I hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Years. I know it feels like such a long time ago, but I hope you’re feeling well rested. The cake I am going to share with you this week was made for a birthday last month, but as it was done so close to Christmas that I just hadn’t gotten round to blogging it yet.
It was for a lady turning 25. The brief was simply – CHOCOLATE, and lots of it. Continue reading →
These cupcakes were made for a 21st birthday celebration. The birthday girl already had some large cakes for her party but wanted some cupcakes for the dessert table to offer as an alternative. I decorated some of the cupcakes with a ’21′ made out of fondant and added some sugar pearls to jazz (I like that word) them up a bit.
The flavours were chocolate cupcakes with white chocolate buttercream frosting:
Last week Tues I turned the big 25!! *queue the half way to 50 jokes* …I really wanted to write something deep & meaningful about passing this milestone in my life….BUT I’m drawing a blank lol. So I’ll just say, that I’ve had a fabulous birthday & that I’m very grateful to the friends & family that celebrated with me last Tues & over the weekend. I had such an amazing time! Continue reading →
Last weekend, London town had some faboulous weather, and so for my dad and sister’s joint birthday party, we had a family BBQ. Naturally, I was in charge of bringing the cakes. My sister had already decided months ago that she wanted her cake to look like a musical note, so I had a chance to be organised and take my time doing this cake. Continue reading →
Another Giant Cupcake, this time for a friend of mine. She wanted a cake for her husband’s Nameday.
A Nameday, is very similar to a birthday, insofar as it involves gifts and cake. The main difference being that, instead of celebrating the day you were born, you celebrate……you guessed it – your name! It is a really popular tradition in Poland (and a few other countries I’m told). My question is, why do we not have it here in the UK???
This giant cupcake is a red velvet cake with vanilla buttercream frosting. The idea, was to make it look like an actual oversized cupcake – hence the giant buttercream swirl and the sprinkles. I am really pleased with how it turned out and so glad that they both loved it too.
I don’t know why I’ve said we, as it’s just me that makes the cakes!
I’ve been wanting to offer these for some time now, so I’m excited that I’m finally able to, as I’ve had quite a few requests for them. Giant cupcakes are so versatile; you can have so many different colours/designs that they really are perfect for any occasion. Continue reading →
This is the second and final cake for this week. It was made for my cousin’s girlfriend who celebrated her birthday yesterday.
It’s another Rich Fruit Cake with a white and green theme (as green is her favourite colour). My cousin wanted something simple and feminine, so I decided to decorate the cake with some white roses and gypsophila.
I won’t get a chance to speak to her before I do this post, so I hope that she loves the cake!
The cake I am going to share with you this week was for a gentleman celebrating his 24th birthday. His girlfriend is actually the lady who placed the order. Her only request was that his company logo was displayed somewhere on the cake.
It is a victoria sponge cake filled with raspberry jam and vanilla buttercream. I made edible print outs of his company logo and attached these to the top and sides of the cake.
Then I piped a yellow border around the logos, which, when it came to piping on the sides of the cake was actually really difficult to do.
Gravity seems to want the piped icing to fall on the floor instead of the side of the cake. So, if any of you kind people would like to treat me to one of these babies below, it will make my life a lot easier and make me a very happy bunny.
No one? I suppose it’ll have to be a late christmas present to myself then!