Friday, May 26, 2017

Thank you cupcakes

Last week was my elder son's last day at school - only returning to sit his A Level exams.  I made these thank you cupcakes for him to take in - 3 subjects; 2 teachers per subject; plus one for his head of year and one for the head teacher.  Rosettes for the Government & Politics teachers; calculators for the Maths teachers; USB sticks for the Computer Science teachers; and a mortar board for the head teacher.  Lemon cupcakes with lemon curd buttercream and chocolate cupcakes with chocolate caramel flavour buttercream.

I also made these cupcakes for a very special member of staff.  Louise has been with my son throughout his entire education. At primary school, she was the LSA for a boy in his class, from nursery right up until he left. And then, when Matthew left primary school to go to the shiny brand new secondary school (because his was the first year it opened...!) Louise also left to take up the role of Student Manager (I think that was her title!) at his new school! So think - she's known my son only 3 years less than I have! LOL!! Louise is a very special lady and I'm probably more grateful to her that she realises.  I've asked, but apparently she isn't looking for a new role in a university somewhere... 

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Monday, May 15, 2017

First Holy Communion Cake

Quilled cross communion cake
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Silver bling cake!

Do not adjust your screen! Yes, this cake is ENTIRELY silver.  When too much bling is not enough, this is pretty much the perfect cake!  I hope Eloise had a fabulous 21st birthday party, celebrating with friends.
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One of the rare occasions when decorating the cake board takes a lot, lot longer than the cake that's going on it!  But I had to ensure there were 13 stripes - 7 red and 6 white.  And there are 50 stars in the blue square.  Apparently, the birthday boy hasn't been the USA and so his present from his wife was this cake, two tickets and some US$ spending money!  What a wonderful way to celebrate a milestone birthday.
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Map Cake

My friend asked for a cake for her very well travelled mum's 80th birthday.  She wanted to include a world map, and a model of her mum (in white trousers and a long purple cardi) pulling a suitcase on wheels!  The edible image flags around the side of the cake depict some of the countries she's been to.
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50th Birthday Drip Cake

Happy 50th Birthday to Lynn who celebrated with a birthday meal out with friends. Chocolate sponge with vanilla buttercream, covered with whipped milk-chocolate ganache and dark-chocolate ganache drips... topped with Maltesers. How do you make a decadent chocolate cake EVEN MORE decadent? By having gold Maltesers! And why not?!
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Silhouette Wedding Cake

Congratulations to Samantha & David who were married at Gayes Park back in April.  
Samantha chose this pretty hand-painted silhouette wedding cake with yellow blossoms in shades of yellow and gold.
Many thanks to Abbey Weddings for the photographs. 
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