Having already made the Millenium Falcon and R2D2, this recently became the last creation in my Star Wars trilogy! Crafted out of chocolate and vanilla sponge cakes of various sizes, I was assured this Storm Trooper mask would be a big hit with the birthday ‘boy’!
For Cruz’s third birthday recently (and his third birthday cake made by me!) his mum asked for a circus theme party cake.
Instead of having a small tent on top of an ordinary round or square cake, I suggested that we make the whole cake into a big top, and this is how it turned out!
The circus tent actually forms the cake and is made from a stack of vanilla sponges, sandwiched with layers of strawberry jam and vanilla butter icing. The elephant and lion standing beside the Big Top door are made of icing so pretty much the only thing Cruz can’t eat are the candles.
If you’re not thinking about a circus theme party cake then check out some of the other latest cakes for children’s birthdays on the blog pages or the web galleries.
Harry’s grandmother asked me to make ‘something special’ for her first grandson’s first birthday. She lives a long way from him and wanted to treat him as she doesn’t see him as often as she’d like to – and this is the result!
He loves jungle animals and so the jungle theme formed the base of the cake and was topped with a pirate.The cake tiers were a combination of chocolate mud cakes on the top two tiers and vanilla Madeira sponge on the bottom.
A great party bag idea!
An alternative to party bag cupcakes... an army of spider cakes
And as if the jungle cake wasn’t enough, the cake was accompanied by an army of colour coordinated spider cakes!
Those 88 legs and feet took an age to get through but so worth it in the end – we all loved them!
This cake was made for a surprise party for my sister-in-law’s 60th birthday recently – the crucial element being her love of butterflies! Being ‘the other’ cake maker in the family made this even more of a challenge, Theresa having made our own wedding cake 20 years ago before I even thought of giving it a go myself!
Garden butterfly 60th birthday cake
Hope you had a fantastic birthday and trip to Prague Theresa xx.
I loved putting this Mickey Mouse cake together, watching his face come to life with the addition of each feature. It’s always a challenge to re-create such a popular and well-known Disney character but I’m sure Jenson will have known who this was straight away!
I drew the face stencil in free-hand and then hand-cut the design from icing. It’s completed with a button nose, not forgetting the shiny highlight, for a great 2nd birthday cake surprise.
21st birthday boxed cupcakes with pink and white flowers, hearts and butterflies. Gluten free cake with a bottle of champagne
Pretty in Pink 21st Birthday cupcakes!
Pink and girly was the request for these little beauties, with a candle and 21 for the birthday girl! All of the dozen cakes were gluten-free vanilla sponge cupcakes with piped butter icing so they could be enjoyed by both the coeliacs and non-coeliacs at the party.
Excellent as a last-minute option as they can be made at a day or two’s notice if my workload permits!
Linda’s cake denotes her love of camping and music festivals, mud..and a glass of red wine! The rucksack, tent and muddy wellies decorating the cake are all edible but the glass of wine unfortunately isn’t.
Festival birthday cake decorated with tent, muddy wellies, rucksack and festival music speakers
This design was a corporate cake commission for a regular corporate customer in Stockton.
Gordon is an ex-Navy man so I was asked to come up with a ship shape cake design to bring back memories of this time. The ship was carved from a square vanilla sponge cake and filled with strawberry jam and butter icing.