Monday, August 31, 2015

Wedding Cake 'Maryam' - in pink


Well....  first of all you've never done a particular design before and then two come along at once! LOL!!
Wedding Cake 'Maryam' - which I only did for the first time a few weeks ago - but this time with pink roses and ribbon, not peach.  I couldn't decide which photo I liked the best - so I've uploaded all of them.  First of all, there's the black background that most of the cakes on my site have.  Then there's the shot of the cake at the venue, and I really do think the blue complements the cake very well.  There's something about the long shot of the cake that I love - but the incredibly high ceilings and fantastically tall windows make the cake look tiny and almost a bit lost.  In fact, one comment is that it looks like a little cake on the floor in front of a door!   And finally, the last shot is with a 'filter'.  It' just slightly enriches the blueness of the wallpaper.
Which is your favourite?
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Congratulations to Ben and all his family on the occasion of his Bar Mitzvah.  There must be 30 football teams closer to where Ben lives than Manchester City, but he's an avid fan and nothing is going to change that!
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Wedding Cake 'Maryam'

A beautiful vintage-inspired 3 tier wedding cake with hand-made peach roses, edible lace appliqué pieces and finished with a ribbon and bow.  Many thanks to Cotton & Crumbs for allowing me to copy their original design.
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Sprinkles Cake

A pretty, girly cake for Dora, from her doting Nan!
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Sunday, August 02, 2015

T-Rex Cake

T-Rex birthday cake - the dinosaur was hand-cut and dusted before being finished with piped royal icing detail.  Edible hand-made pebbles around the base.  The cake inside was 'banoffee' - banana flavour sponge with caramel flavour butercream.
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Baby Shower Cupcakes


Chocolate sponge with vanilla buttercream swirls, baby shower cupcakes topped with a blue and tan colour palette of toppers.
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Angry Birds Cake

Sisters' joint birthday cake for a joint party, depicting their favourite game.  Two tiers of chocolate sponge with vanilla butercream, with the top tier a dummy cake that can be saved as a keepsake!
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Pie Chart Cake

 My son's form tutor - a maths teacher - left the school for a new career at the end of term and I decided I'd like to make him a cake.  It had to be something simple, as I didn't have a chance to start decorating it until 11pm and it had to be taken in the next morning!!  My friend came up with the suggestion of a pie chart, which I thought was a great idea...  the 'key' lists things that are associated with him - so red = inspiring, blue = fun, yellow = disorganised (yeah, I'd intended that to be a bit smaller than it actually was, but... hey-ho!!) green = we'll miss you and orange = caring.  He was a very popular teacher and I know the students will miss him very much.
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Monday, July 20, 2015

Rainbow Sponge

This rainbow sponge was actually made for my boys (the perks of having a cake-maker for a mum!) just from the off-cuts from this weekend's wedding cake (when I took a thin layer from the top of each sponge to level it) which I sandwiched together with some buttercream.
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Wedding Cake 'Chris'


 
I probably had far too much fun decorating Chris & Carl's colourful wedding cake!  Rainbow sponge covered with black sugarpaste and a riot of colour in royal icing - it was topped with hand-made sugar rainbow unicorns.  The venue was The Princess of Wales in Primrose Hill.
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Rocky Horror Game of Thrones

To celebrate Naomi's 18th birthday, her mum wanted a cake that incorporated two of her favourite things - The Rocky Horror Show and Game of Thrones.  So when she found this picture online, she knew it was perfect to use as an edible image.  The sides of the cake were wrapped with edible black Cake Lace.
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Bookworm Game Cake

 A cake for a 70 years young lady whose favourite game is Bookworm - played on an iPad!  It may "only" be an edible image, but it took over two and a half hours editing on two different software packages to make sure the birthday message was spelled out and looked spot on!  We used a little 'artistic licence' because on the actual game you can only spell out one word at a time....  but we chose three! ;o)  The sides of the cake were individually cut book ends.
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Wimbledon Tennis Cupcakes

 

Pictured here is just part of the corproate order for 200 themed cupcakes for a tennis-themed event at a visual effects company in London.
The cupcake toppers were a mixture of hand-modelled fondant strawberries, 2D tennis balls and Wimbledon images.
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

6 tier - Wedding Cake 'Amrit'

 
 On 28th June I delivered the largest wedding cake I've ever made to the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.  It was a 6 tier cake (although the bottom tier was a dummy tier - I simply don't have facilities to bake a 16" cake!)
The cakes were lemon sponge with lemon curd buttercream and coconut & lime with lime curd buttercream.  Once covered with sugarpaste, they were then highly pearlised before being decorated with royal icing stencil work.  The cake almost appeared to be floating, as it was displayed on a clear acrylic table and finally it finished with flowers - both from the very talented Floco Flower Co.
I don't usually post photos of myself, but I thought it would give some scale to the picture; I'm 5'4 tall, so not exactly a shortie!!
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Sunday, June 21, 2015

1st Birthday Cake with Ruffles

A gorgeous, girly 1st birthday cake, with ombré ruffles, monogram, number 1 and blossoms for Amelia's 1st birthday.  I hope everyone enjoyed her special day.
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Monday, June 08, 2015

Bar Mitzvah Cake

This was one of the rare occasions where I was actually at the party that I'd made the cake for... and it was a fabulous weekend!
Blue cake with silver stars to match the colour and decorations, with a Torah scroll topper.
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Friday, June 05, 2015

Soccer Football Cupcakes

A selection of the 48 football cupcakes and football topper for the cupcake display!
Each topper was hand-made and comprised of a sugarpaste dome which once set was then decorated with 6 'ikkle pentagons and 7.5 'ikkle hexagons.  THEY. TOOK. FOREVER! LOL!!
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