Category Archives: Cakes

11 Apr

Game of Thrones Cake

As I sit here typing I can see a Throne sitting pretty on my wire cake stand. This prompted me to share with you the creation of my son’s birthday cake.  He is an avid GOT (Game of Thrones) fan so when I asked him “What cake would you like for your birthday this year?” I got a thinking face, then there it came…….. A Game of Thrones Cake.

As always for the one’s you love you pretty much leave things to the last minute.  I didn’t have that much time and wanted to make a cake close to the date.  So had to think of the best way of doing this.  “A cake topper – it had to be” for two reasons:

1. It would be easier to make the cakes seperately instead of turning the cake into the Throne and

2. I could keep the topper as a keepsake.

I had a week to go and I still hadn’t made the throne.  Up until the night before, I was sitting patiently strip by strip (with my headphones on) putting together the Throne.

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As you see, strand by strand each sword was cut, each little button and handle was added to shape the swords. It was a very fiddly job but seeing it come together was amazing.

When the final touch of a lick of silver paint was coated on each blade was applied it looked what can i say – fantastic!  He loved it but secretly I think I loved it more.

Placing the topper on the cake which was simply covered in a marble looking fondant and a red drip really highlighted the theme of this cake.

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The best bit about this cake is not cutting through the hours of your creation, but simply taking the Throne off, putting it aside and slicing, serving and devouring every piece of this Chocolate Mud Cherry Ripe Cake with our family.

So…. if you want your own Throne, you know where to come.

x Lana

04 Jul

Personalised Photo Cake

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LOVED making this cake!  Especially because it was for a very special person in my life. My husband.  What to make for his birthday cake this year? Then it dawned on me.  He loves riding his bike so why incorporate that into his cake. I went one up on that and took a photo we had and had it printed on wafer paper.

This method of cake wraps can add that special, personal touch to a cake.  The finished product was beautiful.  It was something special to him and was more that just a cake.  It was a cake made JUST for him.

Forgot to mention the cake: Whole Orange Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache.  Covered in fondant and wrapped with the edible print.

Why not add your special touch to your next occasion cake?

Lana x

26 Jul

Novelty Kids Cakes

This week I worked on two cakes that were made for two special little girls in my life. Two of my nieces. One was a Minions cake as I knew she was so into minions this year and the other was having a Disco Party with her friends.

Minions…. I knew nothing about these little characters apart from the fact that I wanted to make her this cake. I sat up one night determined to start making my minions out of fondant.  Initially I was a little spooked by creating these little creatures. So many bits and parts and tiny circles for their eyes but the more I worked on them, the more I loved making them. I decided to give each one a candle to hold. Nine candles for the birthday girl.

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Next I worked on the cake. Made up of two tiers. The bottom 8″tier was Banana Mud Cake. Absolutely delicious! Next tier was a more grown up flavour. Whole Orange Cake. All with layers of dark chocolate ganache. On the top of the cake sat a wedge of cake decorated as a wedge. Nine Minions then positioned themselves nicely around the cake whilst holding their candles. Fondant macarons also decorated this cake.

I was more than happy with my finished cake but what made all the difference was the excitement on my nieces face when she saw it. That’s priceless!

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Next was the Disco cake for my other gorgeous niece. Her party was spectacular with disco lighting, glittery balls and glitter shoes for the birthday girl. Working on her cake as funky. Full of colour, stripes and glitters. The cake board was turned into a disco floor with squares of coloured fondant and glitters sprinkled all over it.

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I cut out silhouette template of all the disco dancers then used them to cut out my fondant. Fiddly work but worked a treat. Sugar flowers decorated my top tier along with tiny rounds of fondant generously sprinkled with edible glitters placed all over the cake to give it that sparkly disco effect. Right on the very top I placed a disco ball.  Looked absolutely gorgeous on the cake table alongside fairy lights.

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10 Jun

Rainbow Cake

This is one of my favourite cakes. It’s my “Beth”Cake.

Made for my gorgeous little goddaughters 1st Birthday Party. It has been made with layers on colourful vanilla cake and formed into a checkerboard pattern. Tricky but effective.

If you’d like to know my method, I’d only be too happy to supply with template picture of how to put it together.

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There is my cake!  Sprinkles, coloured layers and persian fairy floss. Perfect for a little girls birthday. Wouldn’t you say?

Rainbow Cake