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 little while ago I was asked to create a cake for a true Phantom of the Opera fan. The cake was based on the poster for the stage show with the half face Phantom mask and the red rose…
This was such a fun cake to do as it is such an iconic part of theatre and I wanted to get it right. The cake was a 10inch chocolate cake covered in black icing / fondant. On top sat the iconic mask and red rose, both made out of gumpaste. To create the mask I brough a childs face mask from a local hobby craft shop and using cling film I was able to adapt the mask to have more male features to chow the brow line and the cheak bones. Then using gumpaste I cut out the shape of the half mask and laid it over the top of the adapted plastic mask and left it to go hard.
The rose was also made out of gumpaste and wired up with leaves and a green stem to make it look realistic. This was my favourite part of the cake. I loved how the red rose looked on the black cake, it really stood out. I was so happy with the finished cake and everyone seemed to really like it.
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.
I was asked to create a cake for a lady who was turning 50. The cake was inspired by a design the ladies daughter had found on Flickr. I absolutely love the colours of this cake, the green and pink seemed to go really well together and the whole cake has a very pretty feel to it…
The cake was an 8inch cake on the bottom and a 6inch cake on the top. I love the roses on top with the cascading flowers down the side. The roses are made out of gumpaste and are slightly pinker inside. On top there are 4 large roses in total. I then cut out and added a few extra rose petals to close some of the gaps that weren’t quite filled as the roses came together.
There are some more photos in my cake gallery before the number 50 was added, so check these out.
This was a cake I actually made for myself for a change. At the beginning of June I have a bridal shower / Hen party for my up and coming wedding and I thought it only fitting I mark the occasion with a cake…
The cake was actually quite similar to a cake that I had made the previous year for my birthday, but there’s something about this cake that I really like. The cake was a 6 inch vanilla cake, with white chocolate ganache and a layer of stawberries in the center, which I have to admit tasted quite yum! The difference with this version of the cake was that the ruffles went up as opposed to the last cake where they went down. On the top I decorated it with gumpaste bunting, this matched the pink handmade bunting I had put up around my house. The bunting on the cake read “Almost Married”. The girls all loved the cake and I was really glad that I had made it.