I have been making and decorating cakes almost as long as I remember, but most particularly since I decorated my sister’s wedding cake (30 years ago this year!). My kitchen is not suitable for a cake-making business – too small and no suitable storage – but I like to make them for friends and family, and well they are craft of a sort.
This weekend is Mark’s mum and dad’s golden wedding anniversary, so I made a cake for the party. A little under-stated number with just a hint of gold lustre spray, edible gold leaf and an icing flower or two…
As I have cake on my mind (and edible glitter everywhere!) I thought I would pick a few favourites from the hundreds of cakes I have made over the years to share with you.
a gallery of cakes
I made this one for my colleague’s dad’s birthday – it’s made of sponge cake covered with fondant icing, with marzipan head and hands.
Nemo for our old receptionist’s grand daughter – nobody wanted to cut this one.
..and he looked so cute peeping out of the cake box!
My ‘speciality’ is modelling people from sponge cake – these two are old work colleagues.
Sometimes I paint straight on to fondant icing with food colouring:
Sometimes I model in marzipan, which I then paint with food colouring:
I sometimes make wedding cakes – plenty of icing roses and I model the bride and groom from paper (not edible paper as it dissolves too easily)
This one was for a fellow quilter.
The penguin slide is my most requested Christmas cake design:
You can’t go wrong with a few icing flowers.
Finally I sometimes make cupcakes too – these spaghetti and meatballs (ferrero rocher chocolates in strawberry jam with grated white chocolate) were for comic relief.
and these garden cupcakes were for my brother in law’s birthday a few years’ back.
I think I should stop now; after all too much cake is not good for you!