It's no secret that hand painted cakes are my favourite cakes to create and I do have kind of a bucket list of cake styles that I'm secretly hoping that clients will ask me to create. I have to say that the Amalfi/Positano style lemon themed cake was one of those cakes that I was really hoping that somebody would contact me to create and when that did happen, my heart skipped a little beat!
The cake featured hand painted lemons around the base as well as hand made fondant lemons, blossoms and foliage. I don't make a lot of flowers myself as it's such a time consuming art form in itself but I was so pleased with how these elements came together on the cake, I even surprised myself at how realistic it looked.
Can you guess what flavour the cake was? While I do offer a delicious lemon and coconut cake which would have been perfect, my client opted for chocolate and vanilla swirl cake. I'm curious, how do you feel about eating things that you expect will be a certain flavour based on how it looks but it turns out to be something different? For me, I would have found it strange to have a lemon themed cake in a chocolate flavour, but hey, everyone's different!
Judging by the fact that the only blog post I created in 2022 was in January last year, my endeavours to update the blog have not been great thus far. However, I am hoping that this will change this year!
While Instagram is the best place to follow my most recent work as it's updated constantly, I really would like to share more detailed shots here as well as tips and things to consider when planning a cake for your special events.
2022 was a hard year that really pushed me, and that's not a bad thing. I had to catch up on so many postponed weddings due to Covid as well as create new cakes to try and make up for lost bookings during the lockdowns. At times it was very overwhelming and I felt pushed to the edge in terms of my workload, but because of this I was forced to streamline a lot of my processes and really look at what was working in my business and what wasn't.
Today I sat down and wrote out my yearly goals and plans and I have a clear vision of the types of cakes that I want to create this year as well as the type of clients I want to work with so I'm super excited to see how 2023 progresses.
Here's to pushing ourselves to be better and of course... to cake!
PS - As I was scrolling through my photos trying to find my favourites, it's the pics of clients cutting their cakes that always makes me happiest. I'm so lucky to be part of these special occasions.
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