Tuesday, 26 November 2013
Last weekend I delivered a gorgeous little cake to a luck little girl who was turning the grand old age of 3!
Lexi is completely besotted with Disney's Tangled, the modern day take on the story of Rapunzel and had asked her Mummy for a cake with a tower on it.
So we set about coming up with this design, with a fabulous tower complete with a peaked slate roof, cobble bricks, vines and pretty flowers!
As Lexi is living and breathing Tangled she obviously had all of the character toys so we used these to accessorise the cake and complete the look.
The cake itself was three delicious layers of Victoria Sponge cake sandwiched with raspberry jam & vanilla buttercream.
Lexi's Mum was super duper pleased with the cake when we delivered it and we hope Lexi and her friends loved it too!
Saturday, 16 November 2013
Today's cake was for a gorgeous little boy who is turning 3, I've made his Christening Cake (Hungry Caterpillar), 1st Birthday Cake (Chuggington) and his 2nd Birthday Cake (Finding Nemo) but this year Oliver is completely in love with Disney Planes!
I was reliably informed by Oliver's Mum that his favourite characters were Ripslinger and Dusty so I set about coming up with a two-tiered design suitable for a fantastic kids party!
I covered both tiers in white sugarpaste then set about with the airbrush to get a lovely bold blue and a cheerful bright yellow before beginning to decorate.
Aside from a handmade Dusty & Ripslinger I also added a name plate on the front of the cake in the style of the Disney Planes logo and a row of white billowy clouds round the top of the cake.
It was certainly a colourful cake with some really cute characters, I love making kids cakes, you can really go to town on them and this one was definitely eye-catching!
A couple of weeks ago we went down to my in-laws in Suffolk as they had arranged a Ruby Doo to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary!
As keen Cross Country Skiers and the proud owners of a new and very luxurious camper van for them to enjoy their retirement touring round Europe, I wanted to incorporate both of these elements into the cake design.
I made a sugar model of Chris & Marilyn all kitted out in ski-wear including skis, poles, woolly hats and hip flask for the regular port stops!
The mountain back-drop was a 4" cake topped with rice-krispy-treats moulded into 3 peaks. I used sugar crystals on top of the mountain to create a snowy, icy effect.
Throughout their 40 year marriage Chris & Marilyn have lived in Leeds, Worcester and now Lidgate in Suffolk so I made a wooden signpost with hand painted lettering on, took me a few attempts with shaky hands but I got there in the end!
About a month ago I was asked to create a pretty birthday cake for someone's Mum's 70th Birthday.
I hate seeing boring and old fashioned birthday cakes for people's parents & grandparents so wanted to make something that was gorgeous and stylish and would still appeal to younger people.
I decided to combine a pretty lace effect, pearls and a selection of pastel coloured flowers.
A lace mould was used to create the decorative banner round the side of the cake, I then inset blush pink pearls into the detail of the lace to add an extra dimension.
I made a selection of pastel pink, peach, lilac and purple flowers and added ivory pearl centres and positioned them round the top edge of the cake before adding some large ivory pearls randomly placed inbetween.
Finally, I used large ivory coloured pearls to create a number 70 on top of the cake.
The lady who ordered this cake was so pleased with it, her colleague immediately ordered the same design for her Gran's birthday up in Newcastle a few weeks later!
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