Friday, 26 October 2012

Go Pink Breakthrough Breast Cancer Charity Cake!







Tomorrow at Automatic Cafe the team are all going to be wearing pink (yes even the Men!) in support of the "Go Pink" Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity. 

















They're hoping to raise plenty of money so I offered to make a special and gorgeously pink cake for them to raffle.


I'm really happy with how it turned out, the cake itself has four layers of pink vanilla sponge with vanilla buttercream completely covered in white chocolate before being drizzled with pink chocolate and topped with a pyramid of yummy fluffy marshmallows!!




I made a solid pink chocolate heart which was covered in baby pink edible glitter which was stuck to the front of the cake and the Go Pink logo attached to it, also covered in pink glitter!!

I hope it raises plenty of money and to the lucky winner - enjoy every piece!!

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Pink & White Prettiness!!





One of my new cake designs has been inspired by the arrival of my niece, Olivia Mia in September.



Although I haven't met the little nipper yet, I have been fortunate enough to receive plenty of photos and quite frankly, there's always lots of pink girly loveliness involved!!!














So I thought it only fitting to name this cake after her, it's so pretty and I love it. The ruffles, the pink and white candy stripe, the pink polka dots and the beautiful pink rose!!




I think it's perfect for a birthday, christening or a wedding and can be done in different colour tones too. I think a combination of different pastel colours would be gorgeous for a summer wedding!





Sunday, 21 October 2012

Oh Miranda, Such Fun!!

So Miranda Hart was doing a book-signing today at Waterstones in the Trafford Centre and I seen as she's incredibly funny and my husband and I can't wait for the next series to start, I decided to make her a fabulous cake to take along for her to enjoy.

I thought of a cake that I reckoned she would love and got to work, it looked (and smelled) amazing and off we set Trafford Centre bound.

All was going to plan until we got near Waterstones and saw a HUGE crowd outside and were told that no more people were allowed in (even in to the shop!!).















After I stopped sulking about not getting to meet such a funny lady who has made me laugh out loud on many an occasion, I decided that the only thing to do was to bestow my lovely creation on a Waterstones employee who was trying to manage an ever increasing crowd outside (none of whom were going to get in I may add) asking them to pass the cake onto Miranda before she left.

So, hopefully, and fingers crossed, Miranda did receive her cake and is gleefully picking off chocolate dipped marshmallows off the top to reveal a delicious chocolate cake sandwiched with chocolate buttercream and covered in belgian dark chocolate and creamy white chocolate.



I love this cake and hope to make many of them for people in the future, it's a fantastic cake for a birthday or other celebration, and costs £40 (serves 10 people or 1 hungry chocolate addict!).

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Beautiful Tiffany Blue Wedding Cake!

Yesterday was the wedding of my lovely cousin Madeline and her fiance Alex. The wedding was in Harrogate with he reception at the gorgeous Rudding Park. With a beautiful sunny day, everyone got glammed up for the back-tie event and and looked fabulous!

As Alex had kindly given Madeline a Tiffany & Co ring for their engagement, there was a Breakfast at Tiffany's theme to the wedding with Tiffany Blue being the colour of choice.

After tasting various cake flavours in their consultation, Madeline and I came up with a special and unique design that would look perfect in such a stunning venue with Tiffany blue being key.

As the wedding stationery was also Tiffany Blue with the addition of a pretty chandelier motif, this was also incorporated into the design. 




The final detail was the addition of eight Tiffany Ring boxes made from Luscious Lemon Cake and decorated with gorgeous edible bows. These turned out to be most popular when the cake was served!!

I love everything about this cake, such a pretty colour and so elegant it make me want to nip out and buy some beautiful jewelry!!



Thursday, 11 October 2012

Sparkly Diamond Cake!

I was recently asked by one of my Summer 2012 Brides to make a cake for a party her family were throwing to celebrate her Grandparents' 60th Wedding Anniversary.

They were having a huge party with all their family and friends to celebrate such a wonderful achievement and wanted a delicious Marie Antoinette creation to serve!




As 60 years of marriage is marked with a diamond, we wanted to use edible diamonds on the cake so this elegant and sophisticated design was born!!

Sparkly & gorgeous!!

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