Sunday, August 12, 2018

Wedding Cake 'Joanne'


 Jo chose this 4 tier cake with sparkly sanding sugar, diamanté trim and gorgeous diamanté and pearl embellishments, all topped with bejewelled hand-made sugar roses.  All set up for the bride and groom at Orsett Hall Hotel.
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Wedding Cake 'Isobel'

My very warmest congratulations to Isobel and Jack who were married last weekend. They chose this 4 tier square textured buttercream cake, decorated with fresh flowers by Lilies of Wanstead. All set up at St Ermin's Hotel, Westminster.
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Wedding Cake 'Brenda'

 It was an absolute delight to meet Brenda & Kalu and I send my very warmest congratulations.  They were married at The Prince Regent Hotel, Chigwell. They chose this 4 tier cake with textured royal icing finish, decorated with bejewelled silk flowers.
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Wedding Cake 'Shanise'



 My very warmest congratulations to Shanise & Aaron who were married at the end of July. They chose a 5 tier wedding cake decorated with alternate layers of edible cake lace and ‘drop lines’ which were hand painted in silver and embellished with with hand-piped royal icing and silver dragees. I used to live, literally, a two minute walk from their reception venue but it’s the first time I’ve been since it became The Platinum Lounge and I was blown away!! 
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Graduation Cake

Huge congratulations to Zahrah who has qualified as a dentist.  Cake ordered by her incredibly proud mum!  
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Wedding Cake 'Sofia'

Congratulations to Sofia & Samie who celebrated their wedding in July. They chose a 3 tier cake with chocolate, vanilla and lemon sponges, decorated with sparkly sanding sugar and a cascade of hand-made pinky-peach sugar roses and peony buds Their venue is almost on my doorstep, and yet this is the first time I've been... and the first time I've seen an indoor water feature! 😃😍
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Wedding Cake Rashida

A slightly belated post, as Rashida's wedding was on the 30th June...  
Rashida wanted to use some of her cake stands to display her wedding cake... now, I know what you're thinking, but she actually came to see me about her wedding cake about 3 or 4 weeks BEFORE Harry & Meghan's wedding... so who's copying who, eh? Here, her three cakes (10" chocolate-orange cake; double height 7" lemon cake; 6" cherry bakewell) are set up and dressed with 'baby's breath' and fresh roses at the beautiful Eastbury Manor House - a beautiful Elizabethan house, now run by The National Trust. I don't often get to see my clients when I set up their wedding cakes, but I was lucky enough to see Rashida and she looked exquisite! I'm so delighted the sun was shining down on your special day and I wish them both every happiness.
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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Wedding Cake 'Avni'


I know there are a lot of photos, but how could I choose between them?  I love them all!  So, before I tell you about the cake, let me thank Apresh Chavda of www.apreshchavda.com for kindly sending me the photos and allowing me to use them.
My very warmest congratulations to Avni & Rishi who were married this weekend at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London.  They chose a 4 tier cake topped with a hand-made sugar peacock, and the talented Becki from Floco dressed the cake with flowers to form the peacock's tail.
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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Cake and Cupcakes

6" vanilla sponge with 2 dozen chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream swirls, topped with matching hand-decorated toppers.
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Naked Cake


Lemon & Elderflower naked cake, with fresh berries & roses, for Auntie Celia's 89th birthday.
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Wedding Cake

Congratulations to Vicky & Steve who were married at Blake Hall.  Their wedding had a 'tree of life' theme and so when they saw my cake with hand-painted tree and bride & groom silhouettes, they decided it was perfect for them!  With hearts in shades of burgundy, it complemented their colour scheme.
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Wedding Cake Kiran


































Very warmest congratulations to Kiran & Amaan who were married at The Landmark London last week.  They chose this stunning 5 tier cake, which as it was blocked between each tier with beautiful flowers, was the height of a 10 tier cake!
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Wedding Cake Chloe

Congratulations to Chloe & Tommee who celebrated their wedding at Hedingham Castle.  They chose this pretty 4 tier cake (original design by Cotton & Crumbs) with white appliqué wrap and dusky pink roses.
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Monday, April 23, 2018

Nightmare Before Christmas

Congratulations to Ernest & Georgia who were married this weekend.  They didn't want a fully themed cake, but they did want a nod to their favourite film - The Nightmare Before Christmas.  So we kept to a black, white and silver palette and just introduced the famous hill and they had toppers that they'd purchased online (these aren't their toppers - I added these to give the cake 'context').
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Drip Cake

With the randomness of the drips and placement of chocolates, I love how no two drip cakes are ever the same!  Mikisha's mum ordered her this champagne & strawberry drip which was covered with white chocolte ganache with a milk chocolate drip.  She had already purchased the topper herself.
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Sunday, April 08, 2018

One party, two cakes...

