Monday, July 20, 2015

Rainbow Sponge

This rainbow sponge was actually made for my boys (the perks of having a cake-maker for a mum!) just from the off-cuts from this weekend's wedding cake (when I took a thin layer from the top of each sponge to level it) which I sandwiched together with some buttercream.
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Wedding Cake 'Chris'


 
I probably had far too much fun decorating Chris & Carl's colourful wedding cake!  Rainbow sponge covered with black sugarpaste and a riot of colour in royal icing - it was topped with hand-made sugar rainbow unicorns.  The venue was The Princess of Wales in Primrose Hill.
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Rocky Horror Game of Thrones

To celebrate Naomi's 18th birthday, her mum wanted a cake that incorporated two of her favourite things - The Rocky Horror Show and Game of Thrones.  So when she found this picture online, she knew it was perfect to use as an edible image.  The sides of the cake were wrapped with edible black Cake Lace.
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Bookworm Game Cake

 A cake for a 70 years young lady whose favourite game is Bookworm - played on an iPad!  It may "only" be an edible image, but it took over two and a half hours editing on two different software packages to make sure the birthday message was spelled out and looked spot on!  We used a little 'artistic licence' because on the actual game you can only spell out one word at a time....  but we chose three! ;o)  The sides of the cake were individually cut book ends.
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Wimbledon Tennis Cupcakes

 

Pictured here is just part of the corproate order for 200 themed cupcakes for a tennis-themed event at a visual effects company in London.
The cupcake toppers were a mixture of hand-modelled fondant strawberries, 2D tennis balls and Wimbledon images.
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

6 tier - Wedding Cake 'Amrit'

 
 On 28th June I delivered the largest wedding cake I've ever made to the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.  It was a 6 tier cake (although the bottom tier was a dummy tier - I simply don't have facilities to bake a 16" cake!)
The cakes were lemon sponge with lemon curd buttercream and coconut & lime with lime curd buttercream.  Once covered with sugarpaste, they were then highly pearlised before being decorated with royal icing stencil work.  The cake almost appeared to be floating, as it was displayed on a clear acrylic table and finally it finished with flowers - both from the very talented Floco Flower Co.
I don't usually post photos of myself, but I thought it would give some scale to the picture; I'm 5'4 tall, so not exactly a shortie!!
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Sunday, June 21, 2015

1st Birthday Cake with Ruffles

A gorgeous, girly 1st birthday cake, with ombré ruffles, monogram, number 1 and blossoms for Amelia's 1st birthday.  I hope everyone enjoyed her special day.
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Monday, June 08, 2015

Bar Mitzvah Cake

This was one of the rare occasions where I was actually at the party that I'd made the cake for... and it was a fabulous weekend!
Blue cake with silver stars to match the colour and decorations, with a Torah scroll topper.
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Friday, June 05, 2015

Soccer Football Cupcakes

A selection of the 48 football cupcakes and football topper for the cupcake display!
Each topper was hand-made and comprised of a sugarpaste dome which once set was then decorated with 6 'ikkle pentagons and 7.5 'ikkle hexagons.  THEY. TOOK. FOREVER! LOL!!
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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Fondant Fancy Wedding Cake

 with kind permission of the bride & groom

Giant Fondant Fancy Wedding Cake
I think this is my first 'novelty' wedding cake, but the soft colours (softer than the flash makes it look in this photo) and the (edible!) white cases around each cake still give it an elegance befitting a wedding! My warmest congratulations to Louise and Nino who were married today at Blake Hall, Essex.
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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Christening Cake

Christening Cake with Booties and Baby Footprints
I can't believe it's been 4 years since I made Alicia & Jamie's wedding cake and now I've had the pleasure to make their son's Christening Cake.
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Hen Night Cupcakes

Hen Night Cupcakes
Baileys sponge cupcakes filled with Baileys buttercream and decorated wih hand-made edible toppers - L plates; bride-to-be banner; mini wedding cake; ball & chain; wedding rings; handcuffs.
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Gender Reveal Cake

Baby Shower / Gender Reveal Cake
I was so excited to be asked to do my first gender reveal cake... the mum-to-be is going to tell her friends and family the sex her her baby at her baby shower party today. Do you think the sponge inside is pink or blue? ;o)

And updated to say here's a picture of the sponge inside... 

Apologies if the texture of the sponge looks a little strange... I took some of the off-cuts, stacked with buttercream and then froze so that I could get a nice, clean cut to show you... It hadn't quite fully defrosted. ;o)

 

I received such a lovely email from the customer:

Hi Suzanne,

A big, big thanks to you.  The cake was so perfect I can't explain.  You made it exactly as I pictured - I was so impressed.  Compliments all round.  I passed your details over to many friends.
Many thanks.

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Wedding Cake 'Ruby'


 Wedding Cake 'Ruby'
Congratulations to Ruby & Kash who celebrated their wedding this week.  They chose a 3 tier cake in duck egg blue, blocked with fresh roses.
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1st Birthday


Charlie's first birthday cake was a riot of colour - and was accompanied by a dozen matching cupcakes (half of which had a buttercream swirl under the toper and half had a decadent chocolate ganache buttercream swirl)
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Communion Cake & Cupcakes


A 2 tier communion cake with cross and rosary for 3 children, together with two dozen cupcakes with matching silver crosses.
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