My stepmum Yvonne's parents celebrate their Golden Wedding anniversary this weekend and Yvonne asked me to help her make their cake.
They were after a simple iviry iced cake with gold flowers on top. Yvonne and i baked a moist vanilla sponge filled with 2 layers of jam and buttercream. We the iced with ivory fondant and finished with sugarpaste roses sprayed gold, ribbons and an iced board. A diamonte 50 crowned the cake and gave a touch of sparkle.
It had the classic, simple style Tony & Val were after and tasted delicious. Congratulations, here's to 50 more!
Yesterday was the big day - Dan and Leanne became Mr and Mrs Moynihan! It was also the culmination of a month of sugarcraft and baking.
The day went off so well despite the weather and the happy couple looked amazing. The cupcakes and Victoria sponge stack were a hit and there was not a trace of cake left at the end of the night. I even witnessed a scissor, paper, stones fight over the last cupcake...
Big thanks to Leanne and Dan for my lovely gift. I hope you have a lifetime of happiness together.
I will blog more this week about some of the challenges and tricks which came up in the last stages of the wedding but for now i am completely caked out so here's some pictures...
PS. hello to Jon who i discovered is secretly my biggest blog fan!
I have started making handmade flowers and bows for 90 cupcakes for a friend's wedding in July. I am starting on the white flowers and so far have made some small 6 petal roses, some squiggly ribbon roses and some small filler flower shells. I have also made bulbs which will form the struture for some larger 10 petal statement roses.
The theme is vintage so we are going for pale pink and pale green colours to contast with the white. I have a month to make them all so i need to be very focused and fast to get them ready in time.
The main wedding cake is very special and can only be made the night before the wedding at the very earliest - keep an eye out for the blog post reveal!
Back from our second wedding of the year. This one was in Suffolk at a beautiful venue called Hengrave Hall.
The wedding colours were yellow and white and the room was beautifully decorated with daisy and gerbera flowers inside bird cages.
The cake was made by Aunt of the bride, Pauline (who also made my wedding cake) It was a white 2 tier cake with small daisies around the tier and a comical topper but what really caught my attention was these beautiful daisy cupcakes.
The giant handmade daisy sugarpaste toppers looked stunning and i was so impressed with how bright and yellow the papercases stayed - no signs of oil seeping through or discolouration!
The cakes were presented on a perspex stand on top of a white grand piano! In the beautifully decorated room they looked stunning.
Mother's Day is here! I got a wonderful card and necklace from Eloise and i decided to make my Mummy some yummy cakes.
Lemon cake is my Mum's favourite so they were lemon sponge with lemon icing. The design was a simple garden with the icing piped green and little sugar blossoms on top. A sprinkle of glitter finished them off. They would also have looked nice at easter with little piles of mini eggs stacked up and some baby chicks on the grass!
You may have spotted my new favourite item the metallic cupcake cases making an appearance again!
Love you Mum xx
Eloise's first birthday party was the perfect excuse to make a cake! I went for a two tiered pink theme with a striped bottom tier, sugarpaste flowers and a little sparkly fairy on top.
I added 2 dozen cupcakes to the display with co-ordinating decoration. I was dissapointed with the result of the gingham check cupcake cases as the mixture showed through a lot and obsured the pattern - i will not be using them again (They were from Hobbycraft)
The cake took far longer than expected resulting in a 3am finish but it looked great on the day and tasted good too!
I have been asked to make cupcakes for a friend's wedding in July. The theme is vintage chic and i thought i would look online to get some inspiration.
I came across a cupcake course at Cakeology in Raynes Park, Wimbledon and the brief couldn't have been more perfect. I knew of the shop as my Dad and Brother fitted the electrics when it opened this time last year. So i decided to book onto the course and here are the results. The bride is really pleased and wants exactly the same for her wedding.
Plus it was my first go at royal icing!! Hence why the piped lines are a bit splodgy!!!
You can book onto courses at www.cakeology.net
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