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…

A Tree of Life Birthday Cake – a how to guide

My sister has just turned forty and wanted to hide under a rock and tell the world to go away! But the family were never going to let her do that! We decided to surprise her with a lunch at her favourite pub and I made a celebration cake (of course). My sister isn’t into…

First Birthday Cake – giraffe cake topper

My youngest has just turned one! She’s a real cutie (if I say so myself) and I’ve loved every minute of her first year in the world (though I won’t miss the sleeplessness of the first few months). It’s been such a delight to watch her develop and explore the world around her, so I…

The Frozen Party to end all Frozen Parties

My daughter has just turned four and has a teeny tiny obsession with the movie Frozen…OK I may be underestimating that just a bit…she’s seriously¬†obsessed. I’m not usually into the whole princess Disney thing, but I can endure this movie as it is about the love between two sisters and not some stupid Prince Charming…

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…

Cake decorating by a complete novice

I’ve been a bit quiet on my blog lately due to my daughter’s Baptism. The relatives descended for a celebratory lunch after the church service, so my time has been taken up with some serious house cleaning, window cleaning, garden tidying and cake decorating. I made a fruit cake a couple of months ago, which…