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The icing on the cake

Ooh I do love a bit of sugarpasting! I experimented with this roll-out icing a few years ago now, and then went on a half day course at an amazing cake shop in London to find out the tricks of the trade to put that more professional finish to my decorating. We got lots of free ‘cut off’ cakes, so I felt pretty sick by the end of the day(!) but I trundled home very happy with the lovely little individual cakes I’d made:

mini cakes


Since then, I’ve been pretty much addicted to sugarpasting. I love how precisely you can work with this icing, and just how pretty the finished product can be. I had the honour to be asked to make wedding cakes for friends and family, and loved contributing to their special day. I even decorated our own wedding cake (don’t think I had enough to do making our own stationery, decorations, favours) whoops – but it just wouldn’t have felt right to have someone else do it! My Mum made the actual cake though, because simply put, her fruit cake rocks!

Here are a couple of my favourites which I’ve worked on:


Beth and Chris’s sparkly winter wedding cake:

Beth and Chris Cake

Gemma and Mark’s pale pink and lilac individual cakes wedding number (oops wonky camera shot!):



Our wedding cake (bias I know, but my husband will still appreciate the scooter!)

our cake


I’ll post again soon with some of my decorated cookies I’ve given as gifts. In the meantime, put your feet up on the sofa and have a bit of cake. It is Sunday after all…

Jane x


One Response to “The icing on the cake”
  1. A Pritchard says:

    What about your favours which you made/packaged? They were lovely.

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