Cake

Cake for Luisa

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That crazy fun cousin of mine Luisa is over from America visiting. We’ve had the best few days hanging out. We danced to S Club at the O2, took afternoon tea at Sketch, went for a proper English roast and ate lots of this cake. It was her birthday just before she arrived so I wanted to have a little belated celebration with her. For a while now I’ve been inspired by Katherine Sabbath and my Instagram feed is constantly full of delicious looking cakes dripping with ganache. I wanted to give it a go myself. So I chose to do an Oreo cake with a milk chocolate ganache drip. THE best combo. I made

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Shoe Cake

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I destroyed the only pair of shoes I’ve ever truly loved. I had this pair of black velvet heels that had this swirly rose on the front and they were perfect. Not too high but tall enough. The velvet made them soft so they never rubbed and they were comfortable, oh so comfortable. I had them for years so were nicely worn in. Sadly I can’t even remember where they came from. Heaven probably. I loved them so much that when I started 6th form and didn’t have to wear uniform anymore but a suit situation instead, I decided that these heels, not ballet pumps like most others, would also be the most appropriate choice of footwear for me. At this point I was walking to school, only a five ish minute journey from door to desk but off I would trot in these heels most days. After two years of tottering down the muddy path in the rain the shoes had had it. The velvet wore away at the front and turned a bit green and the heels looked like they had been chewed up from me hooking them on various classroom stools. While I’ll never fully give my heart to another pair I really did love making this cake and sugar shoe. This cake was for

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Kahaila

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A little while back now Alexia and I visited A Most Curious Wedding Fair. We had a fun day out wedding planning and getting inspiration from all of the cool exhibitors. I loved seeing all the creative cakes, alternative bridal outfits and the amazing flower arrangements. Head over to her blog to see some of the cool and quirky wedding suppliers we saw on the day. Afterwards we decided that instead of having a proper lunch we would skip straight to coffee and cake. The perfect spot was only a short walk away. Kahaila is a café on Brick Lane that

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Grandfather Clock Cake

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I think I unintentionally have a thing for making clock cakes. They are always a bit of a challenge, but in a good way. I was asked to make a Grandfather clock for our friend Becky’s Grandfather’s 90th Birthday. He has spent his life repairing clocks including Big Ben. There is a little article on him here. Becky sent me this image as a reference of how she wanted the clock to look. To start the grandfather clock I

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