Chihuahua and cake crumbs

It’s snowing again and it’s nearly Easter and Summer?!  When the weather’s this bad, my son, James (his legs and feet below) likes to bake.  He made this wonderful victoria sponge cake, which was appreciated by ALL the family, which includes Percy, our chihuahua.  I took this photo quickly and had to share it as it makes us laugh.  I just managed to capture him liking his face having hoovered up all the cake crumbs.  I once did an experiment by putting down a piece of cake next to his food bowl – he chose the cake then his food!  I know we shouldn’t feed him cake and we don’t usually, but he is always optimistically pacing the kitchen floor.



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.