Special Occasion cakes
I made this cake for the playgroup my boys have attended for the last 5 and a half years. I tried to include some of the favourite toys and activities. My favourite bit is actually the board which I iced to look just like the floor.
All details handmade and edible. One tier chocolate, one vanilla.
Thank you for the beautiful cake that you made for our 25th birthday party. It was such a shame to have to cut it but it was yummy
This is a very special cake that I made for our friend Amy-Rose who was holding a fundraiser for Candlelighters to celebrate being free from cancer for 20 years! There were several items included on the cake with special meanings for Amy and the colours were selected to match the Candelelighters logo. It was a fabulous party and raised lots of money for this fantastic cause. Congratulations!
Peter Rabbit Cake made for a Christening.
Lemon cake with lemon curd and lemon buttercream. Peter Rabbit and all vegetable models handmade from sugar modelling paste and hand-painted with edible colour.
Based on a design by Little Cakes.
Baby Elephant Christening Cake for Lauren
Rich chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream and lemon madeira cake with lemon curd and lemon buttercream.
Baby elephant handmade from sugar modelling paste.
The Tour de France has come to Yorkshire!
A cake for a big family celebration and Tour de France weekend party. All the signposts feature birthday ages, special dates etc for Jo, Barry and their family.
Vanilla cake made with gluten-free flour, jam and vanilla buttercream. All decorations are edible and all images (local sites) are hand-drawn.
Absolutely fantastic. Everybody loved it and it was a real show-stopper. Thank you so much.
Archie’s Christening Cake with little blue bear (to match the little brown bears I made to go on his parents wedding cake last year).
Lemon cake with lemon curd buttercream and sugarpaste. Edible fuzzy bear handmade from sugarpaste.
Rachel, your cake was much appreciated, it looked wonderful and tasted superb. The wee blue teddy was also much admired
Two-tier Christening cake – a variation on the Bear and Shoes design with little hearts and a cross showing the Christening date.
Vanilla Madeira cake with strawberry jam and vanilla buttercream.
Shoes, bear, and blocks are all edible and made from sugarpaste.
Bunny Christening Cake – a clean, modern design.
Lemon cake with lemon curd and lemon buttercream filling covered with sugarpaste.
The bunny was handmade from sugar modelling paste. Piped details in royal icing.
It was delicious! Thanks very much. Everyone was admiring the bunny too.
Little Train Christening Cake
Rich chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream and sugarpaste.
Blue toy train handmade from sugar modelling paste.
Thank you so much for the cake Rachel. Everyone loved it!
Two-tier square Christening cake with smartly-dressed teddy bear and baby shoes.
Vanilla madeira cake with strawberry jam and vanilla buttercream and chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream.
All models and letter blocks are hand made from sugar modelling paste.
It's a gorgeous cake. Thank you very much. Seems such a shame to have to cut it.
My street party design to celebrate Prince William and Catherine Middleton’s Wedding – raffled to raise money for charity.
Rich Fruit Cake with marzipan and sugarpaste. The table is madeira cake with sugarpaste and all food is handmade from sugar modelling paste.
Royal Wedding Street Party Cake
Royal Wedding Street Party Cake - ladybird detail
Royal Wedding Street Party Cake - close up of table
Royal Wedding Cake - Champagne on ice!
Two-tier Christening Cake.
Vanilla Madeira cake with raspberry and vanilla filling and sugarpaste.
Handmade fuzzy bear, shoes and letter blocks all made from sugar modelling paste.
The bear can be made in any colour and with accessories for a wedding, christening, birthday or other special event.
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.
Rich fruit cake with marzipan and sugarpaste. Handmade mice in wedding outfits from sugar modelling paste painted with edible food colour.
The personalised ribbon may be ordered in a variety of colours for birthdays or anniversaries.
Wedding Cake topper for a couple who are both pheasant farmers.
The bride’s mother wanted to make her cake, but the bride was looking for a really special cake topper as a surprise for her husband. They had received an engagement card with pheasants wearing a top hat and cane and a diamond ring.
Sugar modelling paste hand-painted with gel food colours.
It really looked fantastic and my husband was so suprised to see the pheasants.
I made this cake at a class with Paul Bradford Designer Cakes in Kenmore, Scotland.
The skirt of the dress is rich chocolate cake with chocolate ganache.
Sugarpaste ruffles and decoration with body made from sugar flower and modelling paste. This cake is being raffled to raise money for Knaresborough Candlelighters – a local childrens’ cancer charity.
I was given little guidance other than that the logo was very important to them and should be prominently displayed. I decided on a happy, garden theme as it was summer and to include small models of a range of pre-school toys.
Vanilla madeira cake with raspberry jam, vanilla buttercream and sugarpaste. All toys are made from sugar modelling paste. The logo was hand-drawn onto rice paper on a sugarpaste plaque.
Playgroup anniversary cake
Playgroup anniversary cake with flowers, toadstools, toys and balloons
Playgroup anniversary cake - logo and top view
Playgroup anniversary cake - train and toy box
Playgroup anniversary cake - rear view with book and cars
Playgroup anniversary cake - toy details - sandpit, drum and fire engine
‘Fuzzy’ teddy bears made as a topper for a wedding cake.
The teddy bears could easily be adapted for a child’s birthday cake or a Christening cake.
The bears are made from sugar modelling paste so could be eaten if desired!
Thank you! The teddy bears were a great success. They looked lovely on the cake.
A small set of Christening cake toppers made for a girl.
Shoe and name Christening cake toppers
Something a little different for a Diamond Wedding Anniversary.
I was asked to make a cake with a tree on for Joy and Alan’s anniversary party, with the branches labelled for their five children.
Vanilla madeira cake with raspberry jam and vanilla buttercream.
My in-laws were thrilled. It tasted amazing! It was a perfect cake, so fitting for the 'bride and groom'
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.
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.