Thursday, 10 January 2013
Sam's mum came back for a third year for his birthday cake and she was glad she did. When I got to the party his first words were "have you done my cake, have you done my cake? What are you holding is that my cake, is it my cake"!
Tuesday, 1 January 2013
Sadly, I'm a moron and didn't charge my camera up so only got these photo's, but think they give you an idea. Loved doing this one, they told me the colour scheme and trusted me to do whatever I fancied, which was lovely! Went with a mix of lemon & vanilla cupcakes (the lemon filled with lemon curd) and then the top cake was a bit of a secret and was made up of 7 different coloured layers, so that when they cut into it - a rainbow!!!!! Sadly no pic but there's one on here that I did for a neighbour that will give you the idea. A wonderful day with wonderful friends and some lovely cake too xx
A lovely Peppa Pig scene made for my niece. Was more tricky than I thought and think Peppa looked like she'd had a night on the tiles, but Daisy was happy enough with it and gobbled up her head first....(maybe that was a sign that she wasn't happy with it??)
Afternoon tea delights that I made for someone to throw a surprise Wedding Shower. There were 3 types of filled scones, maple & walnut, lemon & sultana & plain, a lemon drizzle cake, a coffee cake, a chocolate orange fudge cake & a classic Victoria sponge, mmmm, making me hungry.....
I made these to sell at a charity football day but sadly it rained so much I didn't take any photo's outside of the house! Luckily (because I think most people liked the thought of getting home, drying off and getting warm with a brew!) they all sold!
A special request from one of my favourite cake people, I'm calling this a Giant Raffa Cake! It's a 4 layered chocolate cake filled with chocolate orange buttercream & ganache, then topped with a giant orange jelly disc, covered with more chocolate and then finished with mini Jaffa Cakes, yum!
The neighbours' daughter asked me to make a vanilla cake as a surprise for her mum's birthday. So I went a little crazy with it and did this! Luckily it turned out great and I did the same for a wedding cake a month later, think they liked the surprise too!
Ralph was never gonna give baking a whirl so luckily I've got 2 others willing to give it a try for my birthday, a superb first effort from the pair, followed a recipe and only got Ralph involved with oven duties. It even tasted good!
A Rapunzel cake made for a 6 year old princess :-) With a tower made from Rice Crispy treats (didn't want it so heavy that it sank!) I was going to attempt to plait her hair but plaiting icing is not the easiest task.....
Tuesday, 3 July 2012
I LOVE this one and am not ashamed to admit it! I'd admired these from a distance before and was then asked to make one myself. It was such fun, once I'd worked out how to make it look intentionally wonky and not just like I'd had a disaster. Really enjoyed doing all the finishing touches and loved it even more once I'd successfully delivered it to the venue!!
Keeping it local with this one. A vanilla & jam Luton shirt. Photo courtesy of Ralph taken with the addition of his Grandad's original hat from the last time Luton got to Wembley, or something like that. I just do cake, not sporting trivia.
A massive 50! One 3-layer lemon madeira with homemade lemon curd & lemon buttercream & one fruit cake. The decoration was to be kept simple, just with a hint of gold. Complemented by 50 cupcakes, chocolate, lemon meringue & coconut & raspberry.
Just a little coffee battenburg I've been wanting to try since last years Great British Bake Off, it was delicious and not even that tricky! It didn't last long, cheers Mary Berry! (for the recipe, not for eating it!)
A gorgeous cupcake tower complete with simple iced fruit top cake. The colours & design were chosen by the couple and then I baked, baked, baked. It looked very pretty once it was set up in the venue and apparently they all got eaten which is always a relief to hear!