Cake

Margot is six today. Her mum messaged me four days ago, somewhat last minute, and asked if I could make a cake for her. Luckily I had time so here we have this jolly cake featuring beloved family pets Stanley and Olive sitting in the garden. Margot was quite determined that she wanted a Red Velvet cake (even though she has never tasted one before) so that is what is underneath the icing, sandwiched together with delicious cream cheese frosting. I really hope it lives up to your expectations Margot. Happy Birthday.

Chocolate cake for a joint birthday celebration

IMG_2832Dick and Sue planned a celebration lunch for their family and friends to mark their big birthdays this month. They didn’t want a fussy cake and chose this chocolate sponge filled with vanilla cream, coated in Belgian chocolate fondant. We kept the decoration simple but added a couple of sugar shells as a nod to their love of walking along the cliffs by the seashore.

21st birthday cake for a bookworm

image1Elaine wanted a cake that would reflect Her granddaughter’s passions and nothing pink Hannah is a committed Christian, and when she does not have her nose in a book she is out . She is also a top class physics student. So we have made a cake with piles of books, a map and walking boots, a bible and some impenetrable physics formulae piped around the sides. Hope you like it Hannah, happy birthday.

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Show-stopper 80th birthday cake

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Three-tier sponge cake: one chocolate, one lemon, one vanilla, with piped birthday greeting, Decorated with handmade sugar golf balls, golf tees, playing cards, and sunflowers. Topped with star-shaped candles and edible golden star shower.

This cake was made for the 80th birthday of a lady who threw a big party for all her friends.  She has spent much of her life raising money for hospices, she continues to play golf weekly and is a demon bridge player.  All these activities were symbolised by the sugar decorations on the cake.