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!
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...
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.
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!
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.