Sunday, August 11, 2019

Shane - Sulky Racing Birthday Cake

Shane's mam ordered this 12" fruit cake to celebrate his 50th birthday.   Based on a design sent into us.... you should have smelled Bernie's house when it was baking.  It smelled like Christmas lol.

Miriam - 90th Birthday Cake

Miriam ordered this 8" zesty lemon cake for her mam's 90th birthday celebrations.   Based on a cake by the fabulous Lynzie Ritchie (who recommended us to Miriam) this is a new favourite of mine. 

Orla - Doctor Birthday Cake

Ronan ordered this 8" chocolate biscuit cake for his girlfriend's birthday recently. She's a doctor and this is what we came up with. Everything is edible and handmade.

Mila - Toy Story Birthday Cake

This is an 8" chocolate fudge cake and was made to celebrate Mila's third birthday Joanne, the mammy, already had all the characters so they just had to be added to the cake.

Devin's Mam's birthday retirement cake!

Devin orderd this 8" lemon and 6" chocolate fudge cake to help with his mam's recent celebrations. He wins all the awards for coolest/calmest customer ever btw. Mary, Devin's lovely wife, owner of Bakers&Cakers was also a legend ... and here's why. 

Devn: Hi Niamh, Mary is on her way to collect the cake. 
Me.: Cool, I may not be here as have to drop friend to the airport. Will only be 15 minutes but kids and husband there and the cake is set up and good to go. 
Me..... walking into the house, EXACTLY 12 minutes after I left ...........SCREAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM What the ARGH happened to the cake???? The eldest child, recently an adult, knocked it over and smashed in the side of it. 
Me: HIDevintherehasbeenanaccidentwiththecakeIcanfixitwhat'shelatestIcandeliverittoyouthisafternoon? (quiet sob). 
Devin: Hey, relax, it's only a cake. Don't stress it. 
Ding Dong: 
Mary: You okay? 
Me: i'm going to kill him. 
Mary: It's okay. 

And, you know what? It was. Mary's calming influence (and Darren and Oscar being my cake mayhem assistants) meant that the cake was repaired and put back together within 40 minutes. Mary left with cake, having had an hour away from the baba and a cup of coffee and I had a cup of tea and a gin. The Mammy loved it.

Lily - 8th Birthday Cake

This is an amalgamation of three designs sent to me by Lily's dad. THREE!! Very happy with how it turned out (she says humbly). it is also an 8" chocolate fudge cake.

Alicia - 40th Birthday 80's cake!!

So Alicia sits down in my kitchen (cos she's my mate) and says she would like a cake for her birthday. I asked her if she had any idea and she said 'er, a cake'. I told her she was a bad client and to go away and have a think. So she did. The 80s. She loved that 'zany' pattern that is on the front of the cake (hello fancy paper), that freaky arse clown doll, monchichi's, rainbow brite and the care bears. All of which made it onto the cake. Including that terrifying clown doll. I was given three of those feckers as a kid. I hate clowns and dolls and ... yeah, cheers for that. The cake is an 8" chocolate fudge atop a 10 dummy tier.

Lauren - Unicorn First Birthday Cake

Shirley ordered this 8" vanilla cake for her daughter's first birthday. It's based on a couple of cakes we've made previously and I do like it. Pastel prettiness. Everything is edible (always a bonus I find with cake lol).

Caelynn - Lol Birthday Cake

I do love the colours in this cake. An 8" chocolate fudge (sat on an 8" dummy to give it the height needed to really show off) cake made for Caelynn. Everything is edible, pure sugar rush.

Odhran - Elephant Christening Cake

Anne organised this 8" zesty lemon cake for her grandson's christening day. Elephants are as popular as ever, which is cool cos I love making them.