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The Wedding Industry Awards

I was nominated for this award by one of my Brides, after I had made her Wedding Cake in August this year. I am delighted to say that I became one of only three Regional Finalists for the North-West Region. … Continue reading

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How to make a Chocolate Cake Aston Martin

This cake was for an 18th birthday, and had to be rich chocolate cake, so I used a recipe for chocolate fudge cake as this is much denser so better for carving. They also wanted a model draped on the … Continue reading

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How to Make a No. 1 Cake

Making a Number One Cake Rather than having to hire baking tins, I try where-ever possible to find ways to either make my own from catering grade foil and moulds, or sculpting the shape from whole cakes. This is what … Continue reading

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How to Make a Champagne Bottle Cake

It was an aunt’s 60th birthday recently and my uncle asked me to make a bottle of champagne cake for her. As you know if you have read previous blogs, I like to make my own moulds where I can, … Continue reading

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How to make a Foot Cake

This cake was for a Podiatrist – or the “Foot Doctor” as they were known by friends & family! To make unusual moulds, I use high-grade aluminium foil as this holds its’ shape wonderfully when moulded & filled. For obvious … Continue reading

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Costa Coffee Cup

A friend’s daughter wanted a Costa Coffee Cup – but with a Starbuck’s logo! – for her 18th. It also had to be dairy-free, and chocolate!!! After trying a few recipes I finally found one which would lend itself to being … Continue reading

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Aston JLS Cake

A customer wanted something really special for her daughter, who is a massive JLS fan, with Aston being her favourite. Rather than just doing the usual models which don’t actually look like the person they are supposed to be, I … Continue reading

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Mrs Potts Teapot Cake

Mrs Potts Teapot Cake A customer’s daughter is Mrs Potts the Teapot in her schools production of Beauty & The Beast, so this was the perfect choice for her daughters’ 18th birthday cake. I made the handle first as it was … Continue reading

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A Bit of a Catch-Up…

Wow – what a busy few weeks!! Despite my best intentions, I haven’t had two minutes to myself since my last blog – which has been great, but really, really tiring. Since the Charity Fayre, things really have been non-stop … Continue reading

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Charity Fayre

Charity Fayre I was asked recently to do some cupcake decorating demos at a local charity fayre, so I decided to make a few to donate & sell in between demos…..so 100 cupcakes later, off I went. I also thought … Continue reading

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