Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Nina and Paul's wedding cake and cookies

Corsage wedding cake
This beautiful lace brocade cake was for Saturday's wedding in Kent of Nina and Paul, and their 120 guests.  I loved the bride and groom's choice of vintage and modern mix in this design.   

The  lace brocade finish took hours and hours to apply and enhance with piping accents for an opulent and crisp finish that worked very well with the soft silk pleats of the bride's dress. The stunning dress had a flower embroidered belt that echoed the brocade of the cake and two styles contrasted and complimented each-other perfectly.  The groom looked very smart too and wore a beautifully cut suit, handmade to measure by a fine traditional tailor, Paul Weller's I believe.

I made 70 bespoke wedding cookie favours for them too (very special one that took 4 long days to make!)

Nina was such a lovely bride and a pleasure to work with on this design. I love this photo from their memory book, and see how great they looked!

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Gold Medal for 1930s style sugar figurine


This small 1920s style figure was my annual competition entry at Cake International 2012 show at the Birmingham NEC earlier this month and it was awarded a Gold medal.

She's made of sugar and sits on a sugar pastillage bench. 

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Santa Claus is coming to town

The perfect guest at Christmas time.    

Father Christmas in bed cake

He sees you when you're sleeping

Friday, 19 October 2012

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Amy Winehouse Figurine

This was my entry at the Cake International NEC show competition last November.   

Amy's head is made freehand, and although there is only a vague resemblance with the real Amy, I like that she has a beautiful face.    I had done a rough practice head a few weeks prior which resembled her more, and I have posted a picture of it right down below.

I got a Silver medal for it which I was relieved about, all things considered.  I let myself run out of time and nearly didn't take it to the competition.

The finished entry

The rough practice head I had done a few weeks prior to the competition.    

Saturday, 30 June 2012

Personalised Cupcakes for an actress

Here is a box of  12 pretty cupcakes I made for actress Jess-Luisa Flynn as a surprise on her birthday.   Hand-fashioned sugar roses and edible pictures of Jess in stage costume. 

Butterfly Wedding Cake

Modern tall tiers and a swirl of butterflies and Swarowski crystals spiralling all around the cake.   A cluster of fresh roses was then placed on the board.     The cake is towering and looks like it's soaring and the swirl adds to the effect. All the credit for its design goes to Debbie Brown (see her "Wedding Cake"s book).

Apple pies and pains au lait