Saturday, January 21, 2017

Bunsen Burner / Science theme cake

Small world or what, eh? :D I had an enquiry for a cake - the customer had found my details on Google. She wanted a cake for her husband's 30th birthday... and as he is a science teacher, she wanted it themed to reflect that. So we discussed various options etc... then I had a thought... and asked her "Does your husband teach at 'X' school?" And she confirmed her does. HE'S MY SON'S BIOLOGY TEACHER!!! LOL! I do love a nice coincidence!! Big thumbs up to my son for keeping it secret - my boys are well trained and have previously kept cake secrets from friends and family, so no need to worry on that count! So happy birthdy 'Sir'. Edible bunsen burner, beaker, test tube and a couple of text books, with a periodic table-inspired inscription (and for those scientifically-inclined, yes, artistic licence was used for the J!)
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Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Social Media Bar Mitzvah Cake

And so the final cake of 2016 was this social media themed Bar Mitzvah cake, for a party on New Year's Eve at the Hallmark Prince Regent Hotel in Chigwell.
Mazeltov to Alex and all his family!
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Wedding Cake 'Amanda'


 
This elegant wedding cake was for Mandy & Tim's wedding at Chigwell Hall last month.  4 tiers of cake, with edible cake lace and swathe of fantasy flowers, roses and peony in metalic shades.

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Pink Drip Sweetie Cake

Chocolate orange cake, covered with pink ganache, topped with pink chocolate drips and just lots and lots and lots of goodies, including home-made meringue kisses; Oreo cookies; Party Rings; a doughnut!; white chocolate cigarellos; flying saucers; liquorice allsorts; dolly mixtures; Smarties... plus more! 
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Wedding Cake 'Sima'


At the beinning of December, it started like this:
Customer: Hi.  I know it's a bit short notice, but I need a wedding cake.
Me: OK...  how short? When's your wedding?
Customer: Sunday next week [that was 8 days away...!]
Me: gulp!

So Sima sent me through some cake photos that she wanted to use as inspiration and we created her own bespoke cake design.  If I say so myself, I think her cake was gorgeous and even if we'd had 8 months, this couldn't have looked any better!  It fitted the venue - The Great Room at The Grosvenor House on London's Park Lane - and the room decoration perfectly.  

As you can see from the first photo, I didn't get a great photo, but I had the photo edited to enhance the colour and lighting and the second photo is much better.  But the last picture is a close-up I took at home which shows the true colour and closer detail.  

My warmest congratulations to Sima and Rajan 

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Chocolate Drip Cake


These drip cakes are like buses, LOL!  You wait ages for the opportunity to do one then two come along at once! (well - the same week!)  Chocolate cake covered with white chocolate ganache and decorated with a dark chocolate ganache 'drip'.  The 50th birthday cake was topped with the birthday girl's favourites - Toblerone, Maltesers and Daim.  And the 15th birthday cake (for my son!!) had Maltesers, Crunchie, Curly Wurly, Matchmakers, fudge and marshmallows!
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Bridesmaids Cookies

 I'm more than a little bit in love with these!  I just love how JoĆ«lle presented these cookies to her sisters and friends, asking them to be her bridesmaids.  Hand-cut, royal iced cookies with free-hand piping.  Thank you for the photos! x
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Born to Shop

This 70 years young lady loves to shop and so her daughters knew exactly what sort of cake they wanted for her (in caramel flavour sponge with caramel flavour buttercream!)  Wishing her the happiest of birthdays!
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Dear Zoo

From the moment I received the enquiry about doing this cake, I smiled... it brought back such lovely memories of reading this over and over again when my boys were babies. No edible images used - all the decoration was hand cut / hand drawn and hand-modelled. 
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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Superhero cupcakes

Superhero Cupcakes
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Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Wedding Cake 'Alice'

I love my latest cake. It has enough bling and sparkle to satisfy my inner Essex Girl, but remains elegant, tasteful and classy. Perfect for a winter wedding! I can't take credit for the original design, but despite trying several times, I've been unable to find the original cake maker to credit.
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Wedding Cake 'Matlida'


So many different elements on this cake, but they work so well together... ruffles; gold lustre; hand-piped royal icing; cake lace; pearl lustre. This has to be one of my favourites!
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Stack of Books Wedding Cake




Liz & Jess made history by having the first same-sex wedding at their synagogue and I was thrilled to be asked to make their wedding cake.  Liz is an English teacher (I know Jess is a teacher, too, but I'm not sure in which subject) and they had a beautifully romantic literary themed wedding in a stunning octaganol former library.
The cake flavours they chose were red velvet; lemon; and coffee.
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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Wedding Cake 'Sarah'

Warmest congratulations to Sarah & James who were married at Chigwell Hall.  They chose a 3 tier cake with deep, burgundy red sugar roses and decorated with drop lines and tiny blossoms.
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Presents Bar Mitzvah Cake

Congratulations to Dan on the occasion of his Bar Mitzvah. The colour scheme of his party was royal blue and silver and he wanted a cake that looked like presents, in his colour scheme, with a big burst of stars coming out of the top tier!
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MacMillan Coffee Morning Cookies

Bit late in posting this picture, but at the end of September, my friend Peta was the hostess with the mostess - and held a MacMillan Coffee Morning!  I'm sure that with the houseful of friends, a huge amount was raised for this really wonderful charity.  These were my contribution to the cake table!
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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Vodka bottle

My friend's daughter turned 18 this week and so my friend asked me to make this vodka bottle cake for her.  It's not vodka-flavour, though... it's champagne & strawberry!

Wishing gorgeous Ellie a very happy birthday.

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