Oct 1, 2014

Brush Embroidery Dome Cupcake Tutorial

I am so excited to share this with you. It has been around a year since I last put up video tutorial, but from today I will be posting 2 video tutorials a month. This video shows you the techniques that I use to create not only my domed cupcakes, but also the brush embroidery detail on the top.

I love these cupcakes, they are so pretty and delicate and can be made in any colour. They look great in pastel colours and can be used for a birthday or as part of a wedding cupcake tower. I have just put the cupcakes into ivory paper lace wrappers…

I really hope you enjoy this tutorial and find it useful. If you do please subscribe to my YouTube channel. Also if you have any comments about anything in the video please just let me know, I would love to hear from you.

Sep 18, 2014

A summer of cakes and going forward…

Wow! What a summer full of cakes. This summer I have had the pleasure of working on so many wedding cakes, it has been amazing. Each one has been totally different and unique to match the amazing wedding themes the Bride and Grooms have had. There have been birdcages, dragons, lilies, cupcakes, lace, ruffles and so much more. I have loved every minute of creating them.

Below are some photos of the different wedding cakes, and there are loads more photos in my wedding cake gallery. I will also be putting up some posts on some of the individual cakes to explain more about them soon…

Over the past two years I have been creating a lot more wedding cakes alongside matching wedding stationery which some of you may have seen with the watermark The Little Touches. I have loved combining both the design and cake making together and it has been fantastic watching The Little Touches grow alongside Cakes by Lynz.

Going Forward…

This summer has been so much fun but also so much work. A huge amount of time goes into making wedding and birthday cakes and combined with the wedding stationery, it has made me think a lot about the future as the workload continues to grow. Going forward I am worried that I don’t have the time needed to dedicate to each cake. It has been a really hard decision for me to make but I have decided to take a break making both wedding and birthday cakes for a while and concentrate on the stationery side of The Little Touches. So unfortunately I am so sorry, but this means that I won’t be taking any new orders for a while.

Although this has been a really hard decision, I really hope that a lot of you reading this will be excited about the plans that I have for Cake by Lynz. I LOVE cake making way too much just to stop doing it so I really want to create more tutorials, explaining how I do each step of the cakes, and hopefully pass on some of my techniques to you.

From the 1st October (so only a few weeks to wait) I will be putting up video tutorials every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. These will be on decorating cakes and cupcakes, creating gumpaste flowers, piping, modelling and so much more. I have so many things I want to share with you and it would be great if you could let me know what you would like to see. I have 4 video tutorials on YouTube at the moment which you can find in my tutorials section of this website. Combined, these have had over 130,000 views which is absolutely amazing and to think of that many people watching my tutorials is mind blowing. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel to ensure you don’t miss any of the tutorial videos I’m planning.

So I really hope that you enjoy all these new videos and I would love for you to let me know what you think. Also I would like to thank everyone who I have made a cake for over the past few years. I have loved every one that I have made and your support and kind words that you have given me is more than I could ever have wished for, and I only hope that you check back to read my blog and see the creations that I make for the videos or just for fun. Thank you x

Jul 9, 2014

Las Vegas Themed Roulette Wheel Cake

I created this cake a few weeks ago for a good friend of mines 30th birthday. I was so excited to create this cake. We had first started to talk about it at the beginning of the year when his wife asked me to help create some invitations for Steve’s surprise party. The invitations and cake were both to be Las Vegas themed…

Both the invitations and cake had the Las Vegas logo as the main focus and brought in the theme with the roulette wheel, the poker chips and the dice. I was so happy with how both the cake and invitations turned out.

The cake was a 10 inch round vanilla sponge which was 3 layers high, making it 5 inches in height. All the parts of the cake were completely edible and the Las Vegas sign was made out of gumpaste. All the poker chips, playing cards which were placed around the side and the sign were hand painted. I think one of my favourite things about this cake was the wood grain around the roulette wheel. I was so happy with how it turned out. I mixed different colours of brown into the icing and stopped before they were completely mixed in leaving this streaky brown pattern which resembled wood grain. I then airbrushed the bottom and top with a darker brown to make it stand out.

The cake and invitations fitted in so well with the party as they had an actual rulette wheel there and I was so happy that Steve liked the cake and I hope he had a fantastic birthday. There are more photos of the cake in my cake gallery and more photos of the invitations at www.thelittletouches.com

Jun 11, 2014

Vintage Cupcake Tower

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to create a vintage style cupcake tower for Rachael & John’s vintage style wedding at the beautiful Chilston Park in Kent. The cupcakes were designed in the same colour palette as the stationery, which included a rose and peony design with hints of ivory, lilac, pale blue and pale pink. The cupcake tower had 5 different style cupcakes and the whole tower had over 150 in total.

The tower was made up of domed cupcakes with handmade roses on the top, domed cupcakes with a brush embroidery design, pillow embossed cucpakes, mini rose cupcakes and mini buttercream swirl cupcakes with little coloured flowers. I loved how all the cupcakes, even though they were all different came together and looked so pretty.

The tower had a 6inch cutting cake on the top which was all fruit cake. I followed the same style as the brush embroidery cupcakes and pipped this all the way around onto the icory icing to tie it all together. The cutting cake was finished off with a large pink handmade gumpaste peony on the top.

I loved how the tower all came together and one of my favour bits were the ivory cupcake wrappers which I added to 50 of the domed cupcakes. The tower looked lovely all set up in the very vintage style setting. I hope Rachael & John had a fantastic day. if you would like to take a look at the matching stationery that I created please take a look at my other website dedicated to all things weddings The Little Touches.

May 10, 2014

Ivory Ruffle Rose Wedding Cake

I had the pleasure to sit down with Laura and Umit whilst they were in the planning stages of their wedding and go through all their ideas. Their wedding was last Saturday at the lovely Orangdry at the Turkey Mill in Maidstone. They had some great ideas and I was so happy to be able to create their invitations, table names, table plan and wedding cake for them…

I was so excited for them to see the cake on the day. The cake was a 3 tier wedding cake made up of a 6 inch carrot cake top tier, 8 inch lemon cake middle tier and 10 inch chocolate bottom tier. The cake was covered in ivory icing and decorated with a ruffle rose design. The cake was then finished off with a thick gold ribbon bow and cute bunting topper which Laura had given me to add on.

I was really pleased with how the ruffles looked and it had a really pretty feel to it. At the venue the cake was placed on a white porcelain cake stand which gave it extra height. It really was a pleasure creating everything for Laura and Umit, they are an amazing couple and I wish them all the happiness as Mr & Mrs Batman.

If you would like to see the wedding invitations, table plan and table names that I created for Laura & umit please take a look at my other website The Little Touches which is dedicated to all the wedding cakes and stationery that I create.