Designer shoe disaster

This cake was for a lovely lady that has just got a job in Australia as a fashion buyer, her mum and dad are having a send off party for her and ordered it as a surprise.  The theme was designer fashion, Australia and work shoes.  It was all boxed up and ready to deliver this morning.  But after coming home past midnight last night, I thought I would just check on the cake and the shoes had collapsed.  Arghh!  Up at 6 a.m. this morning making another pair (smaller this time) and delivered the cake to a very happy customer, new shoes still intact.  Phew, near disaster missed!!

Here is the first pair (broken) and the finished cake.


Girly pink theatrical cake for a 12 year old


This cake was really good fun to make, I have made some cupcakes for this customer in the past and she said that she trusted me to design it, so I had a free reign, provided I included certain features. I was asked to make a pink and girly two tiered cake for a 12 year old.  Not too grown up, not too babyish, as 12 year olds are at that tricky in-between age.  This birthday girl loves handbags, tiaras, shoes, pink, glitter and cake.  The top tier is chocolate and the bottom tier is victoria sponge with raspberry buttercream.  This was a challenge for me for many reasons as I made my first shoe, my first tiara and my first photo frame made from icing.  I added the feathers and pearls to give it a theatrical feel and the edible gold bows for a bit of bling.  There are 10 individually designed icing handbags (one for each of the guests) and everything is covered in glitter.  This cake looks so much better in real life than in the photos as the glitter shows up more. The customer was delighted with it, which is such a pleasure to see.