Friday, 22 June 2012

Ruby and pearl cupcakes

I was asked to make some Ruby wedding anniversary cupcakes for a lady who attended one of my cupcakes classes earlier on this year, she also decided to hire 3 lovely vintage cake stands so she can display them at her party this Saturday.  So here they are all ready and waiting to be collected!

Vintage and Cake x

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Giveaway! A fab new cake book

I have a lovely little competition for all you people out there thinking of or in the process of starting up your very own cake business from home.
I was contacted by Alison McNicol who is a UK author. She has just published a new book for UK bakers wishing to start their own cake business, so we thought it would be a great idea for us to devise a competition for all you lovely people who read my blog to enter. If you simply can't wait then you can buy Alison's book at Amazon
All you have to do to be in with a chance of receiving this book is answer the question below with your email address; the best will be picked and announced on my blog, Alison will then send out a copy to the lucky winner.
Question: If Jessie J had her own cake business, what would she call it?
The competition ends at midnight on Sunday 1st July and the winners will be announced right here shortly after that. UK entrants only.
Good luck, I cant wait to see your answers!
Vintage and Cake x

Monday, 14 May 2012

Victoria sponge wedding cake, raffia and milk churns!

I made a 4 tier Victoria sponge wedding cake this Saturday and set it up at a pretty little golf club in Leicester. The bride Carla had some beautiful vintage decorations, including raffia around all the chairs, milk churns filled with beautiful flowers and just general amazing rustic vintageness which is my favourite.
The Victoria sponge cake was surrounded by summer berries and mint leaves. The bride had also left some rose heads to go around it too.
The overall look was gorgeous! Vintage and Cake x

Monday, 7 May 2012

Laura and Michael's wedding cakes

Remember the lovely lady I ran a hen party cupcake decorating workshop for... well I made her wedding cakes too and here they are!
Image above - CopyrightLucyStendallPhotography
Laura and Michael are such a lovely couple, they came to me for their wedding cakes and revealed the news that they were expecting their first baby too! Little Toby was born only a couple of months ago and goodness me he is cute. Laura and Michael had a lot on their plate as they had to organise their wedding too, but let me just say what an amazing job they did, it all looked beautiful.
They were married at the gorgeous Beechenhill Farm in Ilam, which is one of my favourite places, so tranquil and beautiful. They decided to go for 50 vintage style cupcakes with chocolate and vanilla flavours. They also went for my rustic vintage buttercream wedding cake, with lemon and chocolate flavours. It all looked stunning on their cute little cake table. Lovely couple, beautiful wedding. I wish you a long and happy life together Laura and Michael! Vintage and Cake x

Monday, 30 April 2012

White Wedding Cupcakes

I set up a lovely wedding on Saturday at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire. It was for the very talented and lovely Emily Parkes who runs a brilliant business called Emily Parkes Art specialising in 'Girly Illustrations, Textile Art and Accessories' Her and her now husband opted for all white vintage cupcake designs with greens leaves, finished with a pearl lustre. It was so effective, very simple but beautiful. The flavours were lemon and vanilla, so a lovely mix of fresh flavours for their lucky guests.
Congratulations on your marriage Emily and Iain
Vintage and Cake x

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

A little vintage cupcake prettiness

I have a consultation this evening for a lovely bride who is going for a village fete theme at her wedding reception in July. So she got in touch with me and asked if she could pop over for a consultation to look at some vintage ideas for cupcakes. I thought I would share her samples and examples.

The flavours for her samples are lemon and vanilla each are flat iced with embossed icing and vintage style designs.

The rest are some of the cupcakes that my students learn to create in my vintage cupcake classes including the piped rose using a petal nozzle.

You can see some mini handmade cupcake bunting this was an idea inspired from the lovey and creative Daisy Cupcakes, I hope she doesn't mind that I used it to display my cupcakes for my bride this evening!

Vintage and Cake x

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

A Vintage Valentine's Hen Party

I held a hen party cupcake decorating workshop for 11 lovely ladies a couple of weeks ago. The bride to be is getting married in May but first has the very important task of giving birth to her baby boy in a few weeks! This was the perfect way for her, her family and friends to spend her hen party; a lovely relaxed atmosphere and plenty of tea and cupcakes!

Laura and Michael came to me last year to chat about their wedding cake and they had just received the news that they were expecting a baby, they were so excited and I instantly loved them both. We got onto chatting about Laura's hen party and what she would do when she was 8 months pregnant! So it was perfect for her to book a hen party cupcake class with afternoon tea with me. They were a delightful group of ladies and the afternoon was relaxed and happy.

The fabulous Lucy Stendall popped along to take some photographs of the day and as you can see did a great job capturing the vintage feel of the afternoon and the relaxed atmosphere. Thanks Lucy you are brilliant! if any of you brides to be out there are looking for a photographer then look no further than this talented lady... and she is lovely too!

Lots of luck to you Laura and I am so looking forward to making yours and Michael's wedding cakes in May, a vintage theme of course!

Vintage and Cake x

Credit - Photography - Lucy Stendall Photography

Monday, 20 February 2012

Aubergine Vintage Wedding Cupcakes

I delivered 120 wedding cupcakes with a rich fruit cake top tier this Saturday to Alrewas Hayes in Staffordshire. The venue was lovely!

The cupcakes were a mix of vintage designs in both buttercream and flat sugarpaste icing. The top tier was a rich fruit cake soaked in brandy, iced in ivory with an aubergine flower corsage.

Congratulations Lisa and Anthony, I hope you had a wonderful wedding day!

Vintage and Cake x