My lovely friend Tony (who has had a few ‘commissioned’ cakes from me in the past) was remembered again on his birthday this year with a simple but hopefully tastey chocolate cherry mix.
I’ve bought a new nozzle – can you tell – it’s gorgeous and makes these big rose swirls which are so luxurious and don’t require any flooding first. Ha ha! I do like flooding but it does use up so much more buttercream.
Also I have a new worktop. At last.
I can’t believe it’s such a long time since I did any posting! Millie’s birthday seems like such a long time ago. Millie decided she would have a Cowgirls and Cowboys theme this year (I can’t tell you what a mad dash it was to get straw bales in time!) which I thought was a great theme.
Of course it was all inspired by the latest Pixar animation, Toy Story 3 which we had already seen and Millie’s fondness for Jessie continues. So, a Jessie cake was made. Happy Birthday Millie.
This is the lovely Sian and James who came to see us a couple of of months ago for lunch. Sian and I used to work together and she’s asked me to have a go at making her a wedding taster box. She’s having a wonderfully 50s inspired ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’ wedding which is so classic and stylish. I had a go at a few designs and she took the cakes away to think over what she preferred the best.
It was a lovely box to do and Sian gave me lots of inspiration to think about as well as doing some research myself. I think the simplest bows work best although I think they might have to be thinner and more delicate. The single black strap with a diamonte clasp was a favourite but of couse the diamonte isn’t edible! I did buy some edible diamonds and used them but I didn’t think they were very successful.
Hopefully I’ll find out in the next few weeks whether she’d like me to make her cakes and which designs she selects. Very exciting!