17 March 2010

more iced in the press....!!

We are featured twice in Wedding Venues & Services Magazine (a national wedding magazine in the UK) for March, April and May: Porcelain in the 'Dream Cakes' feature and our lemon wedding cake cookies in a collage of ideas for spring weddings... how lovely!

iced in the press...

I was kindly asked to be on Your South Wales Wedding's panel of experts for the current March / April issue. The hot topic was flowers and the question related to the use of fresh flowers on cakes. This is something I get asked about fairly regularly. I absolutely adore fresh flowers and they can look truly beautiful when used as part of a cake's design. However you do need to exercise a little caution. Increasingly flowers are being grown for the mass market using large amounts of chemicals and so it's important to check with florists that they can supply organic blooms. Personally I love the design effect of sugar flowers. I love the process of hand-moulding them and the fact that sugar flowers can be coloured, sized and styled to perfectly compliment the proportions and style of a cake. From a practical point of view too, with sugar flowers you are guaranteed that they will stay fresh and perfect throughout the day!

8 March 2010

Birthday Cupcakes

In December I made Helen and John's wedding cake and cookies and was delighted when Helen asked me to make cupcakes as a surprise to celebrate John's 30th birthday! Helen picked five different flavoured American style cupcakes: lemon cupcakes filled with lemon curd and topped with vanilla buttercream, chocolate cupcakes filled with praline and topped with white chocolate buttercream, blueberry whirl cupcakes, gin and tonic cupcakes and Tirimisu cupcakes! Wishing John many happy returns.

4 March 2010

Pretty Funky Cupcakes!

I was asked to make these funky pretty fondant-topped cupcakes for an 18th birthday celebration at the end of February. Half of the cakes were madagascan vanilla sponge and the other half rich belgian chocolate sponge cakes. The cakes were decorated in a variety of styles - yellow cupcakes decorated with dasies and blossoms, lilac cupcakes decorated with roses and bows and also pink cupcakes decorated with a rose and butterfly. I love the colour combinations - they are just so bright and cheery!