Category: Novelty Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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Category: Novelty Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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Category: Novelty Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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A client wanted a guitar cake for her husband's 50th birthday, but not just any guitar, it had to be a black and white Fender Stratocaster. She even researched the pictures for me and a set of work in progress pictures of one already made. As a personal touch her husband's name was written where Fender would usually be written in the 'fender' type font. The cake was 28" in length and I had to have a piece of plywood especially cut (by Mr Andrew Ferris) to put it on.
Category: Novelty Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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This 12" square sponge cake was for the 50th birthday of a swimming teacher. I made the large 50 out of a marbled greeny/blue sugar paste and then spread piping gel on it to give a water effect. The cake drum was covered with the same sugarpaste while the cake was left white for contrast. There are 8 little swimmers doing various strokes, or just hanging on the side of the pool having a chat. It was rather sweet and effective.
Category: Novelty Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
At one time the only cakes that babies had to celebrate their arrival were Christening Cakes. Now I do not only Christening/Baptism Cakes, but Naming Day Cakes, Baby Reveal Cakes and Baby Shower Cakes.

The cake below was for a baby shower, and was a lemon sponge cake made into a building block, iced in white with blue edging and Baby T on the front, with modelled pink sugar converse trainers. The blue and pink combination was because the new mum-to-be didn't yet know the gender of her baby.

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Category: Novelty Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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Back in the summer I had a commission for a wedding cake, very elegant, 3-tiers with a celtic knot piped round the sides and sugar calla lilies. Although this was what the bride wanted and the groom agreed, he secretly wanted some chocolate cake and a bride and groom model. They must have talked about it to the parents because a few days later the mother-in-law contacted me and asked me to make a surprise grooms cake, that incorporated their hobby of walking, a bride and groom in walking gear and his passion for chocolate cake. She supplied me with pictures of the couple posed against a standing stone. So the standing stone became the cake.

What a lovely, and delicious, extra wedding present.
Category: Novelty Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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This was a huge cake (the champagne bottle is life size) and great fun to make. It was chocolate cake inside, six layers in all, with chocolate ganache and orange curd between each layer, the ice cubes were Fox's Glacier Mints and even the cloth was made of sugar.
Category: Novelty Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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I was asked to make a particular favourite handbag for a 21st birthday cake. I took a picture of the original (below) when the client visited and then made it in cake.What a fun commission!

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Category: Novelty Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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This cake was entirely designed by the bride herself. She came to me with an idea and photographs. She was married in Las Vegas, out in the desert, and wanted the sides of the cake to be hand painted desert scenes. Apparently there are no cacti there so the traditional image of the three-pronged cactus is wrong, just brush and red earth with grey hills in the background.

On top I made a sugar 'Welcome to Las Vegas' sign, and the bride provided a glamorous 'Wilton' bride and groom. I delivered the cake to the post-wedding party at The Ivory Rooms in Billericay, Essex.
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Posted by: Melanie
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On Wednesday I had a lovely day at a workshop making little modelled animals to go on cupcakes. The course was led by Ann Pickard, a well known sugar model maker. I had a dozen at the end and I have displayed them on a cupcake stand in my window. I think my favourite is the sheep, but they are all cute in their own way.