home made cakes for special days and elevenses

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Pretty 70th Birthday Cakes

I wanted to share some pictures of a 70th birthday cake that I made recently, with matching cupcakes. The cakes travelled to Solihull for the party, and whilst they made it there in one piece, I gather that one box of cupcakes was dropped just as they were about to be put onto the cake stand. So close!










Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Lemon and Blueberry Ruffle Macaron Cake

My lovely friend Katie, who writes the fabulous Feeding Boys and a Firefighter blog, turned 40 a few weeks ago and I was flattered to be asked to make her birthday cake. Being the foodie that she is Katie had a few ideas and many millions of pictures pinned to a Pinterest board for inspiration! In the end she settled on a lemon and blueberry cake, decorated with ruffle piped buttercream in her favourite aqua blue colour, and finished off with some yellow and aqua macarons to match. 

Rather than making a tiered cake I made three separate cakes, each displayed on its own glass stand, with some extra macarons in a bowl. This made for a pretty display to go with all the lovely pom poms and bunting that decorated the party room.


 

I wish I had a picture of Katie in her party dress to show you as well, as she looked stunning. Happy birthday Katie!