Category Archives: Design

Some like it hot – part 2

Here’s how the cake looked with the chillies thrown on… The cake itself was a rich chocolate cake filled with chilli chocolate ganache. The chillies were handcrafted from marzipan and painted with various shades of red food colours to give … Continue reading

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Some like it hot

I am looking forward to making 3 exciting cakes this weekend, each with a different theme. The first one will have red chillies made from marzipan (see photo). All of these have been hand rolled and painted. The second one … Continue reading

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Designer handbag cake

For a girl who loves shopping, make up and all things designer, I was commissioned to make a Prada handbag cake. The inspiration for this bag was taken from a handbag I liked on the Prada website. The most difficult … Continue reading

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Racing car cake

This cake was made for a young racing enthusiast who celebrated his 6th birthday yesterday. As always, I started with a stencil constructed as per the proportions of my son’s toy racing car. The cake was a 10″ square Victoria … Continue reading

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Camera cake

This week, I made one of my most challenging cakes … Challenging not only because of it’s shape and structure, but more so because it was for someone who would be able to identify every little part of it! The … Continue reading

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Dalek cake

For my friend “The¬†Build Doctor“. This weekend I had a very special order to make a birthday cake for a friend who can be mildly described as geeky. I decided to go for a Dalek as I knew he happens … Continue reading

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Clown Fish cake

My friend’s 4 year old daughter is a big fan of Nemo. Quite obviously, she wanted a clown fish cake for her birthday party¬†– I was asked to pay special attention to the eyes and tail, as those were the … Continue reading

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Making a 3 dimensional cake – Wellies for a keen gardener

This is a birthday cake I made recently for a lady who loves gardening. I was told she practically lived in her Wellies and that’s how my customer came up with the idea for this cake. The customer had requested … Continue reading

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A heart shaped cake without a heart shaped pan

Hardly any shops seem to stock heart shaped cake pans throughout the year. As it turns out, they are only available around Valentine’s day. If you haven’t bought one around this time of the year, you may find this little … Continue reading

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How to roll a perfect roulade

The term ‘roulade’ comes from the French word ‘rouler’ which literally means ‘roll’. In patisserie, it is simply a sheet of cake rolled around jam, buttercream or other fillings. This really simple and easy cake has somehow gained a reputation … Continue reading

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