BB8 Birthday Cake

Ordered for a young womans 21st by her boyfriend, both like the recent Star Wars film & she loves the little driod – so a BB8 birthday cake, gluten free and looking slightly dusty after a roll in the sand.

Ive got a few Star Wars themed cakes – note to self, make a web page to show them all together.

PPS….. I’ve ordered some recordable devices so I should be able to add sound effects to cakes after Easter.

BB8 Gluten free birthday cake

BB8 Gluten free birthday cake

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Chocolate Gluten Free Cake

With a simple instruction – “keep it simple, but make it as chocolatey as you can” – this has more chocolate ganache, buttercream and layers than you’d guess. And gluten free as well – i’m getting lots of practice for that speciality.

Chocolate Gluten Free Cake

Chocolate Gluten Free Cake

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Wedding Cake with Rose Cascade

Congratulations to Tracy & Paul on their wedding at Jesmond Dene House.  Its a lovely setting so I stopped off for afternoon tea with other half after setting up this 4 tier wedding cake with its sugar paste rose cascade.  The cakes were (from base to top) carrot and walnut, lemon drizzle, fruit and orange & almond (gluten free).

A bit unusual to do fruit 3 tiers up, but a bit of structure to support can work wonders! Everything you can see is edible, with 3 colours of rose, two of which matched the flowers, bouquet, bridesmaids dresses and the mens accent colours.

wedding cake at jesmond dene house

wedding cake at jesmond dene house

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Chocolate Ganache Covered Cake

A chocolate ganache covered gluten free lemon drizzle cake. That’s a bitter sweet combination. And this isn’t any old ganache, oh no,    its an M …er, no, not one of theirs.  Its made from real stuff – you can see it in the picture – with responsibly sourced cacao, so there’s no rubbish here.

chocolate ganache the making of

chocolate ganache the making of

gluten free bitter sweet birthday cake

gluten free bitter sweet birthday cake

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Gluten free, marzipan covered wedding cake at Langley Castle

I’m getting lots of practice at gluten free and wedding cakes. i delivered this to Langley Castle one weekend recently. The outer cover is marzipan – not really easy to get a nice finish on, but i think i got it on the day.

the bottom 2 tiers were lemon drizzle sponge (which is a popular gluten free at the moment) and the top layer is gluten free fruit cake.

gluten free 3 tier wedding cake at langley castle

gluten free 3 tier wedding cake at langley castle

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Big Apple Birthday Cake

This cake is gluten free Victoria sponge and was done for a friend that was going to the US in a couple of weeks.

It’s given me a chance to use a new piece of kit that looked as if it could do some nice work for wedding and birthday cakes: An airbrush. That’s what gives the subtle shading from top to bottom of the cake: Might make that a bit more obvious next time or maybe a greener base to start. Honest, the shading looked more obvious in real life than in the photo.

So – if you have an idea for a cake…give me a challenge!

Big Apple Gluten Free Birthday Cake

Big Apple Gluten Free Birthday Cake

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Gluten Free Gruffalo Birthday Cake

I think the gruffalo’s i’m doing are getting more cute with all the practice i’m getting doing gruffalo birthday cakes. This one is gluten free — no , really, i’ve got an ..ology in doing gluten free, with a letter from environmental health & everything.

Gluten free Gruffalo birthday cake

Gluten free Gruffalo birthday cake

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