Tuesday, 2 January 2018
Another car cake for Trust Ford, this time for their opening of the showroom centre at Wilmslow. This time a huge mustang 18" long and 8" wide all vanilla sponge cake inside, this took me over 4 days and total of 24 hours to make, then a journey of 8 hours in total their and back to Wilmslow from Basildon.
Tuesday, 7 November 2017
Mrs bee cake for my entry into decorative exhibit, made from cake.
Mrs bee working hard at collecting honey, honey theif stealing honey with flowers looking on, baby bee shouting at mummy bee that someone's stealing their honey. Around the back is their shop guarded by the grumpy toadstool. Around the cake are the friendly flowers. Complete the cake is her hive as the house with little pathway, door and chimney. I received a Bronze award for this year's entry, but the competition is very popular and lots of fabulous work.
Tuesday, 4 April 2017
Once again had the honour to make another vehicle for Trust Ford, this time for a colleague retiring after 48 years service.
Van was 15" long 8" high 6" wide and weighed 5kg.
First carved out of 3 sponge cakes, then a layer of ganache applied, some detail added before covering.
Once covered a full day's work in adding all the detail.
Tuesday, 7 February 2017
Official photos with the mayoress and officials cutting the Ford Ranger cake.
Monday, 6 February 2017
My latest commission is this large Ford Ranger to deliver to Trust Ford Long Marston in Stratford upon Avon.
20" long by 8" wide made from Madeira cake and covered in chocolate ganache and covered in Massa Taccino sugarpaste icing. Lights added for maximum effect and car had a support underneath to raise it off the floor.
Photos below to show stages and finished article.
Tuesday, 8 November 2016
I entered the wedding cake category this year for the first time, I designed and made a 4 tier cake designed around an autumn theme using autumnal colours of red and gold, decorated with leaves, berries and roses, with a silhouette of a loving couple. I was delighted to win a bronze for this cake in this category.
Friday, 7 October 2016
I was delighted to receive this bouquet of flowers today, from Jan & Frank for their wedding cake I made them.
Jan sent a message saying "thank you for going that extra mile on our wedding cake".
Sunday, 2 October 2016
I was asked to make this bird cage cake, my customer wanted hand painted birds, I set about choosing an image then traced round with greaceproof paper and a pencil, I then traced the image to the cake and set about painting. I used sugarfl air colours and vodka to water down. I painted a branch with leaves and berris, painted white highlights to certain points of birds and branch. Painted roses on the bunting and little white spots.
Hand made roses and filler flowers.
Cake was 10" vanilla bottom tier
8" chocolate orange middle tier and Lemon drizzle top tier (bird cage) this was made using 2 x 6" cakes then carved to acheive a dome shape, finished by a layer of chocolate ganache, before covering using Massa Tacino paste.
Saturday, 1 October 2016
I spent a day with Mary Torte at a school in Brighton, I learnt how to make this stunning lady, she stands as 12" tall and is made from Saracino modeling paste.
Wednesday, 14 September 2016
I had the pleasure to be involved in three collaborations, where cake artists over the world make a sugarcraft item and submit photos. Cake masters awards have chosen 4 collaboration up for an award and one will will, what will it be. The 3 finalists I have been involved in are: Team Red for aids awareness Autism awareness Sweet summer 2 of the pieces are shown below, the one missing is autism awareness. #teamred #cake masters award #sweetsummertine #autism awareness #aidsawareness
Tuesday, 16 August 2016
I was delighted to be asked to make another car cake for Fords, this time for their store opening in Epsom and they asked me to make a Ford GT as they have been marketing the design concept. The car cake was 8" x 20" and all vanilla sponge cake.
Sunday, 26 June 2016
Here is a photo of my brother Tony giving Ryan his cake and my lovely grandaughter Amelie in the background.
Sunday, 26 June 2016
Every year my nephew Ryan is asked what cake he wants for his birthday, yes his reply is dinosaur cake (in my head when I say dinosaur its the voice of George on peppa pig lol) any way! Every year I try to come up with something to top the previous years cake? So I thought how about a dinosaur looking through the gates of jurrassic park, then I thought of just an eye scarily looking through. I made the eye and claw from saracino modeling paste, dusted with sugarfl air dusts mix of green and browns, painted the iris itself with touches of yellow. Gates were made from Renshaws flower/modeling paste and let set for a couple of days, once dry dusted with browns and orange colours. Leaves were made from squires flower paste coloured green then dusted once dry a mix off different greed and hint of brown. Stone wall I made from the flower/modeling paste again and added some stone shelves with flames. Cut out a banner to add his name and age. Once I bakes the cake 8" vanilla, I coversed in green sugarpaste and painted up a camouflage look, added leaves and added all the pieces, glue on with some edible glue. Ryan messaged me and saI'd he loves it ❤❤ makes it all worth while.
Monday, 18 April 2016
2nd time entering and received a bronze. Small decorative exhibit - squirrel in a tree stump, all edible with bracket final, Robin, lady birds, acorns and leaves. Soil is edible made from crushed oreo's. Squirrel and robin made from modeling chocolate.
Friday, 19 February 2016
I was honoured to have been asked to make a transit van and 100 cupcakes for TrustFord of Fords. I made a van from 4 8" square cakes which I carved into the shape then ganached (cake term for chocolate and cream mixture) Once set I covered in sugar paste icing and set about adding all the details. Finished van was 8" wide and 16" long and 8" high on a large board (was very heavy!)