Friday, September 29, 2006
I think this worked out well in the end.
Thank God for Edible glitter! - what a find! - the kitchen is now sparkling beautifully! (and so is the cat!!)
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Richard had recently started delivering newspapers, hence the idea to decorate his cake showing him and his beloved bike, with him in the headlines!.
Martyn lives for surfing! - here he is riding the crest of the wave (holding a beer bottle - actually its a candle!).
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
We have all either been an untidy teen or have one of our own!.
This cake was a gentle reminder to Shaun of just how untidy boys are!
(her glasses & TV ariel are made from wire - otherwise all seen is edible)
This cake is her down to
Sunday, September 03, 2006
My Hubby, Nigel, is mad on Clangers!
I admit, I did cheat and buy a ready made cake (well, it was made as a surprize - me baking a cake would have given the game away!). I seem to recall I sent Nigel out on a mission - some DIY job for the Brother-in-law. I have never decorated a cake so quickly!. I think the end result was quite effective! - and so did he!
Yet another lily cake!
Handmade 'sugar crafted' lilies with lilac fressias & may trademark ivy.
For some reason I didn't take very good photos of this cake! - though it looks like its in its box! - looks like this was perhaps a last minute 'grab a photo before I deliver it'.
This 3 tier hexagonal Wedding cake is not all it appears!.
This was my first ever Wedding cake - made in 2002, I was encouraged to make it by my colleague - Hilary - the Mother of the Groom.
I have since made the Wedding cake for the Hilary's other Son - see my first ever blog - Gavin & Becky's Wedding cake.
Decorated with ivory icing, this cake is also embellished with a delicate piped design which was copied from the beadwork on the Bridal gown bodice (although it is barely visible on these photographs).
The flowers were handmade, consisting of ivy, lemon carnations, cream roses and brodiaea (Queen Fabiola Brodiaea) - this matched the Bridal bouquet.
The Middle tier is not actually a cake, it was a wooden 'dummy' made in the same shape as the cake (if you looked from the underside of this stand you could see the screw that held the wooden 'dummy to the board!). The Bride and Groom wanted some of the cake to remain on display for the evening guests to see, so another cake was made, square (easier to portion) and was basically iced, this went straight to the kitchen to be cut up - leaving the cake on display until later in the evening when the bottom tier was then cut up too.
...Kevin is Golf crazy, so this cake design was obvious to me - here he is willing the ball into the hole, and enjoying a drink whilst he is there! - that's Kevin!
(as before the champagne bottle is a candle, and the 'glass' is plastic).
...look, he even has a tiny golf tee, and even studs on his shoes!
I seem to have forgotten the slight hint of grey to his hair! - maybe I was just feeling kind!
I thought that the slogan 'Dad - 70 - not out' was rather clever of me! (though I am perhaps not the first to think of it or something very similar!).
The champagne bottle here isn't edible - though it is a candle! - oh and his glasses are made of wire - so that bit isn't edible either!.
(Don't worry - I did warn the people concerned!!)
This cake was commissioned to celebrate Sophie & Andrew's 6th wedding anniversary (hence the vehicle reg number WED 6YR). Both are slightly fanatical about VW campervans!.
Both these cakes were vanilla sponge cakes - the tyres were liquorice (mmmm...)
A birthday cake for a Mum who likes nothing better than enjoying a glass of wine in the garden! (and who can blame her!?)
These cakes are popular as you can see- I tend to get a little carried away with flowers and plants - though everything is edible (The greenhouse is made from edible sugar paste too).
A keen newspaper reader, relaxing in the garden!