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.
A good friend of mines brother was moving to Australia recently and she asked me to create a cake for his leaving party. I decided to create a suitcase cake with the Australian flag draped across it and stickers representing the UK and Australian …
The cake was made from a 10 x 7 inch chocolate cake covered in brown icing/fondant. Even though the cake has a simple design I love all the details on the case including the straps and buckles, they really made the cake look realistic. Everything on the cake including the stickers and the flag are made from icing/fondant so are completely edible.
I was really happy to make this cake for my friend and I know it was really sad that her brother was leaving, but I wish him all the best in Australia.
I love it when I get returning customers. I created a cake last year for a girls 21st birthday and I was asked by her Mum to create a cake for her graduation celebrations. They wanted a simple cake which had a graduation theme and said how proud they were of her…
The cake was the dome of the graduation cap, and was baked in a large pyrex bowl. I love using the pyrex bowls if I have a cake like this as they come in loads of different sizes and they are slightly flat on the bottom which was perfect for this cake as the flat part of the cap had to sit on top. The square flat part of the cap was created by covering a thick piece of card with black icing/fondant and placing this over the actual cake. The scroll which is placed on the board is made entirely out of icing.
One of the things I like about this cake is the star pattern on the board. This was created using star cutters in different shapes and just pressing these into the icing without going all the way through.
One very exciting thing to happen last year that I want to tell you about was the fact that I completed my first wedding fair at the Detling Wedding Show at the end of October. This was very exciting because I have launched a new company called The Little Touches. This doesn’t replace Cakes by Lynz but is something that is dedicated just to weddings. The Little Touches is a combination of both my loves, design & making cakes, so the main aim of this new venture is to create wedding invitations and designed elements with matching cakes and favours which are uniquely tailor-made to each event.
I will still be putting up all the wedding cake photos on here for you to see, but if you want to take a look at the matching stationery to go with the cakes then head over to The Little Touches website or like the facebook page.
Below are a few images from the show. It was a cold, wet, foggy day and the marquee was a little chilly inside but I think in total we met around 600 couples and with each of them at different stages of their planning and with different ideas and themes it was really great talking to them all. As you can I took along 3 different wedding cakes and a cupcake tower. All the cakes were very different but we had some great feedback and I will put posts up on all the different cakes individually.
I have loved all the cakes I have made, but this is definately the cake I am most proud of, and the cake that has meant the most to me. On June 20th of this year I got married to Alex at the beautiful Westenhanger Castle, in Hythe, Kent and this was our wedding cake…
It was truly the most daunting task coming up with the design for my own cake as I new everyone would be wondering what I would do. I wanted something very simple and traditional where the gumpaste flowers could really show up and be the main focus, and I wanted something tall. This cake was made up of a 5inch fruit cake on the top, 7inch carrot cake, 9inch lemon cake and 11inch chocolate cake on the bottom and each tier was 5 inches in height. Its really hard to visualise in the photos the real height of the cake.
The flowers were all made out of gumpaste and took quite a few hours. Every time I though there might be enough I was very sadly wrong, as I added more and more flowers to the top spray they would just vanish and the gaps were still there to be filled. The flowers were made up of roses in 3 different shades and different sizes, 1 large David Austin style rose, lilacs, freesia buds and dark purple lithianthus which matched the flowers in my bouquet and around the venue.
It was a true pleasure making this cake, and even though it was only finished 2 days before the big day it wasn’t stressful at all making my own cake, which many people thought it would be. When I stacked the cake at home to see what it actually looked like I was so happy. It was exactly what I had wanted for our big day and quite emotional as Alex and I stood back to take a look, this was our cake, which I had been planning for over a year.
I would also like to add that these were some of our official photos and not taken by me but by David Fenwick.