My friend Adi asked us to her wedding and I also got the priviledge of making her wedding cakes. They had a mix of carrot cakes and chocolate cakes and they were woodland themed to go along with the slight squirrel theme of the wedding. Another display of shabby chic/retro cake table which looked lovely with all her flea market tea cups and tea pots.
Adi kept to her Portuguese roots by continuing the tradition of linking arms to eat a cake each. Two little squirrel bride and groom sit on top of the chocolate top cake.
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.
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!
The wife of a friend at work was having a company party to celebrate their 5th anniversary and so she asked me if I’d have a go at making some cakes which looked like their logo.
This was great fun as it was a simple logo but the colours were so intense and the shape of the tear drops just lent themselves to being translated into sugarpaste.
I did think I might try this in royal icing but I’m glad I decided to make them more 3D. The cakes were all vanilla with vanilla buttercream.
The lovely Lucy asked me to make her some cakes for her baby shower a couple of weekends ago. I’ve done a couple of these for friends now and quite enjoy making teddies!
These were vanilla with vanilla or chocolate ganache buttercream.
I couldn’t decide on the third colour at first but I think the orange works with the blue and chocolate.
Some of the decorations are hand made, some are cutters – although I think I might have to retire the FMM cutters as they get such a bashing trying to knock the sugarpaste out. I wonder if anyone else has stubborn FMM cutters!?
Just a little batch of cakes I made for someone leaving work a couple of weeks ago. Vanilla cakes with a West Ham theme which was a bit of an in joke…
We had a team meeting at work and I decided to make cake with faces-afterall it’s all about people. So to celebrate I made 30 faces in the brand colours. It certainly was interesting seeing people select their cake! Behind the faces was carrot cake with cream cheese icing.
A contact through Brentwood School asked me to host her daughter’s 14th birthday party at her house. I haven’t done one of these parties before so thought it would be a great opportunity!
I made the birthday girl some cupcakes of her own and also as a demonstration tool. Once again the winning cupcake was given a little prize, this time a swirly looking cat!
I think the girls enjoyed it, it’s difficult to tell….