20 April 2011

Claire and Roland's Wedding Cake

Claire and Roland were married on Monday on the most beautiful sunny spring day at Llangoed Hall, Llyswen. Claire had seen a style of cake that she loved in a magazine with the cake tiers separated by blocks of ribbon but wanted it to reflect a romantic country garden style. After sketching out a few ideas we softened the design by incorporating layered champagne and dusky pink ribbon, piped royal icing dots to the sides of the cake and used romantic free-form sugar roses in dusky pink and ivory to connect the tiers.

Claire and Roland chose a top tier of hot toddy fruit cake and two tiers of triple layered Madagascan vanilla sponge filled alternatively with white chocolate buttercream and home-made raspberry compote. Many thanks to Claire and Roland for being really fun to work with, wishing them every happiness for the future.

Avril's Beatles Cake

My lovely mum was 60 on Saturday and of course I had to make her a cake. I asked her if she had any requests and being a big Beatles fan she asked for something with a Beatles theme. This was perfect as my sister and I had been thinking along the lines of having a 1960's themed dinner party to celebrate. The cake was three tiers of triple layered Belgian chocolate sponge filled with white chocolate buttercream.

My sister did a fabulous job of organising the dinner at Miskin Manor and put together a table of 1960's memorabilia for guests to peruse:

It was a really lovely evening made most special by all of the family and friends who joined us to celebrate!

Harri's Christening Cookies

Harri was Christened at the weekend on a beautiful sunny day. The service took place in Abercynon with a reception afterwards at the Community Hall in Quakers Yard.

My brief was to make vanilla cookie favours for the little guests keeping to the blue and white spot theme of the day: