Bespoke celebration cakes

Father’s Day

Posted by on Jun 25, 2013

Father’s Day

My Dad loves cake and can you guess what else? Cricket and reading the paper. So it really wasn’t hard to pick a theme when designing him a cake. Happy Father’s day Dad! Katy xx  

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Birthday cake with sugar flower orchids

Posted by on May 29, 2013

Birthday cake with sugar flower orchids

A year ago I made my first fully decorated cake for my friend Kelly. It was making that cake that got me hooked on cake decorating. And now a year on I have a website, Facebook page, Twitter account, business cards at the printers and am thinking of registering KatyBakey as a business rather than it just being my hobby. Something I never though would happen when I was making that first cake. I loved making this cake as sugarflowers are yes fiddly to make, but always put a smile on my face when I have finished. So although i’m not sure Kelly is happy to be another year older, I was...

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Marathon cake

Posted by on Mar 29, 2013

Marathon cake

This cake was made for a lovely lady celebrating her 100th marathon. My friend Karen and I went to school together, we’ve known each other since we were 8. Karen and I had a lot in common, particularly we both hated PE, and were regularly in trouble for not trying hard enough, or just trying to avoid it altogether. Unlike me Karen has managed to move past the hatred of all things exercise and is heavily involved in would you believe all things running! She has even completed the London marathon. So when she asked me to make a cake to celebrate one of her friends completing her 100th...

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Wedding Cake

Posted by on Mar 23, 2013

Wedding Cake

When my parent’s friends recently got married I was thrilled when they asked if I could make their wedding cake. I was also slightly nervous as the word ‘wedding’ somehow adds to the pressure of making sure the cake is exactly what the happy couple want, otherwise I could ruin their whole day. I was asked to make a square cake, in ivory with gold touches. The cake needed to have the couple’s initials on it and a bouquet of sugar roses. How I put it together was up to me. Eeek. Making the roses was my favourite part, I hadn’t really made any since I did my course...

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Wedding cake planning

Posted by on Mar 5, 2013

Wedding cake planning

I’m busy planning my first wedding cake. It is for my parent’s friends and I love how pretty everything is. I have loads of ideas and am busy trying them out on a set of cake dummies. I have a theme of Ivory with hints of gold to work with. Here are some pictures of things I have been trying...

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Hulk cake

Posted by on Aug 25, 2012

Hulk cake

I loved making this cake for my friend’s son, but it did cause me some sleepless nights. We had planned Ollie’s cake for months, Spiderman, his favourite. The the week before Ollie decreed that Spiderman was no longer his favourite and he now loved Batman and Hulk. After a small panic I came up with this design to combine all three. I love the way it turned out and Ollie’s reaction to it. Turns out he did indeed know better than me and all three are much better than just Spiderman.   The hulk hand is made of solid green fondant, shaped and then coloured with...

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