Category: Birthday Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
20161023-disney_princess_castle_cake.jpg

This client often gives me an opportunity to make the kind of cake that I wouldn't normally (as primarily a wedding cake maker), and this one was deceptively simple. Two tiers of sponge with added crenulations and pastillage towers, turrets and flags. The client provided the Disney princesses. Great fun to do.
Category: Birthday Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
20161019-rose_ombre_1.jpg

20161019-rose_ombre_2.jpg

20161019-rose_ombre_3.jpg

This was such a pretty commission I had earlier this month, for an occasion where three ladies were celebrating their birthdays together. Three separate but matching cakes, in chocolate, strawberry and lemon, with striped layers in matching colours inside, and graduated colour piped buttercream roses up the sides and on top. They looked so pretty displayed together.
Category: Birthday Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
20160310-tiffany_box_birthday_cake.jpg
Category: Birthday Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
20160226-handbagcake.jpg
Category: Birthday Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
20150712-100th_birthday_cake_with_pink_roses.jpg

This is one of the 3 commissions I had this week. All of them very exciting.

Congratulations Mary

I am really enjoying making these pink chocolate roses with colour graduated petals. It went down well at the party:

Dear Melanie
Just to say your cake was fantastic - a great success at Mary’s party yesterday evening.
Many thanks.
Best regards
Category: Birthday Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
20150608-buttercream_rose_swirl_cake.jpg

This cake was a gift from a husband to wife for her 60th Birthday (although he was very quick to tell me that she neither acted nor looked 60). She chose a two tone buttercream rose swirl cake, with additional sugarpaste flowers and her name on the board. Julia was kind enough to post a review on my facebook page telling me it was beautiful.
Category: Birthday Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
20150602-bicycle_and_mountain_scene_applique_cake.jpg

This was a lovely cake to make. I was given free rein to create a cake for a lady that loved cycling and mountains. I have been doing a textile design course for a year now and decided to replicate on the cake what I might do if I were doing an applique collage. So I layered up the scenery in different coloured sugarpaste and then added a painted bicycle, and sheep, clouds, trees and flowers, all using the same basic shape. I loved it and, luckily, so did my client.
Category: Birthday Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
20150305-breakfast_at_tiffany_cake.jpg

This was lovely theme for a special birthday. Sponge inside and everything is edible, from the pearls, hand painted picture, ribbon and bow, and tissue paper.
Category: Birthday Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
20150210-pink_roses_birthday_cake.jpg

This very simple, classic birthday cake has a spray of handmade white sugar roses dusted with pink edges, lily of the valley, and blossoms and leaves.

Category: Birthday Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
20150204-wonky_birthday_cake.jpg

I made this cake for a friend's daughter's 18th birthday. Two tiers of sponge cake with white sugarpaste and lilac and purple decoration.