Woodland walk – the Tame Valley

I spent a couple of hours today on a riverside walk through the Tame Valley.  It was pretty quiet but I did spot a couple of squirrels and a robin. Some pictures in the photo set below.

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A classic celebration birthday cake – M&M Waterfall cake

This cake is really something of a modern classic now. It really is a cake that looks great and will always get compliments. When it’s done well even the simplest of ‘waterfall’ cakes will have something of a ‘wow factor’. This particular cake was one I made for my sons birthday.   Once you have […]

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Celebration birthday cake – for a fisherman

I suppose there are many of us who know someone who likes to head off for the river or favourite stretch of water to spend time fishing. So what better cake for their birthday than one that celebrates their hobby. In my case I got to make this cake for my Uncle when he celebrated […]

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Celebration cakes – Unicorn birthday cake

It didn’t come as too much of a surprise to me when my Granddaughter asked for a Unicorn themed cake for her birthday. In many respects this cake was easier and less time consuming to decorate than some of the other requests I have had! See the pictures of the Unicorn cake in the photo […]

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Celebration cakes – Gruffalo Birthday cake

A personal favourite of all the celebration cakes I have baked and decorated over the years is the Gruffalo cake. I made the cake featured in this post for my Granddaughters second birthday, For those of you unfamiliar with the The Gruffalo story, it is told in a wonderful book written by Julia Donaldson with […]

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Celebration cakes for all occasions

It’s certainly true that being able to bake a decent cake is a skill worth having. Additionally being able to decorate a cake to a reasonable standard is certainly a sure fire way to delight friends and family. There are a number of posts on this blog about quite ‘specific occasion’ cakes. This post features […]

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Celebration cakes – a cake for a friend

Here’s an example of a cake I made for a friend using my standard and well tested celebration cake recipe. This was a fairly routine design, incorparating the Breast Cancer charity pink ribbon and was one of the first cakes that I made with a fondant covering. Clicking any of the pictures below will open […]

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Celebration cakes – Lego cake and Paw Patrol cake

Having Grandchildren has brought me many sleepless nights trying to think through just how I will produce a cake that a few years ago would have been well beyond me.  My eldest Grandsons request for a Paw Patrol cake for his 5th birthday and a Lego cake for his 6th birthday are examples that spring […]

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