26 Dec 2010

Christmas Reindeer Cake

This is our families very Rich & Boozy Christmas Fruit Cake.
I left this very late to make
(as always)
but was advised by a flickr/facebook friend
to feed it with a very generous amount of brandy
while it is hot and just out of the oven......
and boy was this cake moist,
I would advise anyone to do the same
if time wasn't on their side.
I then fed the cake with brandy every morning
until it was time to marzipan it.
This deep 7" cake is covered with sugar paste
and decorated with hand cut sugar reindeer's
which are covered with edible silver glitter
and some various sized silver sugar ball scattered here and there!
The ribbons are sheer blue and green
in different widths.
"Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!"

20 Dec 2010


This is just part of a Wedding order for two lovely clients,
Leigh & Josephine.
A very appropriate theme for the current weather I think!
The order was for a 3 tier (stacked) cake
and matching cupcakes,
but as this was to be collected and taken all the way up to Leeds
I sent the cake as three separate tiers
so it could be put together and set up at the venue
by the very helpful head chef and caterers.
Unfortunately I haven't got any photos of
the set-up as yet, but hopefully have some soon.
The above photos show the top tier of the cake
which is covered in white fondant,
with some embossing on the front side,
which is highlighted with painted white/pearl lustre,
various sized sugar snowflakes (covered with magic sparkles)
and royal icing piped dots.
The cupcakes have half covered with embossing and highlighted
and the other half, plain with the snowflakes.
flavours of cakes were:
Top tier: Chocolate sponge with chocolate ganache
Middle tier: Chocolate/orange sponge with choc/orange ganache
Bottom tier: Zesty lemon sponge with lemon buttercream
Cupcakes: Chocolate sponge with chocolate/orange ganache.

4 Dec 2010


Fairy Peppa Pig (3D) Cake
Peppa was made for the little girl Suzy who lives nextdoor to me
.......she is absolutely obsessed with Peppa Pig
and her mum wanted me to make her
a 3D cake for her 2nd Birthday.
The cake is vanilla sponge with buttercream,
the wand is a lollipop cookie with her age on
..........and with fairy dust (magic sparkles) everywhere.
Cake board is a 12 inch round.
The bottom picture is of some lollipop cookies made to
co-ordinate with the wand.
Everybody loved this as did Suzy

29 Nov 2010

Snowmen & Christmas Tree Cookies

Christmas Cookies

Shortbread Cookies cut in the shape of Christmas Trees and Snowmen
covered with sugarpaste and hand scored to give
extra detailing.

These cookies were made for friends as we were visiting them after
school today and as it's that time of year I
just had to make some festive treats!
....any excuse!

14 Nov 2010


Can you imagine the squeals of delight
when I was asked to make another Little Miss (Mr Men) cake....
but this time being "Little Miss Sunshine!"
they are all so very cute!
This is a Vanilla & Chocolate layer cake
cut to a size of 6.5 x 7" and covered in sugarpaste/fondant
and placed on a 12" cake board.


I was asked to recreate the "Vintage Sewing Machine"
I made a while back as was very pleased to do so!
I am really pleased with the result
and thinking it is actually better than the first one I made.
If you can recall the actual sewing machine part is Polystyrene
covered in sugarpaste (fondant)
and decorated to resemble the machine.
This is placed on a 3mm cake board which can be
removed and if wished....saved.
The machine box part is cake,
"Zesty Lemon Sponge sandwiched together
with Lemon Buttercream.
and placed on a 12" x 14" cake board.

6 Nov 2010



This is the new Wedding Display Cake I have made to go in http://www.susansofgosport.co.uk/ and if you live in the Hampshire area drop by Gosport and you will be able to view this and see how elegant this looks for real. Also have a look at the extensive selection of Wedding and Prom dresses........she has everything you could wish for and more......

This cake has deep tiers for the top and middle and standard depth for the bottom tier, but would look amazing no matter what depth each tier was.

Double covered with ivory sugarpaste for a clean finish and trimmed with ivory sugarpaste trim and ribbon which could be any colour to match your wedding colour/theme.

To finish the simplicity design, a sugar Magnolia is added and sligtly dusted with lustre (although on the photo the lighting gives it quite a glossy look) and the flower centre has some magic sparkles sprinkled on for a slight jewelled finish.

