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Category: General
Posted by: Melanie
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This cake was one of the largest I have done. I delivered and set it up at Boreham House today. It is 6 tiers, although the bottom tier was a dummy as I could not lift a solid 14" tier. It was so large that I could not lift it all together and had to transport it in 3 sections and then assemble it at the venue. It was on a particularly tall perspex cake table, especially hired. There is a cascade of large white sugar roses from the top to the bottom, and each rose has a diamante in the centre.
Category: Birthday Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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This cake was commissioned for someone who was - guess how many years - 57. The party organiser had gone to a lot of trouble to research what the 57 varieties were and the party had a lovely theme, great fun.
Category: Wedding Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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This cake was designed by Faye herself. She drew it up on the computer and e-mailed me the picture so I could quote for it. The design was amended several times before she was happy with it. I hope that my interpretation was what she imagined. The cake was so big that I had to take it to Channels Golf Club and stack it in situ as I would not have been able to lift it all in one go.
Category: Birthday Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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Here is a celebration cake for a 40th birthday in the shape of the number 40. The cakes look very effective but if you were thinking of making one do consider that in fact it is two cakes, both very awkward shapes to split, fill, marzipan and ice, and that you will have to hire the tins to bake them in. It can take as long to make a cake like this as a 3-tier weddng cake so make sure you leave plenty of time to do it in.

Category: Wedding Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
Although most brides do still have a 3-tier wedding cake, a 2-tier cake may be more suitable for a small wedding, a second wedding, or if the couple do not want to pay the £300 plus for a 3-tier cake. A 2-tier cake can look rather squat if the tiers are stacked on top of each other and then placed on the cake table, but there are options to make the cake more impressive. Rather than placing them on top of each other they can go on a metal stand with flowers or something of the brides choice on each tier. Or the tiers can be separated by a glass vase, a dummy cake or even pillars. If the bride does want the cake stacked then it can still look good if it is placed on a pedestal cake stand to give it more height. Here are some examples of recent 2-tier cakes I have made:

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2-tier wedding cake with red sugar roses.JPG
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2-tier chocolate cake.JPG
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2-tier art nouveau.JPG
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Black and white wedding cake.JPG
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Blossom Cake.JPG
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Category: General
Posted by: Melanie
Book Christening Cake for Boy.JPG
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It is easy to think of ideas for Christening Cakes for babies; there are teddies, rattles, cribs, booties, the list is endless, but increasingly children are being baptised at an older age and such things are inappropriate.

This cake manages to combine the fact that it is a Christening, with the doves and cross, with the interests of the children, with racing cars and footballs.
Category: General
Posted by: Melanie
Black and white wedding cake.JPG
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Here is a 2-tier black and white wedding cake, with a swirly piped pattern in black and a large black sugar bow on top. This would look best displayed on a white ceramic pedestal cake stand, but I can't seem to find one. I have a search out on e-bay but nothing suitable comes up. This cake was made for a couple who got married at Crondon Park recently.
Category: General
Posted by: Melanie
Bride and Groom with 5 tier white chocolate wedding cake.JPG
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I was sent this photo and note by a bride a few days ago.

"Hi Melanie,

Your cake was absolutely amazing! Everyone was amazed by it and it tasted fantastic!

I want to thank you so much - I have attached a photo for you.

Thank you so much for my dream cake.

Kind Regards,

Senel"

I was especially pleased to have feedback from Senel because she had seen a picture of one of my helterskelter cakes in a magazine and was most anxious that her cake should look the same. I did my best to make it as similar as possible, but these cakes are all different and can never look exactly the same. This picture actually shows the back of the cake which is not quite as ornate as the front.