Saturday, 3 September 2011

Romantic roses, bows & crystals

This striking five tier design encapsulated a romantic feel with a modern twist. Each tier of the cake was decorated with a band of pretty, cream ribbon roses handmade from icing and a handmade icing bow to alternate sides. To the base of each tier, and adding a modern element to the design, was a satin ribbon topped with a handstrung band of stunning Swarovski crystals which sparkled in the sunlight that swathed the venue. The cake was arranged on a stand featuring fresh hydrangeas and this added extra impact and height to the completed display. The cake itself included tiers of rich Belgian chocolate cake filled with layers of rich Belgian chocolate ganache; moist, spiced carrot cake with cinnamon flavoured mascapone filling and zingy lemon cake with luscious lemon curd and lemoncello buttercream filling.

Vintage Lace & Roses Cupcakes

This design featured a rich fruit top tier cake hand decorated with icing lace to give a shabby chic, vintage feel. Displayed below the top tier on an 8 tier acrylic stand were 120 cupcakes decorated in varying hues of cream. The cupcake decorations included roses, country blossoms, ribbons and pearls all handmade from icing. A proportion of the cupcakes were topped with swirly buttercream sprinkled with sparkles with the remainder featuring hand embossed fondant tops. The cases were an eclectic mix of plain cases, cases encircled with hand tied ribbon bows and cupcake wrappers all of which echoed the shabby chic, vintage theme. The cupcakes were all moist vanilla sponge filled with a rich vanilla buttercream and luscious raspberry jam.

Rally cake

This cake was created for a rallying fanatic who was celebrating his 18th birthday. The Victoria sponge base cake was filled with layers of  rich vanilla buttercream and raspberry conserve and decorated with hand painted badges. The main feature of the design was the hand carved sponge cake replica of a Subaru rally car which was decorated with hand cut and hand painted details which brought the car to life - a real need for speed!

Sleeping Beauty Wedding Cake

This design was inspired by the happy couple and included key elements from the romantic proposal. The score of the waltz from Sleeping Beauty was handpainted to the circumference of each tier of the cake as this music had played during the special moment itself. The handmade Swarovski pearl cascade separators and topper represented the water of the Magic Fountain in Barcelona - the venue for the proposal. The cake comprised of extra height tiers of rich Belgian chocolate cake with decadent Belgian chocolate ganache filling, classic vanilla sponge with vanilla buttercream and strawberry conserve and luscious lemon sponge with lemon curd and lemoncello flavoured buttercream.

Liverpool FC

This replica Liverpool FC football shirt featured sponsor badges hand-cut from icing and a handpainted club badge. The cake was a milk chocolate sponge with Belgian chocolate ganache filling.

Glasto 2011

This cake was a celebration of all things Glastonbury - from the stages to the tents! The brightly coloured handmade flowers and flags gave a splash of summer sunshine to the completed cake which was topped with a hand modelled replica of the famous Pyramid Stage.