Here’s a pretty in pink semi-naked cake we created for a rather stylish Hen Party (or Bachelorette Party if you’re reading this Stateside) recently! What’s not to love about it? It features all kinds of pink, is topped with Rose Gold macarons, AND it’s a fruity Raspberry Chambord flavour. We also added some of our bubblegum pink meringue kisses finished with a rose gold splatter.
Now let’s talk about the macarons. They’ve become SO popular in a past fews years that these days a semi-nakedcake feels unfinished without them! This pretty cake has a mix of blush Raspberry Chambord macarons and glistening Rose Gold Prosecco macarons. Filled with a fruity raspberry buttercream and a dollop of Chambord infused raspberry preserve our Raspberry Chambord macarons are always a favourite. We also add a little Chambord liqueur into the buttercream to add a hint of booziness. Our Rose Gold Prosecco macarons are painted with a shimmering rose gold before being filled with Bottega Gold Rose Gold Prosseco! Definitely a favourite!
We get a lot of people messaging and even calling asking where our tableware comes from so… The blush pink and gold teapot is by the fabulous Bombay Duck London. As for the pale pink cake stand (one of our favourites) you can bag yourself one here.
Pink semi-naked cake heaven!
Even more macarons and pink meringue kisses surround the cake. Sprinkled on the top are light pink sugar strands from the stylish Fancy Sprinkles along with blush sugar pearls!
The custom pick included on this pink semi-naked cake is actually gold. We shot this cake in natural light so a slight shadow created a darker look to it.
That Rose Gold Prosecco macaron is just irresistible. Rose Gold is still such a hugely popular colour this year. Teamed with blush, different shades of mid pinks and soft grey tones it’s such a luxurious metallic.
Isn’t this the perfect cake for a modern Hen Party or even Bridal Shower!
We know that this is a cake for a cute 1st birthday, but the fun-loving side of us just can’t resist it! We even nicknamed the little unicorn on top, Stardust. With golden stars and a colourful rainbow this pink unicorn birthday cake is ready to start the party!
Here’s a nice little close-up of that magical fondant unicorn! We lightly dusted the body with white lustre for a little sparkle. Obviously, a must for a mythical creature right? Once we created it’s sweet little face and added lots of pink elements like it’s hair, ‘hooves’ and muzzle then finished it with tiny stars and a little blush.
Pretty in pink unicorn birthday cake!
We also made a glitzy star-studded number one topper to sit on top. We love addinga littlemetallic to any design. On this pink unicorn birthday cake we’ve also added lots of golden stars and a shimmering ribbon trim to match! Any metallic adds a lovely hint of luxury!
The cake inside is our light carrot cake filled with juicy sultanas, shredded carrots and some fragrant spices (cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger). Paired with creamy Madagascan vanilla bean infused buttercream it’s a popular flavour for us!
The front of the cake features a fun edible rainbow of pink, lilac, baby blue, green and soft yellow fondant! Both ends finished with shimmery white clouds. We then adorned this blush pink unicorn birthday cake with a flurry of stars! The lucky little birthday girl, Darcey, then had her name added along the bright rainbow!
We loved making this adorable cake. While all our cakes are bespoke we like to make each littlefondant unicorn super unique! For this one lots of pink was requested. We then added little stars in its curly hair too! We hope Darcey and all her guests had a wonderfully magical unicorn-filled day!
It’s our favourite time of year. Decorations are sparking, the food is piling up in the fridge and cupboards, current chart songs get pushed to the side on radio stations for any ditty with a bell in it and it’s one of the only times you can get away with walking around the shops dressed as an elf. You guessed it… it’s Christmas! We’re about to shut up shop until the the new year arrives so we thought we’d wish everyone happy holidays!
Here’s just a few of the photographs we managed to take during our hectic festive work period of the treats that left our kitchen! From our Pink Candy Cane macarons to Gingerbread Latte cupcakes we sure were kept busy whipping up a flurry of sweets for everyone’s festivities.
