Thursday, 31 March 2011

Alice In Wonderland Cupcakes

I have just completed the best order ever! Alice in Wonderland cupcakes with a giant cupcake for an 18th birthday. Do you remember the lovely teapot cake and little teapots and teacup cupcakes I did a few weeks ago? well they were for an 18th birthday too and the birthday girl's friend saw them at the party and asked her mum to get onto the phone to me immediately as she was desperate for some Alice in Wonderland cakes for her birthday and wanted Vintage and Cake to do the honours... well I jumped at the chance! I loved making these, the little teapots and wonky teacups were time consuming to say the least but well worth it as they look so cute.

I hope you enjoy looking at them.


Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Short but sweet Ruby Wedding Anniversary Cake

Hello, just a short blog to tell you about my latest cake. I created a Ruby Wedding Anniversary cake for a party held on Saturday just gone.

The cake was vanilla sponge with vanilla buttercream and the cupcakes were a mixture of vanilla and chocolate buttercream roses.

To celebrate your Ruby Wedding Anniversary (40 years!) is truly amazing!

Friday, 25 March 2011

Spring Cupcakes and a Giant Cupcake

These were delivered last night to a lovely couple heading off to Bath today to get married, just an intimate wedding of 20 guests. I hope they have this lovely weather!

These cakes were great to make, the little bees are so cute and such a nice idea for Wedding Cupcakes.

The flavours were carrot with cream cheese and honey topping, chocolate with chocolate buttercream and lemon with lemon buttercream.

I hope Patricia and Christopher have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Vintage Cupcake Decorating Workshops

I am now running vintage cupcake decorating classes with afternoon tea. You will learn how to create nine beautiful vintage style cupcakes, including;

♥ How to pipe with buttercream using lots of different techniques and nozzles, including a fabulous buttercream rose
♥ How to use embossers and other tools to create a vintage look
♥ How to create that pearlised vintage sparkle
♥ Make very delicate roses and other flowers
♥ How to make other vintage inspired sugar designs
♥ Make and use sugar pearls
♥ How to pipe with royal icing
♥ Have a vintage afternoon tea!

The workshops are £40.00 per person and include a full afternoon tea with lots of tasty treats.

I am very excited to be able to run these courses as vintage is my speciality and something I love doing and do lots of. The courses are held in The Thomas cook Memorial Hall in Melbourne, Derbyshire which is a great hall with a lovely vintage feel.

If you would like to book then please call 07814 600596 or email, I would love to hear from you.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day is nearly here! This year it falls on Sunday 3rd April.

I thought I would give you a few ideas for some gifts to spoil your lovely mum with.

A teapot cake is a great gift idea, you can personalise the message to anything you like and choose your colours and design.

A beautiful Mother's Day hamper from The Blossom Tree Florist, an array of beautiful seasonal flowers with a cute little cupcake inside a lovely basket.

This personalised tea cosy by Milly and Pip is another brilliant idea for Mother's Day, again it can be personalised with a message of your choice.

Go on treat your mum! x

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Cupcake Decorating Baby Shower

Yesterday I spend the afternoon with 6 lovely ladies teaching them how to make little sugar ducks, roses and booties! They came along to one of my cupcake decorating workshops with afternoon tea. They created some really beautiful cupcakes, I was very impressed with their creativity. I had a really lovely afternoon, they were a pleasure to teach.

I also welcomed my first assistant to Vintage and Cake, the delightful Emma, Emma will be helping me at the workshops over the summer, assisting people with icing techniques, sugar craft and answering whatever baking questions you can throw at her!

This is a great idea for a baby shower, the mum to be was literally showered with gifts and made to feel really special by her lovely friends and mum. She is actually due next week so was under strict orders NOT to give birth before or during the workshop (I had brought hot towels just in case!)

A lovely afternoon, thanks ladies, I hope you will continue to make lots of fabulous cupcakes!

Friday, 4 March 2011

Teapot Cake And Cupcakes

I have just completed another teapot cake, which I love making. This one was for an 18th Birthday party. The mum of the 18 year old got in touch with me and gave me some photos for inspiration, which I have added below. It is a total surprise for her daughter but funnily enough her daughter had actually been on my website looking at my vintage cupcakes, she showed her mum, but her mum pretended to be too busy.... little did her lucky daughter know that mum was plotting to get her a Vintage and Cake teapot cake and vintage cupcakes, yey for mums and their sneaky ways!

The inspiration photo

Inspiration photo

The teapot cake is vanilla sponge with vanilla buttercream and the cupcakes are all classic vanilla too. It was collected today and will be winging its way to the party for tomorrow, wish I could see her daughters face when she sees it!

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

4 tier wedding cake

This weekend was VERY busy! I had 2 weddings, a 70th birthday, a hen party afternoon tea and family to visit!

On Friday I delivered a 4 tier wedding cake to Donington Park Farmhouse, one of my favourite venues, while I was there I had a good nose around at the decorations of the wedding, which I love doing as it always looks so pretty. The bride had hundreds of fairy lights all over the barn where they were getting married, it looked stunning.

The 4 tier cake was rich fruit cake on the bottom, vanilla sponge, chocolate and cherry and finally lemon drizzle, so a good mix of flavours in there.

The giant cupcake was a Madeira cake with vanilla buttercream and the seaside cake was a mix of chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with a rich fruit cake top tier and a giant sugar bow on top.

I delivered the afternoon tea to a lovely group of woman staying at Emily Barn in Carsington, Derbyshire. A very beautiful place to have your hen do and lovely owners too. The ladies had finger sandwiches, scones, cream and jam, Victoria sponges and cupcakes all served on vintage china.

A busy weekend but worth it!