Karen is 50!

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Karen is a former work colleague of mine who was celebrating her 50th birthday.
Her order was for a cake to celebrate and for 30 matching cupcakes. For this one, I decided to make a deep, vanilla tray bake cake with a pair of flared ‘jeans’ which were cut from an 8″ square cake.
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The decoration was in the form of different coloured circles of fondant icing.
The matching vanilla cupcakes had a white swirl of buttercream on top & were embellished with matching circles of fondant icing.

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Gary’s racing car

This was my first ever carved cake. It was made from a two layer vanilla traybake sandwiched together with jam & buttercream.

It was made for the brother of a friend of mine, who’s sister in law is a truly amazing (but incredibly busy) cake maker who didn’t have time to make this one. To say I was nervous was a true understatement; I’ve seen Fiona’s cakes!!!

It was decorated on the afternoon I came out of hospital after having Glaucoma tests on my eyes. My eyesight was still pretty fuzzy when I piped it as you can see 🙁

I also made a dozen gluten free cupcakes for my friend’s husband & daughter who are both Coeliacs so they could have a cake too.