Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Rosie and Jim - Apron Cake!

The company (Rosie and Jim) won two amazing awards for their product (it is amazing, we eat it all the time) and decided to celebrate with cake and other goodies like champagne! The cake is a carved 12" zesty lemon. Congratulations.

Jamie - First Communion Cake

Jamie is the cutest little kid. A huge Harry Potter fan too. I had intended to put him on wearing the Gryffindor cloak but it took away from his cool threads so I used the house colours for ribbon instead. The cake is an 8" chocolate fudge. Everything is edible ( except his glasses) and handmade.

Nora - Elephant Christening Cake

Alison ordered this 8" strawberry swirl cake to celebrate her daughter's christening day. I do love the name Nora.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Catriona & Patrick - Blush Rose Wedding Cake

Congratulations to the lovely Catriona and Patrick who were married last weekend. Don't they look gorgeous? They held their reception in the utterly gorgeous Castle Durrow (thank you Duggie for your help and advice) The cake consists of a 10" chocolate biscuit tier, an 8" lemon tier and a 6" ginger, date and lemon tier. The roses were made by the wonderful Susan Barry ... she works with Bernie and is an absolute legend. Special mention to Betty who provided lots of advice and recipes for the lemon cake.

Liam Fergus - Dr.Seuss Christening Cake

Eimear ordered this 8" x 5" high zesty lemon cake for Liam Fergus's christening day. One of my favourites. Love how bright and colourful it is (also a huge Dr Seuss fan and I've been wanting to make one of these for ages).

Ava - Communion Cake

Ava, via her lovely mam Aoife, sent me a drawing of how she wanted her cake to look. And, apparently, we nailed it! The cake is an 8" chocolate fudge and everything, bar the veil is edible.

Dave - Born in the USA birthday cake

Dave had to pick up his own cake hence the 'no peeking' sign, I an assured he didn't! Enjoyed making this one. It is an 8" square Vanilla and strawberry cake. The image, doesn't show it in the photos, stands proud of the cake as I made it by creating an edible transfer which I could then mould and shape to give it a bit of oooomph.

Dearbhla - Director Birthday Cake

Dearbhla celebrated a big birthday yesterday and I was delighted to make her cake. She is, to put it mildly, an awesome director and an awesome person (even though she told me not to believe all I read online lol). The cake is an 8" chocolate biscuit and mostly edible. Photos are but props on top aren't... made from sugar but with card backing as the weather refused to allow the paste to harden. p.s. the only time I dislike the sun is when it is playing havoc with my caking.

Cathay Pacific Inaugural Flight Cake

Cathay Pacific launched it's direct flight to Dublin from Hong Kong today and we were delighted to be asked to make a cake for the celebrations in Dublin Airport today. We were asked to make the Tian Tan Buddha, a Junk, the new Cathay Pacific plane with curved winglets (I had to google that), the Bell Tower in Trinity College and ... I asked that we include the chimneys in Poolbeg. To me, they are iconic and a true landmark. The cake is made up of a 12" square chocolate biscuit cake and a 12" square vanilla. Everything is, edible and handmade.

Daniel - Thomas the Tank Engine birthday cake

Niamh ordered this 8" vanilla cake to celebrate her son's 6th birthday. Everything is edible and hand made.