Monday, March 02, 2015

Planes, Trains & Automobies (and teddies!)

Planes, trains and automobiles... and teddies! Original design by Torturi de Vis. Also delivered with this cake was a 50 portion red velvet cake....
I received a lovely email from the customer today - 
Hi Suzanne,
Just wanted to drop a note and thank you for making an incredible cake for Ashwin. It looked awesome and was super delicious too.
Thanks again.
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Table Tennis Cake

Table tennis cake.
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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Busy week! Cookies and cupakes and cakes....

So, firstly this week, I had an order for some pretty, girly cupcake cookies as party favours.  Taylor's 13th birthday was an afternoon at a London venue and her mum wanted personalised cookie favours to give to her guests.  The colours she asked for were pink and turquoise.  I know from Taylor's mum that they were a big hit!

Next, came a Batman cake.... this was a delicious chocolate sponge with peanut butter buttercream.  I had the loveliest email from the customer  "Just wanted to say a massive thank you for the cake. By far had to be the best birthday cake I have had! I cannot seem to keep myself away from it!  Will most defiantly be ordering with you again!"  It always thrills me when a customer takes the time to let me know how much they've enjoyed a cake.  I hope Riad had a wonderful birthday!

Also this week were 3 dozen cupcakes with star sprinkles which were donated to a children's party which was raising funds for Haven House Children's Hospice.  Over £500 was raised at the event, which I know will be much appreciated.

And finally, 6 dozen cupcakes were delivered to central London for an Oscar's themed event.  All toppers completely edible and hand-made.

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine's Cupcakes

Happy Valentine's Day
This customer always orders a dozen Valentine's cupcakes for her partner, with a couple saying 'Dad' for their daughter to give her daddy!  Vanilla sponge filled with soft vanilla buttercream and topped with sugarpaste discs with hand-made decorations (LOVE, Dad, bunting, bows, love letter envelopes and hearts)
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Friday, February 13, 2015

Mary Poppins Themed Cake

This was ordered by the mum of a friend of mine. Anyone who knows Sharron, knows how she's a real Mary Poppins and the children she looks after adore her! Now, if she could just pop her brolly up, fly over here and tidy up my kitchen, spit spot, with a clap of her hands, that would be marvelous!!! Apart from Mary herself on the cake, there are the birds at St Pauls, kites to fly and sweeps' brooms popping out of chimneys! 9" chocolate sponge covered with marzipan and then covered with sugarpaste. Inscription hand-piped with royal icing. Sorry I don't know who to credit with the original design, but I was given a photo of a cake....
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Sunday, February 08, 2015

Rugby Bar Mitzvah Cake

12"x10" rich fruit cake...  this bad boy weighed over 7kg, just marzipanned - that's before the sugarpaste or cake board or topper!  
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Saturday, January 31, 2015

16th Birthday DIY Graffiti Cake

I had to think whether to post this picture or not. You see, as a cake maker, I feel it's expected that I'll make my children large, extravagant cakes. But sometimes, they don't know what they want; I don't know what to make them; and - to be very honest - time doesn't always allow for such creations!
 Yet, it's my elder son's 16th birthday and he had to have SOMETHING, right?
So I had an idea...  Not big. Not extravagant. But FUN! And that's what birthday cakes should be all about.  I baked then iced the flavour that he said he'd love to try (he does like me to try new flavours out on him!  He asked for chocolate with mint - I ended up making a mint and chocolate marble cake) and after covering with a layer of ganache, I iced it. Now, in an ideal world, this would have been done 24 hours ahead of when I needed it (not an hour and a half!!) so that the icing could set a little bit.
But once his friends arrived for lunch (before they all headed off to football - Come on you O's!!!!!) I called them into another room and asked them to write a message or draw a pic on the cake using edible markers. It wasn't easy as the icing was so soft... but they had such a laugh making it! And Matthew loved reading them all!
I wonder if this could catch on? I could provide an iced cake and three or four edible pens ..... DIY graffiti cake.... Whadyafink?
Anyway, here is Matthew's 16th birthday cake.

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Leopard Print & Shoes

Leopard Print Cake with hand-made sugar shoe, plus cupcakes with individual mini sugar shoes, also hand-made!
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Friday, January 16, 2015

Train Cupcakes

Colourful train cupcakes (and some track for them to run on, of course!) for a little boy's 2nd birthday.  Caramel flavour sponge with caramel flavour buttercream swirl - topped with hand-cut train toppers.
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