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 tips...click 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!