The customer ordered a two tier rich fruit cake for her girlfriend - Rachel's - 50th birthday, topped with an edible gold tiara and decorated with an embossed diamond pattern around the side of the cakes and gold dragees and gold pearl details.
 Also ordered was a double height rich fruit cake for Rachel's mum, who was celebrating her 70th birthday.  Black and white bands, gold framed plaque and sugar peony really do make this a striking cake.
Both cakes inspired by photos the cutomer found on the internet - sorry I don't know who to credit for the original designs.
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Buttercream Cake

Louise asked for a simple buttercream covered cake for her son's 21st birthday.  I added just a few sugarpaste decorations.  I hope they all enjoyed his special day.
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Friday, March 23, 2018

Wedding Cake

Warmest congratulations to Yuhan & Ammar who were married today.  Yuhan chose simple elegance with this two tier wedding cake, finished with diamanté centred, hand-made white sugar roses, black ribbon and a tasteful touch of sparkle!
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16th Birthday Drip Cake

They're growing up too quickly!! I've know Taylor since she was at nursery school with my younger son... so 13 years! I can't believe she's 16 now (well, I can... my son is also 16... but, you know...!) Her mum asked for a 'drip cake' in pink with dark chocolate drips. I topped with with a 16 made from cookies, covered in 100s & 1000s, and lots of other goodies, including gold Maltesers, mini Party Rings, dolly mixtures, sugar roses, jelly beans, home made 'jazzies' - and there was a royal iced cookie on the front! The cake itself was chocolte sponge with raspberry buttercream!  Happy birthday, lovely Taylor! 
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Bowling Ball Cupcakes

Bowling Ball Cupcakes
Chocolate sponge with vanilla buttercream and hand-made sugar bowling pins and balls

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Get Well Soon Cookies

Get well soon cookies.  Vanilla butter cookies with royal icing decoration.
I'm afraid I don't know who to credit with the original design, as I was sent a picture by the customer.
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Cheese Board Cake


Back in January, it was my husband's 50th birthday.  We celebrated with a lovely meal with friends.  Mr Pat-a-Cake said he didn't want a cake - didn't want me to go to any more trouble, seeing as I was already making dinner for 10 people.  But how could I not?  Now, when we go out, he will always choose a cheese board over a dessert.  He LOVES cheese!  So it was an obvious choice for me.  I decorated the cake board to look like a wooden board and then I baked 3 small cakes and decorated them to look like cheese - the Camembert was champagne & strawberry; the Edam was chocolate-orange; and the Swiss cheese was lemon.  I finished it off with some sugar grapes!  What was fun was how we passed the cake around after dinner and people were actually taking a little bit of each - like one would with cheese! 
Happy birthday to my darling husband.  

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Natural History Museum Wedding

Very warmest congratulations to Karolina & Amit who celebrated their wedding on Saturday at The Natural History Museum.  They chose an impressive cupcake tower and with 5 flavours to choose from - vanilla; chocolate-orange; lemon; red velvet; and gingerbread - there was something for everyone.
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80th Birthday Cake

I'm lucky. I have the best mother-in-law in the world.  I really do love her and I know she loves me as if I was her own daughter.  It's her 80th birthday today and yesterday we celebrated at a lovely hotel with family and friends.  I made her this two tier cake - the bottom tier is lemon sponge and the tea pot is a rich fruit cake (her favourite!).  My first attempt at a sugar cup and sauce - which MIL has kept, along with the roses. 
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Pickle Rick


This was my son's 16th birthday cake.  I have two confessions... a) I have NO IDEA who or what Pickle Rick is, but my elder son said that it was THE cake to make for him. b) I'm ashamed that it's not on a proper, covered cake board, with an inscription.  However, in my defence, I was just getting over a chest infection (confirmed non-contagious by my doc!) and a flare-up of asthma... so he very nearly didn't get a cake at all.  My son loved it, however, and that's all that mattered!
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50th birthday drip cake for a gentleman who loves sweeties and lollipops!
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Graduation Cake

Ordered by a very proud mum to celebrate her son's graduation from the prestigious St Andrew's University - having received a Masters in Human Computer Interaction (I'm not even going to pretend I understand...!  But I'm suitably impressed!)  Many congratulations to Josh!

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