Why I’ve never made a tap-dancing dinosaur cake

The short answer to this question?

Because I’ve never been asked to.

But I would absolutely love to make a tap-dancing dinosaur cake. If tap-dancing dinosaurs were your thing.

A question I sometimes get asked by new customers, is ‘have you made a cake with this theme before?’ I understand why it might seem like it would be useful to see something similar, but the truth is I have only re-made a tiny number of my cakes. The vast majority are made for the first time. And I love the fact that I can make your cakes so wonderfully personal. The random combination of hobbies that come together on a cake. Or the off-the-wall theme that works so well. Read on to see a few of my favourites.

Gardener's cake

Gardener's cake

At first glance, this is a gardener’s cake. But look closer, and it’s a cake for a gardener who used to work for the Electricity Board in the 1980s. And always worked on his motorbike in the back garden. Creating a great colour scheme, and some fabulous detail on the top.

Ice cream shop cake

Ice cream shop cake

This cake was designed to be a talking point at the birthday party, detailing various places and interests that meant something to the customer. They included the New Yorker hotel, Mr Boni’s ice cream shop in Edinburgh, and a love of flowers and books. I loved turning them into shop fronts, and putting the iconic hotel in the clouds.

Bear, cats and Cliff Richard

Bear, cats and Cliff Richard

This cake was for someone who loves teddy bears, cats and Cliff Richard. At first it seemed like a tall order to combine them, but popping the bear into a cat-decorated gift box, and hand-painting Cliff onto a picture, seemed to hang them together. I love this one.

Pretty Little Liars, dogs, cats and shopping cupcakes

Pretty Little Liars, dogs, cats and shopping cupcakes

These cupcakes were for a girl who loved dogs, cats, shopping, and the program Pretty Little Liars. Again, not the most natural of combined themes, but in this case sticking to a single colour palette across them all, made a wonderful set of cupcakes.

Horses, dogs and cricket

Horses, dogs and cricket

The themes of dogs, horses and cricket aren’t too different, but it was lovely to represent the recipient’s own animals alongside his hobby.

Black and white beach cake

Black and white beach cake

The brief for this cake was to include the birthday girl sunbathing with a glass of something fizzy. Now I would normally create a beach cake around this, with sand and blue sea. However, the customer wanted her in her black and white swimsuit, and include a bit of bling. And the result is a completely different cake. I love this kind of personal detail.

So there you have it. A collection of some of my gorgeously personal cakes. I absolutely love the challenge that these sort of cakes bring.

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Love from Really Yummy HQ x