This wedding cake has to be one of my all time favourites - it was so much fun to create!
The sorting hat and books are cakes, the owl is made from the same modelling paste as my bride & groom toppers.
Huge congratulations to Emily & James on their fantastic medieval-themed wedding with a large dollop of Harry Potter thrown in! And special thanks for this lovely feedback they sent me afterwards:
Just a quick email as I take a breather before packing the car for the honeymoon. We wanted say a huge thank you for the cake. It looked amazing and the comments we had were spectacular with lots of people saying the cake boss on tv needs to watch out as your creation was fantastic. People actually thought they were the real sorting hat and books. The glasses were a brilliant touch, but for me the owl bought tears to my eyes...
It was a crying shame when we cut in to the book, but there is nothing left as every piece of all the cakes went! It was delicious... we felt you had gone above and beyond and it was stunning.
Again, thank you so much
Emily & James"
This film star birthday cake was for a very showbiz lady, featuring edible images of her life on the stage so far!
These cute bears were very personal for this couple's diamond wedding anniversary cake.
Loving these coordinated wedding favour cookies, especially the wedding dress & waistcoat to match the bride & groom!
Wish we had smellyvision - the smell of chocolate from this wedding cake was amazing!
Drop by and see me & some of my wedding cakes at The Legacy Great Hallingbury Manor on Sunday 16th Feb 11-3pm
Drop by & see me and sample some of my cakes at Hedingham Castle's wedding open day on Sunday 23rd Feb, 11-4pm
If you've just realised you're getting married this year (eeek!!) then it's definitely time to start organising your wedding cake!
As a special New Year offer, contact me during January to book a consultation and get 10% off the total cost of your cake, including any favours or toppers. Morning, evening or weekend appointments are available.
I received some wonderful comments from the brides that voted for me in the Wedding Industry Awards! See them all here.
Oh my... I'm in the regional finals for another award! This time voted for by my customers rather than a panel of judges, which means so much more :O)
So thrilled that I've reached the finals for 'Wedding Cake Designer of the Year' in the Essex Wedding Awards 2013. Winners will be announced at the end of November. How exciting! :oD
Edible lace is one of the latest wedding cake trends. You can see why - it's so pretty!
I adore this peacock bird cage wedding cake - everything is edible except his crest!
20% off all wedding favour cookies when you allow me to put my logo on the back of the wrapper
Come and see me at Spains Hall wedding fair on Sunday 22nd September
This version of my red carpet wedding cake features the bride dragging her groom up the stairs!
Have so many vehicle cakes now that I've given them their own page!
This toy box cake was for a 2nd birthday, and features replicas of the birthday boy's own toys in icing. I'm told he even tried to play with the replica computer at the front!
The brief for this wedding cake was 'OTT, maximum bling & as tall as possible'. The cake is over 4ft tall! Only 2 tiers of it are actual cake, the rest was just for show.
I absolutely adore this baby shower cake - it was great fun to make and looks so cute! Absolutely everything is edible.
This novelty cake was commissioned by the publisher for the launch of their author's first book. They even sent me a signed copy of the book afterwards as a thank you!
These choc drizzle cake pops went down a treat at Sunday's wedding fair - all my samples went!
Drop by and see me & some of my wedding cakes (and taste some cake!) at Spains Hall, Finchingfield, on Sunday 24th Feb from 11-3.30pm.
This car birthday cake was modelled on the recipient's first car, complete with number plate. You can tell how long ago that was!
Drop by and see me & some of my wedding cakes at Prested Hall, Feering, on Sunday 20th Jan from 11-3.30pm. You get to sample some cake too :O)
Recently added lots of new cookie designs - take a look. The peacock feather is my favourite!
Just booked my own wedding - I will of course be making the cake myself, so watch out for it on site in September :O)
This flower cascade wedding cake was 6 tiers of alternating chocolate & vanilla sponges, swathed in black & white sugar flowers.
Just added these Mothers Day cupcake bouquets. These bouquets lend themselves to all sorts of flowers, what would you fancy?
I've finally given in and started doing cake pops. They certainly went down a storm at Sunday's wedding fair, lots of compliments when I gave them out as samples!
Just done this fabulous chocolate feathered wedding cake - decorated entirely in Belgian chocolate paste, with strawberry-flavoured chocolate roses. It even smells chocolatey!
Just added these to my wedding cakes page. Both are decorated entirely using Belgian chocolate / chocolate paste
Just added this airplane cake for the 40th birthday of an ex-stewardess. To give an idea of size, the board it's on is 20x20in, & the cake is 40-50 portions.
2012 is already filling up fast - the following weeks are now fully booked for wedding cakes (dates shown are week ending) :
- March 17th
- April 7th, 13th, 21st
- May 19th
- June 2nd, 23rd, 30th
- July 28th
- August 4th
- September 22nd
- October 29th
Just added these wedding favour cookies
Did a very rude x-rated birthday cake today, that I couldn't possibly post a pic of on this blog!
Just added pictures of this year's Christmas cakes
This novelty cake was for a crossword fan. The crossword clues & answers are personalised & the mug is a replication of the recipient's favourite mug. As always, everything is edible :O)
Spent a mad weekend Christmas baking! :O)
This is a casino cake I did for a James Bond-themed 18th birthday party. The roulette wheel & board are anatomically correct (to the best of my knowledge!) and even the gun & diamonds are edible.
Got a few wedding fairs lined up for the new year - come and see some of my wedding cakes at:
- Sun 15th January 2012 @ Prested Hall (Feering, Essex)
- Sun 5th February 2012 @ the Ivy Hill Hotel (Chelmsford, Essex)
- Sun 4th March 2012 @ Great Hallingbury Manor (Bishop's Stortford, Herts)
When this customer came to collect her circus birthday cake and coordinating circus cookies for her son's 1st birthday, I asked why she'd come all the way to me from London (in nightmare Friday evening rush hour traffic too) when there are so many cake makers more local to her. She said that she'd looked around for ages before deciding on me as she liked my cakes the best. What a lovely compliment! :O)
Just booked onto an airbrushing course in August - wish it was sooner as I'm not good at waiting! Look out for lots more airbrushed designs after that when I get carried away ;O) ... In the meantime, check out my Autumn Leaves wedding cake which was done this way.
Now fully booked for cakes in the following weeks this summer:
- week ending May 7th
- week ending June 11th
- week ending July 30th
- week ending August 20th
Come & see me at the Prested Hall wedding fair (Feering, Colchester) on Sunday 26th Sept, where I'll be displaying some of my wedding cakes
Most popular colour scheme for weddings at the moment seems to be overwhelmingly purple! Although you might not think so to look at the wedding cakes currently on my site, orders on my books already as far as 2012 are purple, purple & more purple, from lilac to Cadbury.
Still hoping to move to Suffolk/Essex asap, have found a place to buy but haven't yet managed to sell - property market seems to be dead right now. Doesn't look like I'll be going anywhere before Christmas at this rate :O(
Recently had the 10,000th visitor to my site!
I still hate doing mini cakes... life's too short... but they do look good!
Now full for 2010 and taking wedding cake orders for 2011/2012. Later this year I'll be relocating to Essex/Suffolk - hoping to be there well before Christmas! If you're an existing customer though, don't worry, as I'll still be taking & fulfilling orders for Stevenage & surrounding areas :O)
Here it is... the guitar cake!
Yesterday's wedding fair was a great success (but hard work!). See some of the wedding cakes featured here
Booked solid for summer - now taking wedding cake orders for November 2010 onwards
Just taken an order for a two-and-a-half foot guitar cake! Watch out for that one on site in July
Full up for wedding cakes in October now too