Saturday, 18 December 2010

Cute cake and 40s retro stand

This little cake is just too cute (even if I do say so myself!).  I made it for an event I did with my neighbour Beth. 

P.S. It was displayed on this little vintage 1940s cake stand

Saturday, 11 December 2010

I'm a guest blogger!

I was invited to write a post for the Groupon Birmingham blog.  They asked for some Christmas cake here to see what I wrote! 

Friday, 10 December 2010

Giraffe Cake

What do you think of this giraffe cake?!  I'm really pleased with how it worked out (although one of the giraffes lost a leg in transit!)

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Peony 90th Birthday Cake

Hi all, sorry it's been while... This cake was for a lady who is going to celebrate her 90th birthday on Sunday!  Her granddaugther, Lucy, contacted me to make the birthday cake.  The brief was fruit cake, royal icing and a simple design. 

Lucy sent through the birthday party invitation and we decided to incorporate the purple-y colour and the list of relationships (I guess by the time you reach 90 you're related to lots of people!) 
And we agreed on this design:
And this is the final cake (I was actually quite pleased with how the royal icing turned out.  I don't make many royal iced cakes so I've had less practice and Lucy wanted to collect the cake a day early due to the adverse weather conditions in the UK at the moment so I couldn't do as many coats as I would have liked but I think it still looked okay!)

I am in love with the peony!  I have wanted to make a peony for ages but have never had the time so I was thrilled to make one today!  I used The Cakerator's Peony tutorial (which is fantastic - thank you!) and I think it worked really well...I  feel there will be more peonies to come!

Thanks for reading and speak soon!

Monday, 22 November 2010

Back of the cake

You know the way you normally try make each view of the cake perfect so that it looks good whichever angle it is viewed from?  Well, as the Fluid Design cake was for a photoshoot, would only be viewed from one angle and had such a complicated background I had no choice but to leave the back of the cake looking a right mess!

These are some snaps of the cake when I delivered it.  Look at all the dowels and messy royal icing blobs!  The shame...

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Fluid Design Cake

This cake was commissioned by Fluid Designs - a design company based in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham.  It is their 15th birthday and they wanted to celebrate with a cake based on their company logo which they would photograph and use for the coming year's publicity.

Their logo looks like this:

Their cake looked like this:


And this is the image from their photoshoot:


Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Mutual appreciation

I was really touched by this lovely blog post that Giovanna's Cakes wrote about me today.

Sometimes I feel a little lost and have doubts about my work so it's lovely to hear such supportive words... 

Thank you Giovanna, I think you're fantastic too!

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Style in the Second City Event

On Friday November 26th I will be participating in the Style in the Second City event at Edgbaston Priory Tennis Club.  The event has been organised by my lovely neighbour Beth of Beth Goodrham Personal Stylist fame (remember I blogged about her earlier this year?) and during the evening she will use clothes, sourced from the High Street and designer stores, to dress models of all ages and sizes to showcase the trends for the season.  She will talk the audience through the outfits and accessories, advise individuals on alternatives to suit their body shapes, answer questions and offer clothes and accessories to buy.

I will have a stand and be displaying my wares at the event, exciting eh?  I will also be providing some sweet treats for the guests to enjoy with their glass of fizz so definitely worth coming just for that I'd say!

There are still some tickets available so if you would like to attend email or call Beth on 07966 381361 

Friday, 29 October 2010

Golf Cake

This design (based on a cake by Heather's Cake) was requested by my client for her father's 70th birthday celebrations at Edgbaston Golf Club.

All fruit cake with the bottom tier decorated with an argyle pattern (which took hours to complete!) and the top tier decorated with a nod towards a golf course and finished with a large 70 and a sugar model of the birthday golfer.

The family are from Ireland hence the Irish flags.


Monday, 25 October 2010