Saturday, January 23, 2016

Happy 10th birthday to a young man who loves maths!  All the 'sums' on the top tier equal 10...  My son, who is doing A Level maths, wanted to get a bit clever with the equations, but I told him I'd keep to simple maths that I can understand!!  Two tiers of chocolate sponge filled with chocolate buttercream, then covered with chocolate ganache before being covered and decorated with sugarpaste.  All decorations hand-cut and hand-piped.
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Sunday, January 03, 2016

First of 2016 - cupcakes

The first order for 2016 was for 3 dozen cupcakes with Lego Ninjago, Batman and Hulk edible image toppers.  
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Cake Catch-up!

Oh crikey!  I'm somewhat behind in uploading cake pics...  My bad!

Firstly, from the end of November is this football shirt cake, which Louise ordered for her dad's 65th birthday.  It was lovely to see Louise again - I last saw her when I made her giant fondant fancy wedding cake much earlier in the year.  I think this is the first time I've done a 'novelty' cake that isn't a sponge - this was a rich fruit cake.

The second week in December saw me make this cute Pokemon cake for Jaylen's 8th birthday.  The characters were all hand-made and edible, although Jaylen's mum told me that she doubted he'd want to eat them and will keep them, along with the Pokeball!

Then, we were onto Christmas!!!  I just LOVED making these cookies.  The snowflake and penguin designs were originally by SweetAmbs.  I love her site and her video tutorials are fantastic!

The snowflakes were gingerbread....

And these mini snowflakes had ribbon through them, so they could be hung on the Christmas tree.

I call these 'Penguins on Parade'...  they're a delicious spiced orange cookie.

And like the penguins, these gingerbread men were also wrapped up in scarves!

Finally,  spiced orange Christmas trees.  All the cookies were decorated with royal icing.

And a final group shot! ;o)

They were all the cookies, but my very last order of 2015 was a lovely cupcake selection.  I am particularly fond of the knitted texture of the jumpers and on the snowmen's hats!

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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Halloween Cupcakes

Gruesome Halloween Cupcakes!  Or, as I like to say - A gross of gross Halloween cupcakes (well, just over a gross...  150, to be exact!  But why let facts get in the way of a good pun, eh?)  'Gruesome hospital' was the theme of the halloween party and so they wanted various dismembered body parts!  All completely edible, apart from the pipettes/vials of 'blood' (raspberry sauce!)
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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Football Bar Mitzvah Cake

Warmest congratulations to Marc and all his family on the occasion of his Bar Mitzvah.
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Pony Unicorn Cake with Rainbow

I can't believe it's been 3 years since I made Tara's 1st birthday cake (see here).  However, 4 she is - and according to her mum, Tara knew just the sort of cake she wanted.  She sent me a picture on which they wanted to base the cake, but we made it into a 2 tier cake and did a pony/unicorn using an edible image on edible gumpaste.  I hope Tara had a fabulous party with all her nursery friends!
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Disco Karaoke Cupcakes

Sophie was celebrating her 7th birthday with a karaoke disco.  Here is a selection of the 3 dozen cupcakes along the with cake to top the cupcake tower.
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Friday, October 02, 2015

Wedding Cake 'Maria-Lena' - Museum

Wow!  What a truly spectacular venue for a wedding reception!  It's unbelievable how the great hall of The Natural History Museum (complete with Dippy the Diplodocus!) was transformed into a magical wedding reception venue.  'Starlight' back drops, gold dance floor in front of the grand staircase (each step lined with several tea-lights), the most incredible table centre-pieces by Floco Flower Company, lighting..  just wow!  Congratulations to Maria-Lena and Bharan! (And yes, this is the same couple who had a smaller reception the week before).  They chose this gorgeous, opulent 6 tier buttercream cake - entirely sprayed with edible gold lustre, with rustic finish and decorated with flowers.  Alternate tiers of Victoria sponge and red velvet cake.
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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Bar Mitzvah Cake

Congratulations to Ethan and his family on the occasion of his Bar Mitzvah.  His favourite tv programme was the theme for his party!
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Wedding Cake 'Maria-Lena'

 Warmest congratulations to Maria-Lena and Bharan who celebrated their wedding today at the stunning, historical Hatfield House. 6 tier wedding cake with alternating tiers of Victoria sponge and red velvet cake.
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Wedding Cake 'Katie'

 My warmest congratulations to Katie & Michael, who celebrated their wedding at The Langham Hotel, London. Katie knew exactly what she wanted for her wedding cake - pastel polka dots to the top and bottom tiers and white polkda dots on the middle tier. The cake was finished with 'fantasy flowers'. Katie provided a bespoke - and very realistic - topper. Also on the cake - but not photographed - were two little fabric mice which had actually been been on her parents' wedding cake! What a lovely sentimental addition for such a special day!

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New Baby Duck Cookies

Royal iced vanilla butter biscuits to welcome a new baby boy!
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Saturday, September 05, 2015

Wedding Cake 'Iram'

Wedding Cake 'Iram'.
Congratulations to the happy couple who celebrated their wedding yesterday at The Lakeside Suite, Fairlop Waters. Roses in pretty shades of purple and lilac, delicate detailing to the top and bottom tiers and the middle tier with a satin ribbon & bow, finished with a beautiful diamanté brooch.
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