A birthday cake for a drummer. Chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream. Gumpaste cymbal and drumsticks.
For Nathan’s first birthday I created this cake, based on inspiration photos from his parents. Bottom tier is chocolate cake, top tier is lemon and raspberry. Hand-painted gumpaste “pages” and modelling chocolate caterpillar.
A wedding cake for John and Demi. Gumpaste butterflies. Bottom tier: Vanilla; middle tier: strawberry; top tiers: chocolate.
I made this using left-over batter as a proof-of-concept cake for the wedding cake I have coming up. Ivory sugarpaste with gumpaste butterfly cascade.
A cake for a friend’s son’s first birthday, inspired by Iced Indulgences cake. Chocolate and strawberry cakes, covered in sugarpaste and decorated with modelling chocolate figures.
Handcut gumpaste orchids on a 4″ fruitcake for my mum’s birthday.
For Andrew’s birthday he requested a cake to take into the office, and one for at home. I’d just been to a workshop on how to use tempered chocolate, so I decided to put my new knowledge to use and made some flowers out of tempered white chocolate. The large cake for the office was a 12″ vanilla cake, made as a practise for the wedding cake I have coming up. Little cake was a 4″ strawberry cake. Both covered with dark chocolate ganache.
For Rosie’s 7th birthday she requested a cake with dolphins on it. She saw one with the tail coming out of the top, and I had seen a cake with modelling chocolate ruffles between the layers, so we were off! I had intitially thought I would put coral and seaweed round the bottom of the bottom tier, but when she insisted on having the dolphin silhouettes on the top tier, I knew that wouldn’t work and so came up with the simpler, more stylised look of the bubbles. I loved making this cake – she loved eating it! Chocolate and vanilla tiers, covered in sugarpaste with modelling chocolate decorations.
For Faith’s dedication I made a strawberry cake filled with strawberry buttercream. Extended bottom tier with brush embroidery, top tier with sugarpaste bunting. Decorated with gumpaste roses and filler flowers.