Fancy Cakes

This week saw me producing two cakes that are very different from my normal style and were a little more of a challenge which is usually welcome. The first was the cake above, a piece commissioned for a Thomas Sabo jewellery event at Tylers Department Store.

I used my normal vanilla bean cake recipe filled with vanilla buttercream and raspberry jam, decorated with black fondant stripes, red buttercream piping and a printed icing piece from www.eatyourphoto.co.uk. I think it looked really striking and especially good set out on a stand on the jewellery counter at the store - here's a bad photo taken with my phone...

I also had a cake to do for one of my lovely work friends Mel whose daughter turned six at the weekend. She wanted a lady bird cake and although I don't usually do fondant covered cakes I couldn't say no to sweet little Isabella!