Monday, 31 March 2014

Fireman Sam & Naughty Norman Birthday Cake

A couple of weeks ago I had the immense fun of creating a Fireman Sam themed cake for a little boy who was turning 3, I've made all of his birthday cakes and look forward to a new theme each year!!

This year his Mum Vicky told me how obsessed he is with Fireman Sam and that he was having a joint party with his friend Grace who was also turning 3 and who happened to love the Fireman Sam character Naughty Norman!!

The cake was a rectangular base which was three layers of chocolate sponge sandwiched with chocolate buttercream.

On top of this sat Fireman Sam's fire truck, carved out of chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream before being covered in bright red sugarpaste and decorated with lots of lovely detail!

There were two handmade sugar characters, one of Fireman Sam himself and the other of Naughty Norman, both of which looked great!!

The cake was finished off with lots of additional details including a cobbled road, fire hydrant, leafy trees, number 3 and of course two bright red plaques with Harry & Grace's names on.

I love how this cake came together and everyone a the party loved it too. I received some gorgeous photos of the kids blowing out candles and a lovely thank you email from Mum saying how much fun they had!

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Marie Antoinette Cakes wins another award!

So last weekend was Cake International 2014, Manchester and as last year, as well as going for a good look round and treating ourselves to some fun new gadgets, we entered the competition classes.

We entered the Celebration Cake class and the Wedding Cake class and were pleased to receive a Bronze Medal award for this gorgeous celebration cake with a lace and pearl surround topped with individually wired flowers including roses, hydrangeas, ranunculus, peonies, blossoms and buds!

Our wedding cake got some great feedback but we were told in no uncertain terms by the judges that we needed to show off more with competition cake designs, to really wow them with lots of different techniques and effects. So while we absolutely love our new wedding cake designs and know that it fits the Marie Antoinette Cakes brand perfectly, it perhaps wasn't quite right for a competition entry!

Nonetheless we can't wait to show them both off at our upcoming wedding fayres at The Bowden Rooms on the 27th April and Hilltop Country House on the 11th May!

Boys Rocking Horse Christening Cake & Cupcakes

Wow it's been a busy few weeks so this week I'm catching up on lots of little jobs that have pushed by the wayside as I feel like I haven't left the kitchen!

A couple of weeks ago I made a beautiful Christening cake and cupcakes for a little boy called Thomas whose Mum wanted a two tiered lemon cake with a gorgeous polka dot and rocking horse theme.

Everything on this cake was edible including the ribbon & bows and the rocking horse topper and I think it looked lovely!

I was really pleased that they enjoyed it so much they've commissioned another bespoke celebration cake for the end of this month, praise indeed!

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