Friday, 24 June 2011

Moo Cake

My new (and lovely) regular client Kym wanted to surprise her friend Susie with a birthday cake.  Susie is dairy, gluten and yeast intolerant (feel a bit sorry for her!) but I tested out my delectable chocolate mud recipe with dairy and gluten free ingredients and do you know what?  It is (almost) as yummy!

Susie is a big fan of Caroline Shotton's work so we decided to recreate part of her Marilyn Moonroe painting.  

Here's the painting:

And here's my painting!

I was really pleased with the painting but had a devil of a time with the dairy-free buttercream!

See you next time...

Monday, 20 June 2011

Lavender and buttermilk cake

This cake was commissioned for a golden wedding anniversary celebration - how wonderful to be married for 50 years!

The bottom tier was fruit with a sponge top tier then covered in buttermilk coloured icing with sprigs of sugar lavender decorating the sides...(the lavender took many many hours to make!)

See you soon!

Friday, 17 June 2011

Rainbow Cake

I must confess I've wanted to make a rainbow cake for quite a while now so I was chuffed when Liz contacted me about making one for her sister's 30th birthday!  The covered cake is plain and unassuming...

...but the uncovered cake is a blaze of colour and makes me smile!

I hope the colours make you smile too!

Monday, 13 June 2011

Disney Cupcakes

I don't generally accept cupcake only order but these were tied in with my giant Rolo order from last week... one of the gifts of the lucky 18 year old was a trip to Eurodisney with five of her friends and her stepmum had arranged t-shirts and hot pants with a different Disney character on each and wanted to also give them an individual cupcake for their 5am start on the Saturday morning!

Chocolate mud cupcakes with vanilla buttercream and edible prints on top - surrounded with that fabulous edible glitter of course!

There was Cinderella

Fairy godmother
(but a young version not the homely one you normally see!)




and Tinkerbell!

Hope you had a good weekend Harriet!


Monday, 6 June 2011

Spotty 1st Birthday Cake

A simple but colourful cake for a 1st birthday celebration!  Celtic green with white spots, a number 1 and blocks indented with initials.

This was the green icing I was struggling to achieve earlier in the week - I got there in the end but used so much colouring that I advised my client to just give the birthday boy cake in case the colours made him hyper!

Friday, 3 June 2011

Rolo Cake!

For those of you who follow me on Twitter and Facebook who doubted my rolo research yesterday - it actually was research! 

This was a last minute cake for an 18th birthday.  The recipient is nicknamed Rolo so her stepmum requested a giant rolo to celebrate the big day!

I was a bit disappointed with the covering of the cake as I didn't have time to leave it to dry before assembling but, as you can see from the photo below, rolos aren't perfect either!

Have a great weekend!