22 June 2009

A little bit of love

Pretty, summery, vibrant and funky: heart shaped, hand-iced and hand-piped vanilla cookies.

15 June 2009

Floria Cupcakes

The brief for these cupcakes for a garden engagement party was that they had to be pretty, pink, romantic and floral! The cakes were handed out on silver platters so we definitely wanted to use the silver cupcake cases to carry the theme through.

12 June 2009

Colourful Cupcakes!

Sumptuous chocolate; mint chocolate chip; mango madness; jaffa; chocolate raspberry whirl and tiramisu cupcakes make up this fresh and pretty wedding cake, which was topped with a chocolate top tier cake filled with white chocolate ganache and wrapped in milk chocolate - a special request by the lovely Hayley for her chocolate loving husband-to-be, Shahid.  Each flavour cake has a different decoration (bows, daisies, orchids, roses and butterflies, glitter and blossoms) based on an ivory colour palate with hints of pink and green and we provided a cupcake menu for guests to select their flavour of choice.

The wedding took place just next door to Roath Park Lake.  What a beautiful location and what a beautiful day!

10 June 2009

iced in the press

'Butterfly' is currently being featured in the June/July/August issue of Wedding Venues and Services!

The cake is featured on the contents page beneath an image of a beautiful Stephanie Allin dress and again in a feature entitled Feast Your Eyes! 'Butterfly' is a cake of understated elegance and pretty simplicity, perfect for a fresh summery wedding.

8 June 2009

Stately Home Cake!

I was commissioned to make a very special party cake to celebrate the 80th birthday of a gentleman called Wallie.  Wallie's passion is for history and in particular historical houses.  His daughter-in-law informed me that he is a keen visitor to National Trust properties and so for his birthday I designed him his very own stately home cake which was adorned with his monogrammed initials piped onto the pediment:

3 June 2009

Tea Party - 1920's style

On the hottest weekend I can remember for a long time, 17 ladies made the trip from London to Wales to celebrate Rachel's forthcoming wedding. They hired a lodge in the Vale and had a weekend of festivities. On the Saturday they asked iced to organise a 1920's style tea party. The weather couldn't have been more perfect and so we set the tea up outside next to the swimming pool of the lodge. The ladies dressed up in 1920's fashions and learnt to charleston to the music we provided.

The tea included fresh finger sandwiches, fruit and plain scones, teisin lap, vanilla vanilla cupcakes decorated with blue flowers to match the bride-to-be's attire, pimms jellies, lemon tarts and fruit tarts, chocolate covered strawberries, mini frasier cakes piped in royal icing with 'R's' for Rachel, sandwiched mini meringues and ginger lime tarts. This was all served on vintage mismatched porcelain dating from the 1920's/30's!

Many thanks to Rachel for allowing me to use the second two images which belong to her personal collection.