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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Layla’s gymnastic cake

A special request for this cake. It had to be dairy free so that Layla could actually have a piece of her own cake.

Vitalite was used in the sponge and Lactofree spread in the buttercream icing between the cake and the fondant.

Layla’s a very keen (and very good) gymnast who practices alongside Tia, which is the other gymnastic cake I made that week. So she just HAD to have a cake to celebrate her achievements in gymnastics.

Her mum told me she loved the cake and was excited to be able to eat a slice as it was specially made dairy free just for her. Every little girl deserves a birthday cake that she can have a slice of, don’t you think?

Hannah’s giant make up cupcake

Hannah is the daughter of one of my daughter’s teachers. She was just about to turn 17 and has the ambition to become a make up artist; hence the theme of her cake.

The brief included purple and gold as well as being trendy. Mum was pleased with it when she collected it, and Hannah loved it too, which is the reason that I make them; to bring joy to someone on their special day.