Tuesday, 14 February 2012
This cake was commissioned to celebrate three birthdays in the same family - a second birthday, a fifty something birthday and a ninety first birthday! The monochrome colour palette accented with shots of scarlet allowed the three separate themes to be combined seamlessly. The bottom tier featured handmade icing ribbon roses and a hand made icing bow; the second tier, a hand painted RAF badge as the recipient had driven motorcycles for the RAF; and the third tier a band of hand painted Lightning McQueen characters for McQueen's number one fan. The cake itself was three tiers of light, moist vanilla sponge filled with layers of fruity raspberry conserve and vanilla butter cream.
We were commissioned to produce a handmade bride and groom model for the wedding of ITV Wales news presenter, Andrea Benfield and Welsh rugby player Lee Byrne. Andrea had asked for the models to reflect the couple in their respective work environments and as such Andrea was captured at her news desk and Lee in his Welsh rugby kit. Andrea's model featured a hand painted necklace and watch, and a bracelet made from Swarovski crystals. Lee's kit included hand painted badges, in addition to badges hand cut from icing.
This dessert table displayed at Llansantffraed Court featured a selection of scrumptious sweet treats to please any guest. The wedding cake was a four tier design featuring a hand carved birdcage as the top tier. Each tier of the cake was decorated with handmade flowers in delicate pastel colours, accented with beautiful vintage lace detail. The main cake was complemented by two bijoux birdcage cakes displayed on vintage stands, a selection of individually decorated mini-cakes, cupcakes, cake-pops and birdcage cookies all in co-ordinating pastel hues. In addition, marshmallows and pink bonbons displayed in beautiful vintage glass apothecary jars and a birdcage with gently glowing tea lights added to the magical, romantic aura of the completed display. An idea that could be adapted to suit any theme and that would allow evening guests to enjoy some of the magic of the day.
This elegant four tier design fitted perfectly with the sophisticated black and ivory decor of the wedding venue. Each of the four tiers was hand-piped with graduated icing dots and completed with a pale ivory satin ribbon. Each tier was separated by floral blocks consisting of beautifully fragrant roses, eye-liner lilies and black banana grass. The delicate cream hues were accented by shots of black from the banana grass and the black edging of the lilies. The completed design sat on a floral stand which gave a feeling of true opulence and presence. The blooms used to produce the separators and stand were supplied by the wonderful Love Lily, whose artistry with flowers is truly breathtaking as could be seen by the floral displays at the venue. The cake consisted of layers of vanilla sponge filled with sumptuous strawberry conserve and vanilla butter cream, lemon sponge filled with zingy lemon curd and lemon butter cream and rich Belgian chocolate cake oozing with decadent chocolate ganache.
This three tier design, for a milestone birthday, was created for a nurse who loves gardening and also enjoys the occasional glass of wine! The bottom tier featured handmade icing flowers, trees, grass and butterflies reminiscent of a country garden in Summer. The top tier, a hand-carved watering can was accented with pretty, handmade icing blooms in delicate pastel shades. On the middle tier sat a hand-modelled icing figure of the recipient in her uniform, along with a few bottles of wine. The cake itself was a delicious light vanilla sponge filled with layers of luscious raspberry conserve and vanilla butter cream.