Monday, 28 February 2011

Choo Choo

A hand carved model of Thomas the Tank Engine, sitting on railway tracks, for a massive Thomas fan. This bright, fun cake was created to celebrate a 2nd birthday and consisted of a traditional Victoria sponge filled with layers of strawberry conserve and pure vanilla buttercream.

Celebrating fifty successful years

FSG requested a rich, moist fruit cake iced in fondant and featuring their logo to help celebrate their 50th anniversary. The logo and lettering were hand cut in order to replicate the exact font of the design supplied by the company. Congratulations!

Football Fanatic

This cake needs no explanation, a Manchester Utd shirt for a massive fan of the team. Happy Birthday!

Keeping it in the family

This two tier cake included a special request in that it was for a double family celebration. With a few helpful suggestions regarding themes we were given carte blanche as to the overall finished design. To maintain cohesion between the two layers the cakes were covered in a delicate green coloured icing. The top tier, for the younger birthday boy, featured brightly coloured, handmade flowers, foliage and butterflies completed with hand-modelled figures of characters from his favourite TV programme. The bottom tier, to celebrate a 90th birthday, paid homage to the recipients career as a greengrocer and featured hand cut fruit and vegetables. In addition, a model of the older birthday boy with his trademark blue shop coat was included in an acrylic stand which separated the two tiers. The cake itself offered a layer of traditional Victoria sponge with raspberry conserve and vanilla buttercream filling and a layer of luscious lemon cake with zingy lemon curd and lemoncello buttercream filling.

Hey Mickey!

A hand-sculpted replica of everyone's favourite mouse. Bold and bright this cake was sure to bring a smile to the face of the birthday boy! The cake itself was a delicious chocolate cake oozing with yummy Belgian chocolate ganache.

Happy 1st Birthday!

This cake was created for a very special little boys' first birthday. The birthday boy being a big fan of Baby TV lent itself to designing a bright and whimsical cake with oodles of fun! Each of the tiers were adorned with hand-modelled figures from Baby TV and the top tier included a mini model of the birthday boy himself. The cake consisted of a layer of delicious vanilla sponge filled with lashings of strawberry jam and rich vanilla buttercream, and a layer of luscious lemon cake filled with zingy lemon curd and lemoncello cream.

Shop, shop, shop!

This cake was created for a confessed shopaholic! The birthday girl was renowned for her love of all things "material", especially shoes and bags.

Autumn Leaves

Beth and Chris were married in Buckland Hall set in the stunning scenery of the Welsh countryside. The couple decided on an autumnal colour palatte and wanted to incorporate flowers from the bridal bouquet, autumn leaves and delicate lace that embellished the bride's dress into the overall design. The completed three tier cake featured handpainted autumnal leaves that appeared to "dance in the breeze" to the top and bottom tiers, hand-piped embroidery that echoed that of the brides dress to the middle tier, and finished with a posy of deep red roses to the top tier. The imposing stone building, the mist hanging over the mountain hills and the venue decor all added to the gothic feel of the day. The cake consisted of three delicious layers of varying flavour and these were supplemented by a Vegan cake as the bride wanted to include all the guests in the cake ceremony.