The bride and groom wanted traditional wedding cake and theme was of traditional pots that is unique with geometrical patterns of squares, diamonds and triangles that are used in pots and baskets weaved by artists. I baked the fruit cakes and then carved the pot and filled it with sugarcraft roses and quills and guinea fowl feathers were added to give it an authentic african setting. I used five different designs and loved the challenge to be as close as I can to the traditional theme.
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Saturday, September 5, 2015
This cake was a gift from the bride's sister and she came up with a unique theme of four weaved baskets over one another and be presented in the form of a wedding cake, that shall have a silver wedding theme, with a drape flowing down from the top cake to the bottom cake with few silver scrolls on the top. All cakes were fruit cakes, which I made and carved them into rectangular shapes with each cake skewed on top of each other and gave form to the theme as suggested for the wedding. The bride liked the cake and it made me feel happy to have satisfied one of my very good client and a friend.
Friday, August 14, 2015
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Saturday, June 20, 2015
This wedding cake is one of the cherished work that I loved to labour with joy. For some time, due to work, I am not making cakes regularly but when the request came for this cake, I loved the theme and design and made this cake of yellow and blue hue. Baking and maturing seven layer fruit cake and making of approximately 150 roses with approximately 150 lilles and 200 other flowers to give it a visual effect was time worth spent.The wedding was to take place in a farm and the heavy cake had to be transported in two parts and assembled there. Whew! But it was worth seeing the smiles and whatsapp msgs and smses of content.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Monday, December 16, 2013
Now the year is almost coming to an end and I would like take this moment to thank all of you who have supported me, guided me and encouraged me to do better. Having made close to 250 wedding cakes, I have learned a lot on maturing the fruit cake, experimenting with alochol, brushes, making home made tools, planing and shaping the cakes, how to salvage the occasion by being patient and why to respect sugar that it deserves ! With every cake that i make, there is always new things to learn..this lifelong discovery of perfection amazes me and I humbly bow to God and his perfect ways of creation.
With work engagements, consultancy and studies, I have slowed down on making cakes as I often used to do in the past. Nevertheless, I still love sugarcraft and will post my works as and when I manage to do so.
I wish you all a very happy ushering into 2014 !