Friday, 21 January 2011

Baby Girl Christening

Going through some archived pictures - This is a Christening Cake from 2010 for a couple whose wedding cake I made a couple of years ago. I have to admit this cake seemed to take forever as there were loads of little bits - The topper includes building blocks, a teddy and an abacus type of toy - The first tier houses a rattle and stacking rings - all essential items for a baby. LIttle Olivia is absolutely gorgeous and Mum has said she has ordered a glass presentation box to house the sugar Olivia in - praise indeed.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

A whole new meaning to Cup Cake!

I know I have said it a million times but I love this cake! One of my last cakes before going on maternity leave for a good chunk of 2011 (don't worry I still have loads of cakes to post and I'm sure the cakes my family get me doing are more than enough blog fodder!)

This cake is for the lady who was retiring from her job in Marks & Spencer as the bra-fitting expert. She was really nervous about the party that was being held for her as she had never had a party solely in her honour before. When we dropped the cake off, the room looked fabulous and it was lovely to see everyone getting stuck in helping her decorate it. I was talking to my sister-in-law's Mother-in-law (work that out if you can!) last night and she said she happened to be at the party and that everyone was talking about how fabulous the cake was (and she didn't even know it was one of mine) and that the party was a huge success.

Both tiers were vanilla sponge and the M&S label and the bra were edible with the addition of a couple of diamontes - because everyone's underwear should have bling. The only brief (get it?) I had was to to include a tape measure which was great as I had bought the tape measure ribbon years ago and was desperate for an excuse to use it...only one problem, I couldn't find the blasted thing for a week and a half! Luckily it turned up exactly where I thought it was going to be the day before the cake was due!