Sunday, 25 November 2012

60th Birthday Vintage Rose Lace Cake

So this weekend was my Mum's surprise Birthday party. Me and my sister have been planning it for months but she threw a spanner in the works by going into labour and giving birth to her baby in the back of her husband's car the night before the event. The party went on without them (sadly) and I made my Mum this pretty vintage style lace rose cake. All went well until after the speech when the cake stand decided to fall apart and the cake dropped onto it's side on the table and head towards the floor. Good job it was caught in the nick of time! It came off relatively unscathed to be honest and friends and family have enjoyed eating it today. So a stressful but enjoyable weekend and a lovely addition to our family, baby George.

Happy 70th Birthday Dad Golf and Gardening Cupcakes

Helen wanted a box of 24 cupcakes for her Dad's 70th Birthday. He's a fan of golf and gardening so we made him this cute box of buttercream grass and "soil" cupcakes with golf flags, seeds & seedlings, trowels, golf balls, bees and flower pots. Helen loved them and sent us this feedback:
"Thank you soooo much for the gorgeous cakes. Dad is made up with them. He thinks they're too good to eat! I agree xx"


Monday, 12 November 2012

Spiderman and "Tangled" Rapunzel Cupcake Tower

Emma asked us for a tower of cupcakes for the joint Birthday party of her daugher Eva and son Noah. As it was a Disney and Superhero fancy dress party, Eva's side was a "Tangled" Rapunzel theme with picture toppers, icing chameleons and Rapunzels' plaits. Noah's side was decorated with spiderman faces and photo toppers. Happy Birthday Noah and Eva! 

Friday, 9 November 2012

New Bride Vintage Cupcake Gift Box

 Alice asked us to make her a pretty box of cupcakes for her sister in law to wish her Congratulations on becoming Mrs Davies. We made her this beautiful box of cupcakes in the bride's wedding colours, white and dusky pink all tied up with a pretty lace bow.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Vintage Large Pink Sugarcraft Roses

I'm in love with vintage cakes right now and have always been rubbish at roses. I've had a go but never really had the knowledge or skill needed so I decided to treat myself to a place on a large rose course in Nottingham. I really enjoyed the course and brought home this beautiful pale pink sugar rose. I think it's pretty good for a first attempt - it needs refining and I need more practice but considering that ribbon roses were all I could make until yesterday, I'm thrilled with the results. Now I just need to practice, practice, practice!