Beatrix Potter Cakes & Tutorials

Peter Rabbit cakes Beatrix Potter cakes by Hello Naomi left and the Artful Bakery right

The Beatrix Potter series is one of the most beautifully written and illustrated collections of childrens' books and has enchanted generation after generation, including cake decorators who have translated the beautiful imagery from the stories into outstanding childrens' cake designs. The two … [Read more...]

Book Cakes – Part 2

book cake by Estrele Cakes, Italy

Book cakes make great  birthday cakes for little bookworms, and bigger bookworms too. It's a simple novelty cake to create, yet always looks impressive.  (You'll find tutorials and tips in our earlier feature  Book Cakes- Part 1.) A baby book is a beautiful idea for a christening cake or naming … [Read more...]

Circus Cakes

circus cake hand-painted carnival cake by Bite Me Bakery UK

Circus cakes are a great all round cake design for birthdays - they work as boy's cakes, girl's cakes and right up to 21st cakes. We have a beautiful selection of designs below, from simpler styles to more dramatic creations to inspire your own circus cake design. The fabulous feature cake above … [Read more...]

Ballerina Cakes: Part 1

ballerina cakes by Dream Cakes by Robyn left and by Carlos Lischetti right

A beautiful ballerina cake is guaranteed to light up the eyes of any little girl for her birthday.  Whether it's a classically elegant ballerina cake or a little cartoon-style ballet girl, once it's pink and it's pretty, it's a hit. NEW: See our collection of Ballerina Cakes Tutorials here, plus … [Read more...]

Carousel Cakes – Tutorials & Design Inspiration

carousel cakes from Bobette & Belle (left) and Shaz1147 on Cake Central (right)

Vintage carousel cakes or merry-go-round cakes are one of the biggest cake trends at the moment in cake decorating and it's not hard to see why.  Their old world charm enchants both children and adults alike and they make for a very luxurious celebration cake for a christening for children's … [Read more...]

How To Make A Gingerbread House

gingerbread houses in pink from Sweetopia. com (left) and from Catch My Party by Courtney D. (right)

Making a gingerbread house is one of the most magical gifts you can give your children at Christmas. It never fails to enchant both adults and children alike, and the best part is, it's so much easier to make than you think. The fabulous pink gingerbread house above is by the exceedingly talented … [Read more...]

Story Book Cakes

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A story book cake is one of the most enchanting cakes you can make for a little one, even right up to teenage years and beyond, with their favourite book. The very stylish cake design above was designed by Rose Sen Cakes as a fabulous 30th birthday cake for an avid book lover. To create an open … [Read more...]

Teddy Bears’ Picnic Cakes

teddy bears picnic cake by Zoe Clark from pianetadonna.it

A teddy bears picnic cake always works great for birthday parties for little ones and is a great cake to have in your collection.  The above cake by Zoe Clark of The Cake Parlour keeps it simple yet chic with pretty vintage colours in sage green, pale blue and pink rosebuds. It's a theme you can … [Read more...]

Hot Air Balloon Cakes

Hot Air Balloon Cake

Hot air balloon cakes are the birthday cake theme of the moment Stateside.  Seeing a hot air balloon in the sky is a magical sight so a hot air balloon cake is guaranteed to make a beautiful centrepiece at a ny party and will definitely entrance the little ones.   The cake (left) is by party planner … [Read more...]