Updated: Jul 10
Hello cake lovers! I'm just a little bit overwhelmed and excited this week because I'VE WON A CAKE COMPETITION!!
You probably don't know (and there is no reason why you should) that I am a member of an online cake school. I first joined this school about four years ago when I ventured back into sugarcraft again, following a long break of about fifteen years, as I wanted to refresh my skills and catch up on all the trends and techniques that I had missed whilst I was out of the game. I've had loads of fun over the past four years exploring different ways to improve my business and offer you all the best value for money, watching tutorials and listening to podcasts. It has just been the best fun time and I have learned so much new stuff along the way. We never stop learning, right?
Recently the website had a makeover and introduced a forum where it's possible to interact with other cake designers, make new friends and discuss all things cake related with people who really understand the trials of a cake decorator. One of the topics in this new forum is a competition for members to post pictures of their cakes, and guess whose cake won 'Member Cake of the Week' this week? Yes, you have guessed, it was little ole me!!! I don't enter competitions very often and you could have knocked me down with a feather! My cake, yes MY CAKE, was chosen above all the others in the face of some very stiff competition. And here is my winning entry:
I made this wedding cake in August and the design was based around the décor of the grand staircase of the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel where the bride and groom were married (pictures below). I tried to pick out certain elements to incorporate within the cake design.
The base tier of my cake had a ring of edible gold lace around it with a crown of blossom flowers and petunias, the middle tier had fleur de lis around it and the top tier had flecks of edible gold leaf. Hand made sugar flowers completed the design and the colour of the cake was taken from the colour of the ceiling, although the bride didn't want such a deep turquoise.
I really enjoyed designing and making this cake and I am currently booking wedding cake orders for next year so if you would like a free, no obligation quote for your own wedding cake then why not contact me? Of course, it's not just wedding cakes that I make so if you have a celebration of any kind planned, I can also help you with a show stopping cake for that too.
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