Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Pilot Cupcakes

Airline themed cupcakes

These cupcakes were made for a pilot's birthday. The toppers are all modelled from sugarpaste icing and include planes, hat, flight case and Monarch airlines logo.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Horse cake and cupcakes

I was asked to make a horse themed cake for a girls birthday party recently. I presented a few different options and the one that they chose had little sugarpaste figurines modelled on the two horses that the birthday girl rides with matching cupcakes.

Horse themed birthday cake with matching cupcakes

 The cupcakes were vanilla cupcakes with a vanilla buttercream and were used as the party favours and packed up in cupcake pods.

Horse cupcakes

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Teddy bear cake

I really loved making this cake and was quite sad to say goodbye to him!
Alfie bear is made from chocolate mud cake with vanilla buttercream frosting for his fur.
Happy 1st Birthday Alfie - hope you had a great day! x

Monday, 18 June 2012

Three tier white wedding cake

This three-tier white wedding cake was delivered to Warwick House in Southam last week. The design was created by the bride to compliment their wedding scheme and I turned the design into reality. Each tier is a different flavour sponge, covered in white sugarpaste icing with very pale liberty blue and lemon chiffon detailing. The little bride and groom figurines were made by the bride and looked so cute x 

Congratulations to a lovely couple!

Monday, 11 June 2012

Pink peony wedding cake

A three-tier wedding cake covered in pale pink sugarpaste icing, decorated with pale pink ribbons and handmade pale pink sugar peonies. I love peonies and think they make a very elegant looking wedding cake.

I also took a picture with just one peony on the cake which I think also looks really effective too.

Friday, 1 June 2012

Suitcases wedding cake with Scuba divers

A scuba diving themed wedding cake!
This was great fun to make. The bride and groom are both scuba divers and wanted this reflected in their wedding cake.

The suitcase labels were personalised with their married names and the location of their honey moon.
The white and cerise pink colour complimented the wedding colour scheme perfectly.

The cake set up at Nailcote Hall in Warwickshire.

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Three tier, square, ivory wedding cake with fresh flowers

Each tier of this wedding cake contains 4 layers of chocolate mud cake filled with chocolate buttercream. The cake was covered in an ivory sugarpaste and given a light covering of pearl lustre spray.

The flowers for the cake were provided by Butterfly Flowers Wedding and Events Florist. Take a look at the table centre pieces they made too. I love the huge martini glass style vase!

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

UGG bag cake

This UGG bag cake was made from chocolate mud cake and has credit cards, keys and keyring, lip gloss and nail varnish spilling out from the bag all modelled from sugarpaste.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Diamond Jubilee cupcakes

Here in the UK, the Queen started her official Diamond Jubilee celebrations back in March, beginning with a Nationwide tour. Now the country is gearing up for a 4 day weekend to celebrate with official events including the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant, the Big Lunch and the BBC Concert at Buckingham Palace. Schools, shops, pubs and High streets are all proudly displaying union jacks and there is a buzz in the air (no doubt helped by the fact that the summer has now arrived!)

The cake making profession has also been gearing up for this celebration and there have been some incredible works of art produced ......

The Military caterers created an amazing 3 tier cake with a replica of the Queen's coronation crown on top all modelled from icing which was presented to the Queen at the Diamond Jubilee parade and muster at Windsor Castle on the 19th May.

Dr Oetker teamed up with food artist Prudence Staite to create a portrait of the Queen using 2,012 cupcakes

The military caterers spent 500 hours producing their cake and the cupcake portrait took around 300 hours .... works of art like this are unlikely to be recreated for the average street party! So I've come up with some cupcake ideas that require no particular cake decorating skills or specialist icings, colourings or equipment which will hopefully provide some inspiration for your street party this weekend. Everything I have used is available from your local supermarkets or shops.

I baked a dozen vanilla cupcakes and topped with vanilla buttercream as these are my personal favourite. The cupcake cases I used are from Marks and Spencer, but there are lots of Jubilee themed cases around at the moment.

Add crown cupcake picks - these came with the Marks and Spencer cupcake cases.

Add flag cupcake picks - these ones came from Lakeland.

And now for the healthy ones! ..... Add fruit. I opted for blueberries and strawberries as these looked the nicest in the supermarket yesterday morning, but raspberries would work really well too.

Marks and Spencer also had some "white chocolate sprinklies" that I placed on a couple of cupcakes. These are large white chocolate buttons with sprinkles on top.

Then place the cupcakes randomly on a cupcake stand or plate and voila!

Now stand back and admire your work for a moment ... then enjoy!

A big thank you to Linda Scannell Photography for the amazing photographs taken yesterday.

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Mario Cupcakes

These Super Mario cupcakes were made for the school cake sale. All money from the cake sale goes to buy new IT equipment for the school - so its such a great cause.

The toppers are all made from sugarpaste and include Mario, Luigi, Piranha plant, Goomba (my personal favourite!)and they are sitting on top of vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting.

Friday, 25 May 2012

LEGO Star Wars cake

This cake was made for a little boy celebrating his 7th birthday. This LEGO star wars cake has LEGO minifigure style characters all modelled from sugarpaste including Yoda, Darth Vader, Anakin, Obi Wan Kenobi and a Storm trooper.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Louis Vuitton handbag cake

This cake was made to celebrate a 21st birthday and was great fun to make.
The birthday girl celebrated with a Louis Vuitton handbag cake, Jimmy Choo shoes and Tiffany gift box all modelled from sugarpaste icing.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Gruffalo cake

I love Julia Donaldson's books and the Gruffalo is a particular favourite so I was so excited when I was asked to make a 3D Gruffalo cake for a little boys birthday.
Its chocolate mudcake with chocolate buttercream inside, covered in chocolate sugarpaste.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Purple Bow Wedding Cake

This wedding cake was made to compliment the bride and grooms purple and ivory colour scheme. Inside is chocolate mudcake with chocolate buttercream, covered with an ivory sugarpaste with a hint of sparkle. Purple and ivory sugarpaste ribbons and bows, with diamante brooches complete this classic wedding cake. This was delivered on a beautiful day last summer to Nailcote Hall in Warwickshire.

Monday, 21 May 2012

Harry Potter birthday cake

I have got very behind with my blog and have not posted any of my recent cake pictures .... so I've made a resolution to catch up! So firstly, here is a cake I made for a Harry Potter fan for his 7th birthday. The cake is complete with Harry Potter's wand and glasses, Hogwarts scarf, the sorting hat, golden snitch and Dobby the house elf.