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Castles, Princesses and Dragons

Disney Princess castles and other castle themed cakes have always been popular. So I thought I would show you just a few of the different cakes we have made over the last 10 years.

We have made castle cakes for all occasions, Birthdays (from 1 to 30+), Christenings, Weddings and Corporate events.

Disney Princess Castles

We usually use the Disney Princesses set when decorating these. The Princesses in these sets do vary from time to time, depending on the new film releases.

The most popular as always been the assorted princess set, We can get these or you can provide them yourself.

Disney Castle Birthday Cake

Frozen Castles have been popular over the last couple of years.

Tinkerbell and her friends. The castle on this cake is a painted polystyrene cake topper.

Castles for the Boys

On this cake, we use the Mickey Mouse & Toy Story Figures.


Thes castle-themed cakes have hand made Sugar Paste Models.

3 Tier Shrek & Fiona, Girls Birthday Cake

Christening Cakes

2 Tier Square Frozen Castle, Boys Christening Cake

2 Tier Square White Castle with Pink trim Girls Christening Cake

For the Big Girls

Wedding Cakes with Castles

Both Wedding Cakes have hand made sugar paste castles as toppers. We are happy to look at any design ideas you may.

Corporate Cakes

A few years ago we made this Disney themed cake for Caudwell Children’s Charity. The castle part is 2 polystyrene cake dummies with sugar paste towers attached. The Castle was then placed on a cake measuring 3′ x 2′, the total height of the cake and Castle was over 3 ½’ tall.


Disney style castle for Caudwell Childrens Charity

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How Long? A Fishy Story

How long did it take to make the cake? The question I get asked a lot is, The answer I normally give is, I can only give an approximate time. This is because I’m normally working on Three or Four cakes at a time.

So here is how my time was spent when I made this 3D Fish Shaped Cake.

The picture below is a sponge cake that has been cut to the shape of a fish. Then layered with Jam & Buttercream then covered in Buttercream (the Buttercream would be mixing while I’m cutting out the cake).

This stage takes between 1 – 2 hours depending on the shaping & size of the cake. 3D cars can take up to 3 hours including the time to make templates for cutting round.

It’s then left to firm up a little. I would cut & Buttercream another 2 or 3 cakes while this is firming up.

Making a 3D fish birthday cake - sweet fantasies

 

I then go back to the Fish Cake and cover it with Sugar Paste.

The sugar paste (SPD Sugar Paste) needs to be kneaded for 10 to 15 minutes.  This makes it soft, pliable & smooth before pinning it out & covering the cake with it.

The details are then added, mouth, eye socket, fins & marking the fish scales. On this cake that would take up to an hour.

This now needs to dry for about an hour. Then I start spraying & painting it with edible food colours. So it’s back to covering some of the other cakes.

Making a 3D fish birthday cake - sweet fantasies

 

Adding the Painted details

With this cake, I did some of the painting (food colouring) & airbrushing work before I covered the board. I covered the board with the marble effect sugar paste.

Painting & airbrushing will take about an hour because it as to be built up in layers. So it’s back to some of the other cakes in between building up the paint layers.

With a lot of cakes, I cover the boards the day before so the icing dries (makes them easier to work on).

Making a 3D fish birthday cake - sweet fantasies

 

The Finished Cake!

After the painting & airbrushing, the eye is added & then finally the lettering.

Making a 3D fish birthday cake - sweet fantasies

All the lettering for the week’s cakes is normally cut out at the beginning of the week.  So it as the time to dry out, this makes it easy to place on the cakes.

Cutting out Lettering for 15 to 20 cakes can take about 4 Hours.

So That’s How long It Takes To Make A Cake, Well Approximately !!

(and don’t forget about all the time spent cleaning between each stage of the process)

sweet fantasies Food Hygiene Rating 5*

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Baby Shower Cake

Baby Shower Cakes

Baby Shower or Gender Reveal party are becoming very popular now, and is one of those occasions that deserves a special Cake!. there are some really amazing ideas out there.

Below are just a few baby shower cakes we have made, if you are looking for something a little different do an image search on Google or Pinterest. Just contact us with any ideas or pictures you may have and we would be happy to give you a quote.

When you know if it’s a Boy or Girl

 

Baby Shower Cake

Girls Baby Shower Cake

 

If you are having a big party you may want a 2 Tier Cake

Don’t forget you could have different flavoured tiers –

vanilla sponge, chocolate, chocolate/orange, & lemon are the most popular.

Baby Shower Cake

Boy or Girl, Don’t Know Yet?

 

baby shower cake

Baby Shower Cake

Baby Shower Cake

You could have a Cake & Cupcakes to match  or just Cupcakes

 

Baby Shower Cake

Baby Shower Cake

 

If you want to do a Gender reveal cake you could have Pink or blue sponge cake, to surprise your guest with when you cut it!

