When a cake is more than just a cake

The reason I do this, is summed up perfectly by this cake. It wasn’t the first time I’d made this design, and it wasn’t the last.


Angela came to me about making a cake for her mother, who was registered blind. She loved this cake, but was worried that her mother would not be able to see the colours, as they were quite pale.

I explained that any of my cakes can be made in any number of colours, and maybe we could design one together, just for her mother.

She and I chatted about the sort of colours that her mother could see, and those that she really struggled with. We talked about contrasts, and contrasting colours, and I then sent across a number of different colour palettes which I thought would work.

She narrowed it down to two, and I set to work on the one I thought would be the most effective. I tried to combine the colours with contrast, and I think the end result is lovely.

For some people, these colours just aren’t their cup of tea, and I have had the occasional comment. But to Angela’s mother, these colours are exactly her cup of tea. They are her favourite cup of tea, the one she can taste and enjoy, and the one that has been blended and brewed, just for her! And that’s what is important….

So there you have it. I hope you’ve enjoyed this little insight into designing and making a Really Yummy cake. I’d love to know your thoughts, so why don’t you pop me a comment below?

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Love from Really Yummy HQ x