Recently I designed some vintage mini cakes for a wedding show which I was exhibiting in (although I will save that for another post). I wanted to create something that was pretty and delicate using ivories and dusky pinks. Following on from the show I created a set of vintage cupcakes to match the same theme. I think my favourite thing about the mini cakes and the cupcakes is the delicate cameo design which was created using a mold I recently picked up from the International cake show.
The mini cakes are 2.5 inches wide and 3 inches high and feed 1 – 2 people. I love the different styles of cake and how they still seem to belong together. The first mini cake has the mini cameo which is framed with ruffles and has the pearl detail around the bottom. For the second mini cake I wanted it to be really delicate and for the main focus to be the gumpaste rose on the top. The third mini cake has a quilted effect and where each diamond meets a pretty ivory pearl edible bead. I loved this effect and wanted to follow this through onto the cupcake design.
For the cupcakes I started by creating a low dome of buttercream and embossing the dusky pink icing with the quilting tool. I then applied the same cameo design from the mini cake onto a high domed cupcake. I love how the dusky pink comes together with the natural coloured buttercream. There are more pictures of these cakes in my cupcake gallery, or if you would like to see matching wedding stationery then head over to my other website dedicated to all things weddings Thelittletouches.com
A few months ago I meet a lovely couple who were looking for their wedding cake. Last weekend I had the pleasure of delivering their 4 tier cake to Solomons in Tunbridge, Kent ready for their special day. When I arrived the ceremony was taking place in the same room as the wedding breakfast so the bride had chosen for the cake to be set up and on display all day for guests to see.
When I first met the couple they had already designed their wedding invitations, which were red in colour and had 2 hummingbirds, one gold and one cream on the front. After discussing the theme of their wedding and incorporating parts of their invitation I came up with a 4 tier cake design consisting of a 5, 7, 9 and 11 inch cakes, which were all 5 inches in height. The bride and groom wanted red roses on their cake, but also wanted to incorporate the hibiscus flower in a pink to match what the groom was wearing. The flowers were all made out of gumpaste and also the 2 hummingbirds on at the top of the cake which I made in gold and cream to match the ones on the front of the invitation.
The cake was ivory in colour and decorated with 2 different designs. 2 of the tiers had little gold hearts on them, and the other 2 had a hibiscus and hummingbird design which was put onto the cakes with a custom stencil I had made. Both the hearts and the custom patterns were then painted with gold edible paint. I really loved how this cake came together with the different flowers and colours and I hope the couple had a fantastic wedding day.
To see more wedding related cakes and invitations please visit my other website www.thelittletouches.com
I made this cake for a good friend of mines birthday a little while ago. I wanted to create something that was really pretty and feminine. I decided on a giant cupcake as I really wanted to try out a different technique of icing the top than the ones I had used previously…
I was so happy she liked the cake as it was a surprise. The cake itself was vanilla on the bottom and chocolate on the top with corresponding buttercream. The buttercream on the outside was pipped into the rose swirls with the 2D wilton piping tip which is one of my favourites. The gerbera flowers were made out of gumpaste using the PME daisy cutters in 2 sizes for the petals, which I also used to make the shapes on the board. It was really nice having the 2 different shades of pink which I tried to also pick out in the 2 butterflies.
A lady got in touch with me for a cake, but unfortunately she lived too far away in Cornwall so she asked if I could create just the cake topper to go on top of a cake which she could make herself. When she said that she wanted a Postman Pat and Jess cake topper I was very excited to take on this challenge. Postman Pat is very iconic and I knew that I had to get this exactly right else if wouldn’t look like him.
I really enjoyed creating these characters and hope that I did them justice. The models are made out of gumpaste which sets completely solid. I thought this was the safest option considering they were being sent by post. They both have a dowel through them to allow the lady to push this into the cake she makes and secure them. Along with the characters I also made 3 parcels and the boys name also out of gumpaste which can be seen in the photo below.
The hardest part I think was packaging these up to send. I placed the Postman Pat and Jess onto a piece of polystyrene and placed cocktail sticks around then to stop them moving from side to side. I then covered them in tissue paper and lightly wrapped some string to stop then moving upwards. Then came the bubble wrap. I really hope the little boy likes them.
Sunday was Mother’s day in the UK and this meant cupcakes. I was asked by a few people to create some Mother’s day cupcakes for them to give their Mums, and I also made a box for my Mum too…
The theme of the cupcakes was very similar to the best friend cupcakes I made a few months ago. Although I chose to make the Mother’s day ones in yellow and I think it made them have a nice Spring time theme about them. They included little yellow flowers and butterflies plus icing ribbons and plaques which said ‘Happy Mothers Day’.
I really love how these cupcakes look together as a set, but I wanted to make them look more like a gift. I created Happy Mothers day gift tags and wrapped the box in matching yellow ribbon which I think looked really pretty. My Mum was really pleased with her box and I hope she had a lovely Mother’s day.