Polka Dot Cakes

A polka dot design is one of the prettiest and simplest cake decorations and works for lots of different occassions and styles of cakes, whether contemporary or vintage. We have two fabulous polka dot wedding cakes above in pretty pastels by Hall of Cakes UK (left) and Sophisticakes of … [Read more...]

Vintage Suitcase Cakes

Suitcase cakes are always been popular with brides and grooms heading off on an exotic honeymoon, but they're more popular than ever now for a whole host of occasions - as an 18th birthday cake for teenagers heading off on a gap year, as 21st birthday cakes for graduates heading abroad after … [Read more...]

Vintage Floral Piped Cake Tutorial

If you have yet caught the buttercream bug, then you definitely will with Carey Madden's new book, Sensational Buttercream Decorating Covering basic buttercream decorating techniques from scratch, Carey takes the reader on a journey from the absolute basics to becoming accomplished in the art of … [Read more...]

Broderie Anglaise/Eyelet Lace Cakes

Eyelet lace cakes are a perfect cake design for a relaxed spring or summer wedding.  Broderie anglaise/eyelet lace is less formal than traditional lace, yet exudes a delicate, pretty bridal feel. It also makes a great detail or side design for a christening cake, communion cake or other occasion for … [Read more...]

Teapot Cakes – Part 2

Teapot cakes have captured everybodies' imagination this year so we've decided to follow-up on our earlier feature with all the latest fabulous designs. (For those who missed it, you'll find Teapot Cakes Part 1 here, including some fab tutorials). What's more, if you're taking part in MS Cake … [Read more...]

Elegant Afternoon Tea Cakes – Bake for MS

CALLING ALL  CAKE BAKERS! The MS Society is hosting a fundraising drive, "Cake Break", for the month of May.  To join in the campaign to support MS sufferers and MS research (MS is an incurable, life long illness: for more info see below), bakers are asked to a host an afternoon tea, a "coffee and … [Read more...]

Easter Cakes & Confections

Easter is a pefect time of year to create a special Springtime cake for family or friends and we have lots of beautiful Easter cakes this week to inspire your cake decorating. The fabulous blossom-covered easter bunny cake above (from Sugar Ed Productions) makes an exquisite Easter cake design … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Cakes

Mother's Day is the perfect excuse to make a beautiful vintage style floral cake to spoil your Mum or Gran with a luxurious afternoon tea.  The fabulous pale blue and pink Mother's Day cake above left (by Ceri Badham of Fancy Cakes by Linda) features a delicate stencilled lace side design for an … [Read more...]

Hand Painted Cakes: Part 2

Hand painted cakes are one of the most admired cake design trends of the moment and painting on cakes is one of the most versatile skills a cake decorator can acquire to add to their repetoire of techniques.  Drawing and painting doesn't come naturally to us all, but with a bit of practice there are … [Read more...]

Vintage Hat Box Cakes

A vintage hat box cake is one of the ultimate "go-to" cake designs for lots of occasions - birthdays, anniversaries, Mother's Day cakes, engagement cakes and wedding cakes too. We have two exquisite hat box cakes above  by We Want Cake UK (above left) and the much admired Cotton & Crumbs (above … [Read more...]