Here are the two latest birthday cakes I’ve made. The first was for a 50th birthday for Faith’s nursery teacher’s Dad. I always find it more difficult to make cakes for men so I hope he liked this one. It is a vanilla madeira covered in white sugarpaste (my first successful one!) with coloured sugarpaste stripes and piped royal icing writing and shells.

50th birthday

The second is another giant chocolate cupcake, similar to the last one but this time with lighter chocolate buttercream and a vanilla buttercream and chocolate finger cake case.

Giant choc cupcake