Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Mad Max

This cake was for a sweet lady, Chrysanthe, for her mum's birthday.  The main focus was the sugar figurine of Maxie, a much loved super smart family dog with a comical weakness for balloons.    

This is what Chrys thought of the cake:

Hi Anne,
Just to let you know the cake was a huge success :).   My mum squealed when she saw it, then cried then I thought she was going to pass out.     Maxie was obsessed with the little figurine  of himself and just kept staring at it (and the balloons).  I was greedy and had 2 slices.  It was so good.  I'm not even a huge fan of sponge (sometimes they are too dry). I love Greek cakes which are similar to gateaux. My fiancĂ©'s reaction (he who doesn't like cake at all) was "wow this is wonderful ...."     Thank you so much for everything Anne you've been truly amazing.
P.S It's all gone :( 






Maxie loves balloons too much to give them all away and kept one for himself




Friday, 9 August 2013

Japanese Baubles

Japanese style cake baubles are perfect for weddings.  Luxurious, original and so delicate and beautiful when presented as a large group on a stand scattered with fresh flowers or Japanese flower posies such as shown below.  They look quite magical in large numbers on a wedding display.


My Japanese is getting better, we speak English now

 
 

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Some recent baking

A la recherche de la parfaite tarte aux pommes