1 Nov 2010


I had two separate orders for this last weekend
and they were both for "Guitar Cakes!"
...what are the chances?
The Top guitar was made to look like the clients
son's own Yamaha Guitar so this was airbrushed for the effect,
I remembered at the last minute to put the
Yamaha writing and symbol on the Machine Head part
literally just before they rang the doorbell to pick the cake up,
unfortunately I didn't get any photos of that
but pleased with the photo's I have got anyway!
This particular cake was Chocolate sponge with
Chocolate Buttercream covered in sugar paste/fondant
and all the detailing is edible.
The bottom cake (photographed above)
was a Vanilla Sponge & Buttercream
and made almost identical but you will probably recognise it
from a cake I made quite a while back,
so this one is a replica of that.
Both cakes were set on a 24" x 14" Cake Board
For Prices see
under Celebration Cakes

23 Oct 2010

Walking Boot cake

65th Walking Boot Cake.
Within this cake I had to incorporate 4 children,
to represent the grandchildren,
a destroyer naval ship, cricket bat & ball
and a blue & white striped footy scarf.
Everything here is edible.
The cake itself is Zesty Lemon with Lemon Buttercream.
All placed on a 14" square Cake Board.

18 Oct 2010

Double Chocolate Cupcakes

So........I know the photo isn't the best quality,
but lets face it, when the cupcakes taste really good
......who cares!!!
I made these from one of my cake recipes
and wanted to find out if they worked well as cupcakes!
the answer to that one is "OH YES!!!"
The dark chocolate sponge tastes really chocolatey
and yet so light in texture,
each one is covered in a thick layer of
chocolate glaze and when it's set it's still soft,
firm but soft!
and as for the taste, well.....my best yet!
sooo pleased with these!
Now all we have to do is eat them!
Oh my poor waistline!........tut, never mind lol!

16 Oct 2010

Vintage Pearl & Rose Wedding Cake

This 3 tier Wedding cake would look gorgeous
at any wedding with a vintage theme.
Each tier has double the thickness of any regular cake
( I think looks a lot better for this style)
 has sugarpaste pearls around each base as a boarder
and the middle tier is completely covered in
sugarpaste strings of pearls
......of which I don't mind sharing with you,
"they took forever!!!"
but the result is well worth it.

The pearls are painted with a golden pearl lustre
& finished off with various sized roses in a graded peach colour.

10 Oct 2010

Masquerade Cupcake Tower

Masquerade Themed 40th Party
This order was placed as a surprise for the clients wife,
obviously she knew about the party
but he wanted to order her some cakes to tie in with the theme.
He already mentioned he liked the look of the
coconut covered cupcakes and more or less left the design up to me,
so this is what was designed.
The top cutting cake is a 6" Vanilla Sponge
with Rosewater Buttercream,
covered in white fondant.
The large Mask Topper is Sugar,
handcut and crafted, airbrushed and painted in Blue & silver
with a sugar flower and finished off with feathers with embellishments.
The cupcakes are a variety of
Vanilla sponge covered with coconut and topped with
a double bloom.
Chocolate cupcakes and Zesty Lemon cupcakes
are fondant covered with a single sugar mask
individually airbrushed then hand painted.
I got a message from the client this morning saying that the cakes were a great success!
I am so pleased, as these were a joy to make,
yes, they took me absolutely ages
but the result was well worth it!
For Prices go to

9 Oct 2010

Cupcake Donation

The cupcakes above were donated to go into a raffle for a Charity event
that is happening tonight in Gosport Hampshire, UK
organised by Hayley (owner of "Susans of Gosport")
where raised funds will be going to Gosports
 "Harbour Cancer Support Centre"
Here's hoping it's a really good night!

These very voluptuous cupcakes are
Light and moist Vanilla Sponge
with a more than generous helping of creamy rosewater buttercream
all covered in a circle of fondant (some embossed)
and topped with either Dogwoods or a single large Bloom.

1 Oct 2010

Gosport Lifeboat Cake #2

I was asked to make another Gosport Lifeboat cake,
and guess what....this one is for a Jonathan aswell!
How funny!
A lovely family, they found the boat cake online
whilst looking for some kind of inspiration...
they said they couldn't believe it when they saw that
I was in the same town as they!
Good for them and good for me ;0)
The cake is a light vanilla sponge with buttercream
covered with fondant.
The waves on the board are fondant with royal icing.
Cake measures 8"x10"
and just over 3 inches deep (not including the centre piece)
All Edible