Vintage Charm Cake

I will always remember last summer as the season of roses and hydrangeas. I love those flowers, especially when they are together. Their shapes and colours are the epitome of Nature’s beauty!

Starting from those thoughts, a few months ago I decided to design a cake featuring roses and hydrangeas. The simple idea became a project in the 2nd issue of Squires Kitchen’s Bake School Magazine. The article is a step-by-step guide to making flowers, cake and mini cakes.

SKMP must have thought the same about the magical match, because to my surprise the cake was used on the cover of Wedding Cakes magazine, issue 45!

It is a great honour for me. Seeing my work, and what was intended as a homage to Mother Nature, on the cover of a world-renowned magazine filled me with joy. When passion and hard work meet, sometimes something magic is born.

If you-like me-love roses and hydrageas, please join me on March 15th, 2013 and March 17th, 2013 at Squires Kitchen’s Exhibition in Farnham, Surrey. We’ll learn how to make blossom mini cakes. See you there, then!

Autumn’s Bounty

As Halloween’s witching hour grows closer, it’s time to pay homage to an icon of autumn: the pumpkin.

I’ve created this cake with a kaleidoscope of autumn colours in mind: fiery glowing leaves, purple grapes and golden-yellow Jerusalem artichoke flowers.

Jerusalem artichoke blooms in October with large flower heads and showy yellow petals that capture the vibrancy of autumn days. They make the crowning touch in this autumn arrangement.

This cake is my contribution to Cakes & Sugarcraft 118. Check out the magazine to find the step-by-step guide to recreating this project.