A few more delicious, made to order cakes

It has been so busy in the Hours of Fun kitchen we still have lots of cakes to share with you.  Here are three very different cakes made for three birthdays.

 

First up a cake for a karaoke loving birthday girl celebrating her 80th birthday.  Dressed in a gorgeous gold dress singing her heart out.  The cake topper was made from FIMO (oven baked modelling clay) and came with a box for it to be kept in as a forever keepsake.

The cake was a vanilla sponge with jam and buttercream filling, covered in fondant with wires curled to shoot out the top of the cake with edible stars.

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Next up was a special cake for a little girl celebrating her 4th birthday.  This little girl was involved in the designn and after a few changes of theme and flavour it was decided to go for Sofia the First and chocolate sponge with chocolate filling.  Sofia the first and Clover were non-edible cake toppers which the birthday girl could keep and play with after all the cake had been eaten up.

Due to the size of the cake toppers a last minute change to the design was made, which the customer was happy to go with.  As this included a extra tier of cake for no extra charge I did a vanilla sponge as the birthday girl had been torn between the two flavours!  This was an elegant cake for a beautiful birthday girl.

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Last up was a cake for a super gorgeous little boy turning 2 and he loves the Twirlywoos and he was getting the big red boat for his birthday.  The cake was a vanilla sponge with jam and buttercream shaped into the big red boat.  I modelled the Twirlywoo characters out of fondant and was super proud that the three quacky ducks perched on top of the boat stayed in place as this is often the challenge when modelling cake toppers from fondant for display on a cake!  I really enjoyed making this cake as it was so colourful and fun.

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80th birthday party – invites, cake and decorations

Hours of Fun was booked in for a very special 80th birthday party.  We were making the invitations, decorating the venue and making the cake and I was super excited about the booking.

The first step was a planning meeting to decide on the theme, colours, find out details of venue and any other relevant information.

We designed four different invitations and sent them over for consideration.  Once decided 50 invitations were made using the party theme of lilac and cats, containing all the information the guest list needed.

handmade 80th birthday party cat invites (1)  handmade 80th birthday party cat invites (2)

The venue decorations included paw print helium filled white balloons – in keeping with the cat theme.  Along with lilac and white plain balloons, lots of table confetti and banners.  I also made some paper bunting using the card and paper bought for the invitations and this was hung up around the room.  As a little special addition to the decorations I made name cards again using the card and paper left over from the invitations and we wrote special place names on these, one for each table.  The names included the birthday girl’s place of birth, various homes over the years and special family locations.

For the cake the design was again cats.  A cat embosser and cutter set was used to create the design across the top of the large cake, with purple ribbon and a birthday message embossed on to the side and board of the cake.  The cake was made from 2 10” square vanilla sponge cakes cut to form a rectangle.

Kellys grans 80th birthday cakes (2)

Cat cake
Cat cake

I had inside information that there were at least four people who were gluten intolerant at this party so I made an 8” round no-gluten sponge cake, decorating it using the cat embosser and cutter set as a gift from Hours of Fun.  I was keen to use my new no-gluten sponge cake recipe and see what they thought.  I received such amazing feedback from everyone at the party for the decorations and cakes.  Those that tried the no-gluten cake were so amazing with their feedback saying it was the best no-gluten sponge cake they had tried.  The venue even commented on the cakes saying they cut up fantastically and looked amazing.

If you want to contact Hours of Fun about booking a party, cake, decorations or anything else we provide give us a call on 07549 430879 or email us on Rachel@hoursoffun.co.uk