Thursday, 3 May 2012

Pattie Boyd photo shoot

Pattie Boyd very kindly photographed my latest cake; believe it or not this is all chocolate.


Monday, 30 April 2012

Mountain cake for a 50th birthday

This cake was inspired by the Romanian holiday home (perched high on top of a mountain) belonging to the birthday boy

Striped chocolate cake

A while back I attended a fantastic two-day workshop at Fair Cake and learnt to wrap cakes in super thin sheets of chocolate...this was the result


Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Pattie Boyd photographs of Designer Handbag Cake

The wonderfully talented Pattie Boyd recently took some photographs of the designer handbag cake I made on the Fair Cake workshop with Kaysie Lackey; I'm absolutely delighted by the results.





Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Designer handbag cake with flamboyant silky pink ribbon

I am the proud owner of an over-sized pink handbag; it almost seems a shame to eat it. It's the result of a course taught by the incredibly talented (and Food Network Champion) Kaysie Lackey of The People's Cake at Fair Cake's new Vanilla Workshop.


Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Seriously lemony birthday cake covered with yellow and orange flowers

This cake is a lemon sponge, soaked with lemon syrup (with just a dash of limoncello), filled with lemon buttercream and lemon curd...seriously zingy!



Saturday, 27 August 2011

Three Tier White Wedding Cake with Pearl Border and Fresh Flowers

I made this cake for Laetisia and Stuart for their wedding in Oxford. The bride and groom had an Alice in Wonderland / tea party theme and the cake was cut on a boat after the ceremony.

I wanted to make cake that would fit the look and feel of the day but also be easy for the best man to transport from London to Oxford and then really straight forward for the wedding party to assemble.

The bottom tier was a light fruit cake and the top two tiers were vanilla sponge filled with strawberry jam and vanilla butter cream.




Feedback from the bride: "Thank you so, so much for the beautiful cake, we loved it! It looked so beautiful and tasted gorgeous and the bridesmaids managed to put the flowers onto the cake just before everyone arrived!"




Friday, 12 August 2011

Indian-inspired ruby wedding anniversary cake for my parents-in-law

Last weekend my parents-in-law celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. Many friends and family took part in party; cousins sang, friends performed Indian classical music, Mihir prepared a slide show of photos of their forty years of marriage....My contribution was the cake - a two-tiered, masala tea-infused fruit cake. The paisley border decoration was inspired by the beautiful ruby sari my mother-in-law wore for the party.


Thursday, 11 August 2011

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Designer make-up bag cake with sparkly red nail varnish

This cake is for a make-up crazy 18 year old, to help her celebrate her landmark birthday in some serious style. The cake itself is a rich dark chocolate cake, filled with chocolate ganache and raspberry jam, covered in chocolate buttercream and then sugarpaste.