A unicorn rainbow funfetti birthday cake

My recently turned four year old daughter is completely obsessed with unicorns. I’m not really sure why, but she loves every sparkly rainbow glitter unicorn she has ever seen; so a unicorn cake was a necessity for her birthday this year. Thankfully unicorn cakes are so popular on Pinterest, that I didn’t have to look…

A Doll Cake: every little girl’s dream birthday cake

When I was little, my idea of the perfect birthday cake was having a beautifully decorated doll cake. My Mum did make me one once, which looking back was probably the pinnacle of my childhood. Though she did traumatise me a bit by cutting my doll in half to fit the cake. My daughter loves…

Happy Easter cupcakes

These Easter cupcakes look so cute and adorable and really are so easy to make. I made these for an Easter family gathering and as the kids in my family are not really cake connoisseurs, I cheated and used a packet cupcake mix instead of making my own (shh don’t tell anyone). In my experience,…

Coffee and walnut cake for Monsieur Valentine

It’s my grandfathers 89th birthday today and the family gathered at his house to celebrate with cake (what else). As he was born on Valentine’s Day, his name is of course Valentine. I suspect his French mother was a romantic. For an eighty nine year old he’s doing remarkedly well. He has a walking frame…

Mum’s Seventieth Birthday Cake – fondant roses and cake lace

My Mum has just turned seventy and a while ago asked me to make her a special birthday cake. She was very specific. She wanted an ivory fondant covered cake with white lace and pink fondant roses on top. She had planned a family luncheon and thought a lovely cake would be a nice present…

Vanilla Butter Cake with Buttercream Icing

My Mother is having a significant birthday next month and she has decided that my present to her will be a decorated cake for the family get together. Since I have no idea what to get her, a cake seems like a great idea. Of course being very particular, she wants a vanilla butter cake…