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Category: Wedding Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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www.ferriscakes.co.uk

This cake was fabulous for a winter wedding. This amazingly generous bride and groom had a 5 tier cake, not because they had a big weddng but because they gave away all the tiers to various churches and other groups they were members of. In fact they asked for another separate tier to be made and decorated the same as their wedding cake just so they could give it to the members of a club they belonged to. This wedding was at Prested Hall in Essex this December.

Category: Birthday Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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www.ferriscakes.co.uk

This chocolate birthday cake consists of 3 layers of chocolate sponge, drizzled with a mixture of orange juice and cointreau, and layered with chocolate ganache and orange curd, coated in chocolate ganache with white chocolate cigarillos round the sides. The top has white chocolate fans with a white chocolate heart in the middle. In addition there are white chocolate handmade roses and chocolate hearts to decorate.

Category: Novelty Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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www.ferriscakes.co.uk

This is the second grand piano birthday cake I have made. The other one was a bit more 'Elton John' in royal blue with silver stars.

The lady who commissioned this one was very pleased:

Dear Melanie

I just wanted to write to say how pleased I was with the cake you made for my brother's 65th birthday i.e. a grand piano. It was absolutely delicious and everybody commented on how artistic it was. You really are an exceptionally gifted cake maker and I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone else.

With kind regards

Vivienne
Category: Wedding Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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www.ferriscakes.co.uk

Royal Icing is a skill I learned at college and I love to do it to keep my hand in. It is the icing that is spread on, like plaster really, and then smoothed over. As long as glycerine is added to the icing it is not very hard and the icing layer is very thin, unlike the sugarpaste/fondant icing which is rolled out and laid on. Because it takes several days to build up the necessary layers royal icing has to be put on fruit cakes, as sponge cakes would not keep fresh. There are not so many cake makers able to do royal icing as sugarpaste so clients do come specifically to me for this.

This is what Sam and Paul thought of their cake:

"Dear Melanie,

Paul and I would like to thank you for the most fantastic wedding cake. Not only did it look stunning and have that all important WOW factor, it tasted simply divine.

A lot of our guests commented on how lovely it looked and tasted also.

Many thanks again.

Best wishes

Sam and Paul Horncastle"


Category: General
Posted by: Melanie
White Ceramic Pedestal Cake Stand.JPG
www.ferriscakes.co.uk

I bought this cake stand as it has become very fashionable to display wedding cakes on a pedestal stand. It makes any wedding cake look delicate and dainty, and gives smaller cakes more impact, but it needs to be robust as cakes can be very heavy. This is available for hire like my other stands.

Category: General
Posted by: Melanie
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www.ferriscakes.co.uk

This 4-tier metal cake stand belongs to the Chelmsford Branch of the British Sugarcraft Guild. The cakes can be displayed spiralling down from smallest to the largest, as shown, or the chrome posts can be moved around for a different height display. It can also display the cakes slanted at 45 degrees. The same rates and terms apply as for my metal stands, but the hire fee goes to the Guild.
Category: General
Posted by: Melanie
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www.ferriscakes.co.uk

Here is another arrangement to show how the water fountain can look. This time without the bridge and stairs but with a bride and groom on top.
Category: General
Posted by: Melanie
Cake Fountain and Stand.JPG
www.ferriscakes.co.uk

This weekend, with the enthusiastic help of my daughter, I have finally got round to setting up and photographing some of the stands I have for hire.

This stand consists of a Wilton water fountain, a choice of 2 kinds of white pillars, and the base and top plate that they slot into. This makes an amazing stand to show off your wedding cake. To go the whole way and have the bridge and stairs as well takes a minimum of 7 cakes (or dummies).
Category: Birthday Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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www.ferriscakes.co.uk

Here we have some birthday cupcakes. My customer did not know which she liked best so chose 3 different styles, white sugarpaste with pink butterflies and blossoms, cream buttercream with pink handmade sugar roses and pink dragees, and pink buttercream with shimmery pink balls and edible pink hearts. Definitely girly.
Category: Wedding Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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www.ferriscakes.co.uk

This was a small black and white cake made in the style of the helterskelter cakes I specialise in, but using sugar icing insead of chocolate icing. To get a proper white it has to be sugar as white chocolate is really a creamy colour. Black and white is a popular 'colour scheme' and is vey smart. It was tiny as it was a small wedding, so the bottom tier was only 8" diameter. Nevertheless it would make a good 50 1" finger portions. To give it more impact it is displayed on a pedestal stand.