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Category: Wedding Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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This lovely couple had a Beauty and the Beast themed wedding (with a little Alice in Wonderland thrown in). They brought me the topper, a special edition Disney Beauty and the Beast, and had designed the wedding cake to suit it, with drapes similar to those on the dress and red roses, as in the story. A fairy tale wedding indeed.

Category: Birthday Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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This little boy was into Star Wars Lego, very specific, so I spent several fun hours modelling Star Wars characters in Lego out of sugar. It was quite complicated as they are small, but with lots of detail. My favourite was Yoda, possibly because he is quite sweet. Even out of sugar Darth Vader was scary. This took the idea of a bespoke cake further than most children's birthday cakes.
Category: General
Posted by: Melanie
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I have had a few of these 'sweet' little commissions. They are giant lovehearts for the top of a wedding cake with the name of the bride and groom and their wedding date. They are made of sugar with kebab sticks so they can stand upright in the cake. The lettering is in royal icing. These had to be posted to the West Country and Lucy has let me know that they arrived safely.
Category: Chocolate Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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Just one cake again last week, a chocolate wedding cake, with different chocolate cigarillos fencing in a layer of Thornton's Chocolates. My gluten free chocolate cake is a very moist soufflé cake which involves folding in egg whites to a rich base containing ground almonds. Delicious. This was for a wedding at Leez Priory on Sunday.
Category: Birthday Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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Only one cake last week, but for a very special occasion. This is the first time I have made a birthday cake for a 100th birthday. There was a spray of sugar roses, lily of the valley, blossoms and eucalyptus leaves on top, with an apricot sugar ribbon round the side.