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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Sunday, November 05, 2017

Wedding Cake 'Urmita'


Congratulations to Urmita & Jonathan who were married yesterday.  They chose an elegant 3 tier wedding cake (with red velvet and vanilla sponge cakes) finished with red-blushed sugar roses and butterflies.  Set up, ready for the bride and groom at The Langham, London.
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Wedding Cake 'Lauren'



Last weekend was a beautiful bright autumnal day for Lauren & Adam's wedding at Gaynes Park in Essex.  They chose a 4 tier buttercream-finish cake, with red velvet, chocolate and lemon cakes, wich had fresh flower finishing touches.  The reception looked stunning, with an abundance of hydrangea, roses and blossoms.  I love how the cake seems to be framed by the blossoms and tree-lights in the second picture, taken from the gallery.
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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Wedding Cake 'Karishma'

Congratulations to such a lovely, sweet couple - Karishma & Jo. They had a 4 tier cake - in vanilla, a Ferrero Rocher inspired chocolate-hazelnut, and zesty lemon sponges - decorated with sugar ruffles, diamond embossing with gold dragees, their specially designed monogram and finished with purple hand-made roses and purple ribbon.  All set up, ready for the bride and groom at The Fennes Estate, Essex.
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New Baby Girl Cookies

Royal iced vanilla cookie favours.  The bonus of cookies is that, unlike cakes and cupcakes, they can be posted!
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Spanish Tile Wedding Cake

Debbie & Dan have a love of all things Spanish and wanted their wedding cake to reflect this - and this Spanish tile stencil was just perfect!  Two tiers of vanila sponge with jam & buttercream and one of champagne flavour sponge with strawberry buttercream.  ps; this isn't a front view of the cake... I made sure the front aspect was nicely aligned.
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Friends Cake

A couple of years ago, I had the pleasure of making Annique & Lee's wedding cake.  A couple of times since the, Annique has contacted me to make celebration cakes, but sadly I had been fully booked.  This time, however, I was delighted to be able to make her cake - and for her 30th birthday, no less!  It was the same flavour as her favourite tier from her wedding cake - chocolate-orange.  I hope you had a fabulous day, Annique!
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Saturday, September 09, 2017


My very warmest congratulations to Clare and Derry who were married today at Eastbury Manor House. I have to admit that despite the venue being only 20 minutes from me, I'd never heard of it before. It's a beautiful Elizabethan house, now owned by the National Trust, hidden in plain sight amongst residential roads! I do hope I get to visit again. Clare and Derry chose my 'Maryam' design, but changed the flowers from roses to peonies to match their fresh flowers. I love the bespoke stand they had made to display the cake, which was tiers of red velvet and champagne & strawberry.

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Friday, September 01, 2017

Orchid wedding cake

I love the simple elegance of this wedding cake, with hand-made sugar orchids, for Janine & David's small, intimate wedding reception in a smart Chelsea retaurant.  Many congratulations!

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Pink Marble Ombré Wedding Cake



Warmest congratulations to Sharmini & Gajan who celebrated their wedding at the InterContinental London Park Lane.  Taking inspiration of design features from lots of different cakes that Sharmini liked, we designed this 4 tier cake with ombré pink marble effect (ie starts off light at the top and gradually gets darker on each tier). It was finished with a feature fantasy peony with gold leaves.

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Photo wedding cake

Congratulations to Sophie & Jack who were married at the beautiful Chanels Estate.  Their 3 tier wedding cake is truly personal and unique - with edible photos of the happy couple on each face of the hexagonal cakes.

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Oopsie!

I really have been very bad at updating my blog!  My bad!  I'll try to do better, I promise.  Starting from tomorrow (if I get a decent photo of the cake I'm delivering.  That's the trouble with so many places - beautiful function suite; dreadful lighting!!!)  

Anyway, here are the ones I've omitted to post.

So this pretty pale pink and white cake from about a month ago at the Crowne Plaza in Gerrard's Cross is a version of 'Sana' that I did last year in different colours....



Next up is a small selection of royal iced cookies as part of a 'sweetie table' at a wedding.
 


And then a 'pink pony cake' was the request of of Rachel for her 3rd birthday!



 I can't believe that at the end of July, it was a whole year since I'd made Jay & Harjit's wedding cake and I was delighted that they got in touch to ask me to make an anniversary cake, in the same colour scheme as their wedding cake.



Jasmin & Hardeep's cake was a collaboration with Becki of Floco, who provided all the flowers that went between each of the 5 tiers.  Each section of flowers was as tall as a cake, so in effect, their cake was the equivalent of 10 tiers tall!  Fortunately, Mr Pat-a-Cake was with me and helped in placing the top couple of tiers!
 
 

 I think that pretty much brings us up to date and I can carry on individual posts from here!

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