Sunday, 29 April 2012

I miss my buns!

For many years I was known as the one who made the cakes... I carried on baking after I got sick and even got into doing cake commissions for special occassions which was something I loved so much even though I found it incredibly nerve wracking.  To be entrusted with the focal point of someone's celebration is a really big deal and like with any commission, you can never be one hundred percent sure that the image in your head that you're looking to create is really anything like the one in the head of the person paying the bill!
These days as it's too risky for me to commit to doing a special occassion cake in case I end up in hospital and ruin the party so I just take the time to look back at the buns from history, and the few I still get to make for family celebrations.  What really makes me laugh is that of all the beauties I've created over the years, the cake that gets looked at from all over the internerd is a kiddie one based on Mr Tumble. I wasn't happy with the finished result as the head wouldn't go on the figure right, but I was told by the lovely lady who ordered it (my friend, and once-upon-a-time boss!) that her little man absolutely loved it and THAT'S what counts, no matter what I think!  Anyways, thought I'd share some of my buns while I dream... enjoy! XXX

First ever fondant roses!

Garden themed cornet cuppies for 5th birthday!

Pirate Cat King birthday cake topper!

The march of the penguins, made with a broken wrist!

Our friend,Gus, and his Harley for the bike club party

Vintage floral cuppies for Mamma LFCC

The infamous Mr Tumble cake (don't look at his neck!)

Golden wedding anniversary for garden/book fans!

Welcome onboard cake for the teenager!

This also had piped shag pile carpet when it was done!

Simple but effective!

Just so pretty - love the florals!

Lemon drizzle - my fave flavour!

Another "mum" cake - but not mine!

A real chocolate chocolate brown labradoodle!

VDub rules!

BIG bike club birthday - painted free hand!

Mamma LFCC's vintage tea party cake

18th birthday buns - ladybirds were a MUST!

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