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Category: Wedding Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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This was a last minute wedding cake I made for the end of January. It is 2-tiers, in vanilla sponge, and carrot cake. The roses and blossoms are made of sugarpaste and the tendrils piped in royal icing.

As it was just two tiers the bride and groom also hired a pedestal stand to give it some height. It was for a wedding at Five Lakes in Essex.
Category: Chocolate Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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You can't get much more chocolately than chocolate cake, chocolate ganache filling and coating, chocolate cigarillos round the sides, chocolates on top and even two chocolate hearts with the name of the bride and groom on. Oh, and did I mention chocolates on the cake board.
Category: Chocolate Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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This was a large chocolate orange birthday cake, to serve as dessert. 12 inches square with alternate white, milk and plain chocolate cigarillos, milk and white chocolate ruffles, strawberries dipped in milk chocolate, and other fresh fruits nestling among the ruffles. All for Mark's 50th birthday.
Category: Wedding Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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This was a wedding cake I did for a bride at Gaynes Park, near Epping in Essex in October. It has a tier each of pink and purple hearts, pink and purple stripes and pink and purple spots.

The bride was very pleased, she e-mailed me to say:

"Thank you so much for the beautiful cake , it tasted lovely and everyone commented on how pretty it was."

17/01: Rabbit Plaque

Category: General
Posted by: Melanie
We moved house back in October and while we were clearing out I found this plaque that I had made while doing my City and Guilds Sugarcraft Course in 1995.

It was inspired by a 1st birthday card that I had received (over 50 years ago) with the rabbits, mice etc, but they were indoors, so I did a Spring country background based on a 'Diary of an Edwardian Country Lady' calendar.

Unfortunately, the edge had suffered from the damp causing a squirrel to dissolve, but I took a picture before throwing it away, so that I have a record of a very time-consuming labour of love.

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Category: Birthday Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
It was my daughter, Hannah's, 11th birthday yesterday. We had been watching a Lindy Smith DVD with lots of gorgeous ideas for wonky cakes and so Hannah decided that was what she wanted for her birthday cake this year. She designed it herself in her favourite colours of blue and green, and this evening we have decorated it. She did at least half of the work herself.

I took several shots as it is different all the way round.

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Category: Wedding Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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This was a large (6-tier) helterskelter cake I made at the end of November. It comes in a box 18" x 18 x 26", which is too big for a Seat Ibiza, as the client collecting it found to their consternation. In the end the cake had to travel without its box.

The cake itself was vanilla sponge, with vanilla buttercream and seedless raspberry jam and covered in white icing. The decoration was white icing fans, and roses dipped in rainbow dust silver glitter. The cake looked stunning
Category: General
Posted by: Melanie
Crondon Park in Stock in Essex are having a wedding open day on Saturday. The Hall and ceremony room will be dressed as for a wedding if you want to look round, and various suppliers will be there to show you what they can provide.

I will be there with some mock-up cakes for you to see, my portfolios and some cake samples to taste. Or if you would rather see me on a more intimate footing give me a ring or e-mail me to make a private appointment.

01277 840911 melanie@ferriscakes.co.uk