Friday, 18 December 2015

Gingerbread charity sale

Below, a selection of my Christmas cookies and 4 small gingerbread house scenes auctioned today in the office,  with all proceeds going to the Cardinal Hume Centre.    https://twitter.com/CardinalHumeCHC    Lots of work in the last few days but well worth it with an amazing £252.50 raised, and the same amount will be matched by the company. Thank you all for your generosity and Merry Christmas!


Monday, 14 December 2015

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Watercolour painted cake

These watercolour style cakes and biscuits are painted with edible colours and topped with rice paper flowers



Monday, 12 October 2015

something evil's lurking in the dark

My "Thriller" silhouette wedding cake has just been featured on the renowned Cake Geek  blog in their Halloween feature:   

"Other Cake Stories have added a comedy Halloween twist to this classic chandelier wedding cake design – originally designed with a waltzing couple silhouetted on the bottom tier, but replaced on this design with a couple doing the “Thriller” dance from the Michael Jackson video. Guaranteed to entertain the wedding guests and look stylish at the same time. "

http://cake-geek.com/index.php/halloween-wedding-cakes-gothic-elegant/



 
 
The Waltz side




Saturday, 29 August 2015

Duck cake

This "life size" duck cake inspired by Jemima Puddle Duck for little Olivia.
 
 Jemima was entirely edible, with a  head and body made of rich chocolate cake covered in white chocolate and fondant pastes. 
 





Sunday, 19 July 2015

Piglet cake

This is an almost life-size piglet groom cake with an entirely edible head and body of rich dark chocolate Australian style mud-cake and chocolate ganache.  
 



 

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Sugar Roses



 
I'm currently working on a romantic 4 tier wedding  cake covered in beautiful fine sugar roses.  I've made the first three, about 9 more to go! I like making roses but they do take a long long time in order to look lush!  

Friday, 3 July 2015

Mermaid cake

Today, with another mermaid query, I'm reminded of this sweet little mermaid on a rock cake I made for a little Betty's 3rd birthday last year.


Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Certified Cake Geek

Among all the cake blogs and websites around, one I really admire and my favourite for inspiration is Cake Geek who really stands out as the most reliable compendium of current trends in cake design.   The site is a beautifully edited journal full of amazing pictures of the best work around. It's just a joy to look at and I am so flattered to see that my signature Trianon 3-tier birdcage cake below with its macaron pastel colours and miniature bunny and lamb figures has been included in their latest feature on Bunny cakes.    It's a sweet and elegant cake with a French feel, perfect for a baby shower or birthday.  See it with other designers' wonderful work at



 
 
The Trianon cake looks amazing in a display of lovely cupcakes, macarons, covered cookies and meringues in pastel colours and also makes a lovely romantic wedding cake when decorated with sugar flowers.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Easter cakes

I love Easter.  Here are some vintage style Royal Icing Easter cakes I made with the guidance of the great Eddie Spence MBE
 


 

 

Monday, 9 February 2015

Valentine Cookies

This is a special order of Valentine themed cookies in pastel colour Royal Icing, for delivery Thursday.


 
 



Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Marie-Antoinette doll birthday cake


Marie-Antoinette doll cake, one of my early designs still popular today.   Gold medal winner at two competitions in the UK and New York.

Apple pies and pains au lait