 

Just contact us with any ideas or pictures you may have and we would be happy to give you a quote.

 

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Wedding Cakes 2018

Wedding Cakes of 2018

Wedding Cakes Of 2018

Wedding Cakes are something we are getting a lot of enquiries about at the moment.

So I thought we would look back at some of the Wedding Cakes we made during 2018, which may help Brides to be with ideas or designs.

There was a large variety of designs & styles from Floral, Novelty, Cakes with Buttercream Finish, Naked cakes & Semi-naked cakes.

 

4 Tier Round White Wedding Cake with Fresh Flowers

3 Tier Cup & Saucer Wedding Cake

3 Tier Naked Wedding Cake

  4 Tier Semi Naked Wedding Cake with Gold Leaf High lights

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A wedding cake is the centrepiece of your wedding reception, the way you display it will add even more impact. from simple & elegant to the more creative

 

2 Tier Round Wedding Cake

3 Tier Round Buttercream Wedding Cake with Rose Sprays

4 Tier Round Wedding Cake (3 Tiers Naked, 1 Tier Iced)

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Some Brides provided their own personalised cake toppers. Toppers similar to the ones on the following cakes can be purchased online.

 

3 Tier Round White & Silver Wedding Cake

White & Silver 4 Tier Round & Square Wedding Cake

white & blue 3 tier round wedding cake

3 Tier Round Wedding Cake with Pale Blue Roses

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Or they had handmade sugar paste toppers. In the past, we have made Bride & Groom plus their children, Bride & Groom plus pets, Super Heroes figures, Cars, Churches and Flowers.

 

3 Tier Round Wedding Cake with Hand Made Bride & Groom Topper

2 Tier Square Wedding Cake

3 Tier Round Wedding Cake with Hand Made Castle Topper

3 tier round wedding cake with stars - sweet fantasies

Pink & Grey Nightmare Before Christmas Wedding Cake

3 Tier Square White & Silver Wedding Cake

Some Testimonials from past customers

 

 

Three Tier Round Wedding Cake

3 Tier Round Wedding Cake with Log Effect Finish

 

It’s got to taste nice! we made cakes in a wide variety of flavours. Some of the most popular were:-

  • Vanilla sponge ( always the most popular)
  • Chocolate with chocolate ganache buttercream.
  • Chocolate & Orange
  • Lemon
  • Lemon & Elderflower
  • We also made some Dairy Free, Vegan & Gluten-free cakes

 

5 Tier Copper & Pink Wedding Cake

4 Tier Round Wedding Cake

 

 

This is just some of the cakes from 2018, for more Wedding Cake designs & ideas take a look at our website Wedding Cake Galleries or Facebook Page.

 

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How to Choose a Christening Cake Design

Christening Cakes

One great way to welcome your new baby into the world is a delicious Christening cake

Like traditional Wedding Cakes, A Christening Cake was usually a fruit cake base, topped with marzipan, white icing, trimmed with Pink or Blue, Then a Stork, a Baby or Icing Flowers as a topper.

However, the modern Christening Cake, calls for a contemporary twist on the traditional cake. The fruit cake base is now more likely to be a sponge, white is often replaced with colour(s) and cute cake topper.

Dumbo Christening Cake

To help you decide on the perfect Christening Cake design, we’ve come up with the following tips:

• What do you want your cake to look like?
Have a look at our Christening Cake pages. Also, Pinterest is a good place to look. Search Christening Cake boards.

Have a look through magazines, and websites. for any cake ideas or designs.

You could even match your cake design to your Christening Invitations to. Remember that you can be as unique as you like.

You could get a personalized cake topper, try eBay or Amazon.

Some customers have Hand Made sugar paste models of the child’s favourite toy, cartoon character, or TV character, as a topper.

Boys Toy Box Christening Cake

Disney figures, Club House, Princesses, etc.

You could also go with flowers & lace designs

• Taste
Fruit Cake isn’t so popular now, so why not try vanilla, chocolate, chocolate & orange, or lemon sponge? or any other flavour you fancy. If the cake is multi-tiered, you could even have them all!

• Size

How many guests are you catering for?

The size of the cake may affect the design you can have.

1 large cake or maybe a 2 or 3 tier cake.

We are often asked how many portions can be obtained from each cake. Obviously, it depends on the person wielding the knife, but we offer the following Portion and Cake Advice guidelines.

• Does your venue cut the cake?
Some new parents may choose to cut the cake together, or you may wish to leave this up to the venue staff. Remember to check with your venue to see if cake cutting & serving is inclusive in the package.

If you need help with your design ideas we are always happy to help.

 

Just contact us with any ideas or pictures you may have and we would be happy to give you a quote.

 

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