The Gallery – Food

The Gallery theme for this week is food so I thought I’d show some of the cakes I’ve made.

I started getting interested in cake making and decorating when I was younger. I used to watch my Nan-Nan decorating various cakes for weddings, christenings, birthdays etc.
She made absolutely amazing cakes and I was always in awe of her talent. Whenever a cake was a needed, she was the first person all the family went to.

Unfortunately she doesn’t make cakes anymore so when my brother decided to get married, he asked me if I’d be able to make his cake.
I’d never made a wedding cake before and to be honest, I’d only ever made sponge cakes to have with a coffee. Celebration cakes were new to me so I turned to Google and You Tube to help me learn what I needed to know.

Thankfully he gave me plenty of notice so I had lots of time to practice!
For a first timer, I think it turned out pretty well; the bride and groom agreed, thankfully! 🙂
It started off an interest in baking and I’ve since made birthday and christening cakes for my children, nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

 

23 Comments

  1. Funky Wellies 14th July 2012 at 7:42 am

    Wow, amazing cakes! You should turn this into a business!

  2. Natasha SerenityYou 13th July 2012 at 11:49 am

    beautiful cakes, especially the first one

  3. Rosie Scribble 11th July 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Superb. Wish I had that talent.

    1. shelllouise 12th July 2012 at 12:20 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  4. Mags 11th July 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Wow they are fantastic! You're one talented lady. x

    1. shelllouise 12th July 2012 at 12:20 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  5. Mama Syder 11th July 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Oh wow! How clever are you! They are brilliant! x

  6. gina caro 11th July 2012 at 12:49 pm

    wow they are all amazing, I wish I could make cakes like that! The wedding cake is fabulous x

    1. shelllouise 12th July 2012 at 12:19 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  7. Nicola Thomas 11th July 2012 at 10:06 am

    Those are AMAZING! You are so clever!

    1. shelllouise 12th July 2012 at 12:19 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  8. Coombe Mill 11th July 2012 at 9:10 am

    Oh my, that is some serious talent. total respect to you, it must be something you love to do.

    1. shelllouise 12th July 2012 at 12:18 pm

      Thank you, I do enjoy making them but love seeing the recipient of each cake smile when they see it. I have another birthday cake to make for Saturday for my nephew's birthday 🙂

  9. BavarianSojourn 11th July 2012 at 8:11 am

    What a talented lady you are… Love the wedding cake 🙂

    1. shelllouise 12th July 2012 at 12:16 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  10. Kelly Wiffin 11th July 2012 at 7:29 am

    Wow fantastic! You are very clever!

    1. shelllouise 12th July 2012 at 12:16 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  11. Lesley Beeton 11th July 2012 at 7:27 am

    Awesome, much respect for the time and patience. Winnie the Pooh is fab x.

    1. shelllouise 12th July 2012 at 12:15 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  12. Notmyyearoff 11th July 2012 at 7:22 am

    Thats brilliant, I love the wedding one – and all from Google and YouTube too!

    1. shelllouise 12th July 2012 at 12:14 pm

      Thank you 🙂 You tube was my saviour when learning how to make those roses on the wedding cake!

  13. Jenny Paulin 11th July 2012 at 7:18 am

    Oh wow., you are one clever lady and I have cake decorating envy !! These creations are amazing x

    1. shelllouise 12th July 2012 at 12:08 pm

      Thank you 🙂

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