Above is our Belgian Chocolate and Frosted Madagascan Vanilla cupcake finished with sugar crystal sprinkles and a lovely shimmering snowflake! All our festive cupcakes this year were baked in fabulous gold cupcake cases. If you know our work or read our blog regularly then you’ll definitely know how much we love gold. These pretty gold cupcake cases are utterly perfect for glamorous cupcakes and for festive feasts.
Here’s just one of the many boxes of Christmas cupcakes that found new homes (and tummies) in time for the party season! Filled with Gingerbread Latte cupcakes (Fortnum & MasonQueen’s Blend coffee, ginger and allspice cupcake with Madagascan vanilla buttercream), Apple Strudel cupcakes (cinnamon spice cupcake with apple and sultana filling and Madagascan vanilla buttercream then finished with gold dust and a golden star) and our Belgian Chocolate and Frosted Madagascan Vanilla cupcakes these went down a treat (no pun instead) and sold out in a matter of hours!
Above are our Pink Candy Cane macarons; pale pink shells filled with Belgian white chocolate and peppermint oil infused ganache then encrusted with crumbled pink candy cane! For anyone not too keen on minty tastes we even made a fruity alternative… our Pink Lemonade macarons with a cherry flavoured candy cane crushed pieces and a hint of edible glitter!
So now that Christmas Eve is here and our work and bake lists have emptied for the time being we wish everyone out there a wonderful and bright holiday season filled with best wishes and merriment! Have a fabulous time!
Wrapping up gifts is one of most exciting and cosiest Christmas activities! We think that if you’re going to do it then do it properly; have stacks of home made cookies to eat, tasty chocolates to tempt those taste buds, spiced drinks and eggnog, plenty of gift wrapping accessories and of course a playlist of festive movies! Perfect! Why not add an extra magical to your present wrapping session with these pretty Christmas gift tag cookies? The lovely folks over at Craftsy.com were nice enough to let us create a fun tutorial on how to make them so check out their fabulous blog for our step-by-step guide. You can bag them up and tie them into the bows of perfectly wrapped presents or have them all for yourself (or share them fellow gift wrapping buddies)!
Cookie decorating needn’t be scary or hard. These snow inspired Christmas gift tag cookies are simply decorated with snowflake sprinkles, tiny edible pearls and sweet sanding sugar. There’s so many fun sprinkles, candies and cake decorations you can use. We love the idea of piping out multi-coloured Christmas lights with royal icing and bright round pearls or mix crushed up candy canes with sanding sugar and edible glitter for a Candy Land inspired look!
If you’re confident with piping you can add holiday messages or recipient’s initials per cookie. Don’t worry if the thought of picking up a piping bag full of royal icing fills you with fear; try painting on names with food colour or having messages printed off via an edible printer!
You can even leave your cookies completely blank and add cute little edible cake decorations to them! We love the idea of plunger cut fondant holly leaves and berries nestled into the centre of each biscuit or even mini candy canes! Why not even add pretty fondant bows onto each of your own Christmas gift tags cookies!
Christmas isn’t complete without a novelty bake… or several (to create AND eat)! That’s why we absolutely love these festive little cuties with their sweet red button noses. Don’t get us started on those fuzzy pipe cleaner antlers… We created these reindeer cake pops as a tutorial exclusively for Craftsy.com so head over to their blog for our step-by-step guide.
Reindeer cake pops perfect for Christmas!
If you’ve made cake pops before making these should be a breeze! If you’re new to making cake pops they really shouldn’t be that hard so long as you follow the instructions (we know it can be super easy to get excited) and have fun! Making the actual pop is the hardest part so if you want to put together a decorating table as a fun Christmas activity why not pre-make them for everyone to decorate? Of course, if you need to have one as a snack or two (those blood sugars can get awfully low when busy) we won’t tell!
If you’re stuck for more season dessert ideas to make then you should really read the Craftsy blog! It’s crammed full of festive ideas, jolly tutorials and winter-warming recipes!