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This amazing cake was created last week for a lovely couples 25th Wedding Anniversary party. They do a lot of walking with their dog Minty who loves to chase squirrels and this is what the bespoke cake design is based upon. This beautiful cake topper is actually sat on a cake board so it could be removed before the cake was cut and saved as a memento of their special day.
These hand-made figures are sat on a log which was based around a photograph that was supplied to me when the cake order was placed.
This is their cute little West Highland terrier called Minty which is roughly around 1½ inch wide and 1 inch high. He is eyeing up the squirrel which is even smaller than Minty and holding an acorn.
Around the actual cake a meadow was hand-painted with edible food colouring featuring daisies, butterflies, dragonflies and ladybirds surrounded by bright green grass.
When designing and creating cakes it’s best to make sure the cake decorating looks good from all angles – even behind.
The result of all this hard and enjoyable work was a cake I was very proud of and was just what the couple had in mind – and they loved it.
This kind of cake decoration could be applied to wedding cakes as well as all the other varieties of celebration cakes too.
If you’d like me to decorate a cake in a bespoke style or something completely different for your special occasion then please feel free to contact me for a quote. Copper Top Cakes is based in Nottingham and delivers to the East Midlands area. Please feel free to leave me an email or a message and I will always get back to you as soon as possible.
I’ve been waiting to have a go at this creation that’s in my head for a little while now. If you have followed my blogs before you will have seen the square plaques I have painted for my previous demonstrations; now I wanted to have a go on a cake and I know butterflies are in fashion so I felt one large butterfly would complete this dynamic cake.
I love the pinky lilac colour of this cake and felt it was delicate enough to hold and show off a strong design with a large butterfly.
Now I already had my painting inspiration from my previous designs so I decided to dive in and paint straight on the cake with no patterns to follow, no traced pattern. Basically I doodled this freehand onto the cake then just kept repeating a similar pattern and making it up as I went along – I love this style has it as a vintage feel and looks a bit like a henna tatoo too.
Now to the butterfly…I did not use any cutters in this process. I found photos of butterflies and cut out my own card template to get the wing shapes. It was like producing flowers really; cut out shape, insert wire, use poppy veiner to create wing veins and ball tool to soften edges. The body was more tricky and that was moulded around florist wire too. These were left for 24 hours to dry then painted and taped together to form this striking butterfly.
If you’d like me to decorate a cake in a similar bespoke style or something completely different for your special occasion then please feel free to contact me for a quote. Copper Top Cakes is based in Nottingham and delivers to the East Midlands area. Please leave me an email or a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
This cake was inspired by my beautiful large lilac poppies that I grew from seed in my new garden. In the Summer they burst into these fantastic delicate flowers which only lasted one day before throwing all the petals around the garden like confetti.
I have never made these flowers before and do not have any metal cutters so I cut off a head and dismantled it. Sometimes they only had 4 petals and sometimes 6. I proceeded to make templates in card of the petals to keep for future use and took a photograph to cross reference with as well.
The center was made first and then the stamens were added after that. The white with a hint of pale lilac petal paste was cut and wires inserted to produce four large petal. Finally they were painted to simulate the patterns on the real flowers; I like my finished flowers to look pretty but not altogether too realistic to show they are handmade.
The cake was completed with a frill down the front that highlights the flower.
If you’d like me to decorate a cake in a similar bespoke style for a special occasion then please feel free to contact me for a quote. Copper Top Cakes is based in Nottingham and delivers to the East Midlands area. I am reachable between 1.00pm – 2.00pm in the day and evenings plus weekends. Leave me an email or a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Well this is the final ‘Painting on Icing’ out of the trio (for the moment). Another one I will hopefully get around to creating a cake for from my designs…the list is getting longer.
Another inspired design from some wallpaper I bought. This was not traced but painted straight on the sugarpaste so the design is only influenced by the wallpaper. Each flower was painted with 2 coates to get the thick colour and the red ones were then painted in edible varnish (which doesn’t show on screen).
The leaves on the wallpaper were totally the wrong shape for poppy leaves so I changed that too.
This would look good and be very effective on a wedding or celebration cake with 3D petal paste poppies on top to finish off.
If you’d like me to decorate a cake in this style for a special occasion then please feel free to contact me for a quote. Copper Top Cakes is based in Nottingham and delivers to the East Midlands area.
Continuing my cup cake mini series I created these pure white iced hearts to stand vertically on top of each cake. The cakes themselves are decorated with white icing ribbons.
This design would be perfect for a white wedding especially when accompanied by a larger matching topper cake.
These are more intricate than some of my other cupcake designs and as such they are priced at £3.50 each, minimum quantity 12. Please contact me if you would like to place an order for your special occasion.
The inspiration for these dainty cupcakes came from a sea of little white flowers that sprung up in a local park this spring.
I made two sizes of white flowers and arranged them on a bed of green icing to represent the grass that I had seen in the park.
Simpler than some of my other cupcake designs, but still effective, they are priced at £2.50 each, minimum quantity 12. Please contact me if you would like to place an order.
Inspiration for my cake designs can spring from anywhere. These cupcakes incorporate the flower shapes and colours that I saw on a cushion in a shop window.
As the background colour for the flowers was brown I decided to use chocolate cupcakes topped with chocolate icing.
As you can see I have highlighted each flower with hand piped accents and each one is placed into a matching decorative lace wrapper.
If you’d like me to decorate some similar cupcakes for your special occasion then please feel free to contact me for a quote.