Monday, 3 June 2013

Birthday cake

Oh I am busy busy busy with my editing, but you so have to see this!

One of us had a birthday at the weekend, and my next door neighbour, Sylvia, has recently begun her own business, The Art of Cake, making celebration cakes; so we asked her to make one for the birthday – only brief; as pretty and flowery as can be.

And look what she made – just look!















Isn’t that the prettiest cake you ever did see?  And it tasted as good as it looked!   The flowers are all sugar crafted, but they looked real!  And you can even eat the pink and green patterned bit like flock wallpaper on the base!  Isn't that one talented lady?   It's like the kind of cake other people who live in London have to eat, not us.  So very, very pretty.



30 comments:

Deb D. said...

Stunning!! The leaves are amazing. Beautiful. Hope your birthday was lovely, Ember

Ember said...

:0) It was my youngest daughter's birthday - and she said she had a brilliant day. x

Julie B. said...

I have *never* seen such a beautiful cake! I thought the flowers were real.

"I'm so hungry I could eat the plate" takes on a whole new meaning with such a baker.

And I hope Fiona's day was blessed and her coming year is beyond her wildest hopes and dreams. :) xoxo

Ember said...

:0) xx

Pilgrim said...

Wow, that is fabulous! :-)

Suze said...

So very pretty. What a lovely way to celebrate a special occasion. Best wishes for you sister and a sincere wish that the talented artist does well.

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

That is just beautiful and such a work of art. Blessings on her business and what a joy you had to share in her talent.

Bean said...

Spectacular!

Bean

Carol Z said...

One of the prettiest cakes I've ever seen. Happy birthday wishes to the lucky recipient!

Daisyanon said...

What a beautiful cake, your neighbour deserves to succeed in her business.

Ember said...

There you are, Sylvia - we think your cake is glorious!

Elin Hagberg said...

Like a work of art! My nephew's girl friend makes lovely cakes and my sister got a lovely one made by her one of her birthdays. It was not as wonderful as this one but quite close actually, one didn't know if one was allowed to eat it or just look at it.

Ember said...

:0) x

a soulful life said...

Wow! It's the prettiest cake I've ever seen. I love those wild roses. I don't know if I could bear to eat them :)

San said...

Gorgeous cake! I had my 46th birthday on Saturday, Sara made some lovely heart shaped cupcakes.

Hope you're done with the editing soon.

xxx

Petra said...

I am always amazed how people can do things like this, especially those flowers. I bet they were the tastiest flowers you have ever had!!! Best wished to the Afterbirthdaygirl!!

Ember said...

Thanks, soulful life - yes, it was just the prettiest cake ever.No way, San - you are NOT 46 - you look about 20!!

Ember said...

Hi Petra - thank you! Waving! xx

Ganeidaz Knot said...

Lovely, Pen. MY MIL makes cakes like this so I know a bit about the time, effort & love that goes into a creation like this. Happy Birthday to whichever of you was celebrating.

Ember said...

:0) xx waving!

Hawthorne said...

Wow! That is gorgeous!

Ember said...

Yes. It was.

:0b...

San said...

Ha,ha!!!

X

Ember said...

:0) x

Anonymous said...

What a incredibly beautiful cake! Just wondering, what was it like on the inside, and did you have trouble cutting into it and ruining the beauty?
DMW

Pen Wilcock said...

We did experience a fleeting moment of reluctance to cut into it, but somehow managed to overcome our hesitation :0b...

It was delicious. Not too sweet, good close texture.

Jules said...

absolutely gorgeous!

Pen Wilcock said...

:0) x

BLD in MT said...

Wow. That is an amazing cake. Simple, earthy, and gorgeous all at the same time. Sylvia is a true and gifted artist!

Pen Wilcock said...

:0) She is! x