Cake made for a joint celebration of 5 birthdays at a family gathering depicting the outdoor activities they enjoy!
3 tiers – bottom: rich fruit cake with marzipan and sugarpaste, middle: vanilla madeira cake with raspberry jam, vanilla buttercream and sugarpaste, top: rich chocolate madeira cake with chocolate and vanilla buttercream and sugarpaste.
Please see my post in Tales from the Bakery for more details of the cake design.
Cake front view - Hot Tub, Hiking, Golf
Cake side view - Canoeing, Hot Tub, Golf
Cake side view - Gardening, Hot Tub, Hiking
Close up of Canoeing section of cake
Close up of Greenhouse and Garden on cake
Handmade sugar sheep
Handmade sugar picnic
A very special Birthday Cake to celebrate the 18th Birthday of Nippers Nursery. Their crab logo was a key element of the cake design with smaller nipper crabs to represent the children. Lots of other undersea creatures were added and also shells which were hand-painted in slightly brighter tones than the Undersea Wedding Cake I recently made. All the decorations were edible.
The three tiers were vanilla with raspberry and vanilla filling, chocolate with rich chocolate buttercream and lemon with lemon curd and buttercream.
Fire engine based on Jupiter (from Fireman Sam).
Madeira cake with vanilla buttercream and sugarpaste. Figure, bucket, sponge and other details made from sugar modelling paste.
One of my personal favourites.
Upright piano made from madeira cake with vanilla buttercream and sugarpaste. Details including oboe, stool, books, mice and candlestick made from sugar modelling paste.
Piano Birthday Cake - top view
Piano Birthday Cake
Piano Birthday Cake - stool and oboe detail
Piano Birthday Cake - side view
Piano Birthday Cake - candlestick
Piano Birthday Cake - oboe
Piano Birthday Cake - mouse and old books
Piano Birthday Cake - music detail (all edible)
Bowling cake with sugar modelling paste ball, pins and wired star explosion.
Chocolate and vanilla cake tiers both with rich chocolate butter cream.
Owain’s Mum requested a bowling-themed cake with a blue and green colour-scheme for his 5th birthday bowling party.
50th Birthday Cake for Sheila (who got a new convertible for her birthday!)
Joseph loves pirates and stories about treasure and loved his 5th Birthday cake! A Debbie Brown design with a few extra details.
Madeira cake with vanilla buttercream and chocolate flavoured sugarpaste.
All modelled details are made from sugar modelling paste. The ladybird has been replaced with a starfish as ladybirds cannot swim!
3rd Birthday cake – sweet treat train! One of my favourite cakes!
Vanilla madeira cake with vanilla buttercream and swiss roll. This cake could be made with any number or name, in a colour of your choice with various sweets. It could also be made with the Thomas the Tank Engine face on the front.
A cake for a lady celebrating her 70th Birthday.
As a farmer, she is often found feeding a newborn lamb or calf and generally wears green wellies and a wooly hat!
Vanilla madeira cake with raspberry jam and vanilla buttercream. All decorations are sugar modelling paste.
Miranda’s Lion Cake – chocolate cake with chocolate butter cream and sugar paste details.
For a man who has been renovating his house. Chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream and raspberry jam filling with Rice Crispy treats, sugar modelling paste figure and rice paper fence.
The requirements for the cake were very specific – hole in the roof, broken gutter, splat of white paint on a paving slab, wall falling down and where the concrete was cracked. I was given photos of the house and a sketch to help me make the cake as accurate as possible.
Chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream and sugarpaste.
The details on this top section of R2D2 are made from sugarpaste and sugar modelling paste with small (non-edible) lights.
Thank you for a fantastic cake. A R2D2 flashing light cake really did grab everyone's attention. To top it off the cake was very tasty.
Treasure Island Cake – Chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream and red cherry jam filling.
The island is covered in sugarpaste with the models (pirate with hook and sword, parrot, treasure, bottle of grog with message, spade, map and shark) made from sugar modelling paste. The palm tree trunk was also made of modelling paste with the leaves made from sugar flower paste. The sea is royal icing. A little brown sugar was added as sand.
Treasure Island Cake with pirate, palm tree, treasure and other modelled details
Treasure Island cake showing modelled details - map, treausre, parrot, spade, and message in a bottle
Treasure Island - close up of treasure chest and parrot
Treasure Island cake - close up of treasure
Treasure Island cake - front view
Rock Climbing Cake featuring wide a range of hobbies and interests.
Vanilla Madeira with raspberry and vanilla filling and sugarpaste.
For Mike’s 50th birthday his wife wanted a cake to reflect his love of the outdoors, his hobbies (gym, salsa dancing, golf, hiking, football), family, real ale, reading and fun things he has done. All decorations are sugar modelling paste (except the straw).
This cake travelled safely from North Yorkshire to Hampshire for the party!
Dressing Up Box Cake (based on a Debbie Brown design)
Vanilla Madeira cake with raspberry and vanilla filling and sugarpaste. Child and clothes are all sugarpaste.
This cake was made for a playgroup anniversary.
A birthday cake for Joe’s surprise party!
Chocolate cake with chocolate orange buttercream filling and sugarpaste.
Everything is edible except for the screen. The mouse is rice crispy cake covered in sugarpaste.
Madeira cake with vanilla buttercream and sugarpaste. I was asked to create a design for the customer’s daughter who is a teacher, loves to read, play the cornet and to travel (including to Iceland. China, Chile etc). The details on the book are finished with edible gold paint dust and the books, mortarboard, maps etc on the board are made from edible sugar modelling paste.
Thank you so much for the fantastic birthday cake you made me for my 40th Birthday. It was a work of art! It also tasted delicious.
70th Birthday cake made for a Radio Amateur G3JYP – rather partial to liquorice.
Vanilla sponge with vanilla buttercream and black sugarpaste, liquorice details and rice paper with edible ink to create a hand-held radio.
(One of the very first birthday cakes I made)
Radio Birthday Cake
Another version of the box of chocolates cake, this time for a 70th Birthday.
Rich fruit cake with marzipan and white and lilac sugarpaste.
This cake could be made in any flavour and colour scheme with either my own chocolate truffles or the recipients favourite chocolates.
A ‘Monster Book’ cake for a magical birthday party!
Rich chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream filling. All decoration is edible - sugarpaste and sugar modelling paste.
Rich chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream.
A football shirt cake based on the 2012-13 Manchester City FC strip for 6-year-old Jack.
Shirt badge drawn by hand in edible ink on rice paper.
Rich chocolate with chocolate buttercream (base cake), lemon with lemon curd and lemon buttercream (tree cake).
I do like a cake that tells a story! This cake was a surprise for a flip-flop-loving teacher from her friends. Having taken her dogs for a walk, she threw the ball, it got stuck in a tree so she climbed the tree and then couldn’t get down! Despite various offers of assistance she was too embarrassed to admit she was stuck.
The sugarpaste dogs were modelled on her own dogs.
Hiking themed cake to celebrate a 10 year anniversary at their company. The two staff members had recently taken part in a charity walk along Hadrian’s wall.
Lots of details were provided about Claire and Robert, their work-wear, their hobbies and likes and I included as many of these as possible on their special cake.
Stacked rich chocolate cake with chocolate and vanilla buttercream fillings.