Louie’s nan was 85 last week and she also had a Little Bird Bakery Cake (this family is my best customer, did you notice?!) to celebrate. Roses for a Rose and also a few other flowers thrown into a flower pot although I hope there aren’t any horticulturalists looking at my flowers, some of them are very much based on fantasy rather than reality! However, I enjoyed going back to flowers, it’s been a while and it was good to practice using florist paste again. I think these might be repeated!
The lovely Yard theatre had a fundraising campaign (they reached their targets clever things) and so to help out in a small way, I made some sheep. Yes, I know, why sheep but there is a logic. You’ll just have to work it out! ha ha.
Here’s some woolly jumpers on cakes. They sold like hot jumpers and I expect I’ll do some more cakes for The Yard Theatre at some point. By the way, check out their website www.theyardtheatre.co.uk and get down there as its a great space with some fantastic work by emerging and established artist.
I’ve long been meaning to update the blog with more cake pictures so finally, I have a chance to do this today.
So, looking back through the archives, I don’t think you’ve seen Snakes on a Cake! I think this was for Gilbert’s birthday (or it could have been Edgar, sorry boys!)
And a few more of Jenny’s mum’s cake as it was quite nice!
My sister’s friend Jo asked me to make her some cakes to take to a hen night with her for an Indian bride. She didn’t give me too many restrictions on what I could do so I decided to use the mehndi patterns found in henna designs as my inspiration. I do love a paisley pattern and had bought this background paper the other week. I actually think I bought it to give to my sister for a book paper but I think I might have to keep it! Sorry Sarah!
Anyway here are Jo’s cakes. Her friend is dairy and wheat free so I made the butternut squash lemon cakes from Harry Eastwood’s new book with some minor adaptations. I thought they were really tastey actually, nicer than courgette cakes which have a bit of an after taste. So the white flooded fondant cakes were the butternut squash lemon cakes and the red flooded buttercream cakes were just regular vanilla.
All were hand piped with royal icing and hand coloured with gold dust. I really enjoyed doing these, a lovely way to spend a friday evening.
Next week I’ll be testing out my teaching skills on a group of locals….should be fun, hope it’s not chaos in the kitchen!