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Category: Novelty Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
I don't do many children's birthday cakes, but I will do 1st birthday cakes, because, let's be honest, they are more for the parents than the child.

When Katie e-mailed me a picture of a sheep cake she wanted I fell in love with it and agreed to make it.

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She was delighted with the result:

"Hi Melanie. I just had to thank you again for the amazing cake. I was just blown away when I looked at it. Thank you so much, It tasted amazing, and looked fantastic, We all had a wonderful day for his 1st Birthday and the cake made it so special, We will definately come back to you for our older sons cakes ! His Birthday is November ! Many thanks again. Katie and James"

Category: Birthday Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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Paul was delighted with the cake he ordered for his wife's 40th birthday. Because it was a bespoke cake I was able to make the label appropriate with 'Chateau Symonds', her date of birth as 'bottled' and the seal with her initial. The cake inside was a gooey chocolate with cointreau and orange filling.

"Hi Melanie,

Just a quick note to say the cake was an outstanding success!!! Everyone loved it!! It was such lovely difference from the bog standard vanilla cakes at most birthdays. There was only a small bit left on the night, which quickly got eaten for breakfast on the Sunday!

Thanks once again.

Category: General
Posted by: Melanie
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This was a confirmation cake for the daughters of a friend of mine. The brief was that she wanted something simple and that their favourite colours were purple and green. I thought that due to their ages they wouldn't want something traditional, so opted for a book shape with funky lettering and a sugar palm cross.
Category: Wedding Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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Here is a really pretty solution to the quandry when a bride or groom really don't like marzipan or icing but still want a centre piece to cut. This is 3 tiers of 4-layer victoria sandwich with butter cream and seedless raspberry jam, dusted with icing sugar and then decorated with new season's English raspberries and strawberries and dainty pink spray roses.

This is delightful for a country style wedding and may look simple, but without any icing to keep the moisture in it has to be very last minute so that it is as fresh as possible.

This cake was for a wedding at Gaynes Park yesterday.
Category: Wedding Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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Louise and Michael sent me this photograph and the following comments about their cake:

Hi Melanie
I would just like to say how beautiful our wedding cake looked on the big day, we were both thrilled with it. It also tasted lovely my husband, guests and I thoroughly enjoyed the mini cakes.

I have attached a photograph of us cutting the top tier.

Thank you again for all your effort.

Kind regards
Louise and Michael