Harry Potter

Ten reasons to buy a bespoke cake

I’ve often thought that there must be as many reasons for buying a Really Yummy cake, as there are Really Yummy customers. But it was definitely fun to explore some of them.

1. The taste.

Madagascan vanilla, double decadent chocolate, rich fruit cake, delicious lemon cake. The list goes on. Really Yummy cakes are home-baked, and simply moist, flavoursome and delicious. No doubt.

Chocolate cake!

Chocolate cake!

2. The gift.

Aren’t some people just so hard to buy for? My poor brother-in-law happened to quite like coffee, and it was then the *only* thing I could ever think of, to give him as a gift. Those men are especially tricky, but imagine turning up with a gorgeous cake, decorated with their favourite hobby, or TV show, or sports team. That’s the present totally sorted.

Tyre cake

Tyre cake

3. The theme. 

Or themes. Pretty much anything you can think of, can be put on a cake. Or around a cake. Kids cakes, retirement cakes, thank you cakes, anniversary cakes. You name it, I can make it. Even a cockerel.

Cockerel cake

Cockerel cake

4. The size.

Whether it’s for a tea party for 6, or a banquet for 70, a bespoke cake can be made to serve the perfect number of people. This one was a little 6″ cake, made to serve around 10 people.

Dog father's day cake

Dog father's day cake

5. The hassle.

Baking a cake is messy. Decorating a cake takes time. Yes, it would be lovely to do it yourself, but why don’t you keep your sanity and order a Really Yummy cake instead?

My Little Pony cake

My Little Pony cake

6. The cutting.

A Really Yummy cake is about 3″ high, and firm and moist, which makes it a dream to cut. All even slices, not collapsing sponge, and the last slice as good as the first.

Art cake

Art cake

7. The surprise.

As it hasn’t come off a production line, nobody will have seen your cake except me. It’ll be a super surprise for you, and for your loved one.

Walking Dead cake

Walking Dead cake

8. The tick on your list.

I live my life by lists. And lists of lists. Especially when one of my children has a birthday. Delegating the cake is such an easy thing to do, and such a relief.

Spider Man cake

Spider Man cake

9. The freshness.

Your cake will have been baked a couple of days before you eat it. No preservatives, or sitting on a shelf for a month. Just like you baked it yourself.

Jungle Book cake

Jungle Book cake

10. The name.

Something as simple as including the recipient’s name and age (even if it’s not a ‘zero’ birthday) can make all the difference. Such a lovely personal touch.

Wine bottle in crate cake

Wine bottle in crate cake

So there you have it. Just a few reasons to arrange a bespoke cake for your special occasion. And a revisit of some Really Yummy cakes.

And it’s never too early to book your own cake, even if you aren’t too sure what you want yet. Head here and save the date. Or get in touch here and we can discuss your ideas.

Or just put your feet up and head here, to read all about the day to day goings on, behind the scenes.

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And have a great day!

Love from Really Yummy HQ x

Wands, wizards and secrets

If you have read my blogs, you will know that my children get to choose their cake theme, and get very excited doing so. It’s very much ‘the more challenging, the better’, and they do know how to challenge me!

This particular year, my youngest was all set to have an art themed party, and wanted an art themed cake to go with it. I had just the cake in my head, full of splats, primary colours, and a gravity defying paintbrush. I’d organised a couple of lovely ladies to run the art activities too. I was looking forward to a relaxing party.

And then, she changed her mind. To Harry Potter, no less. Now she clearly knows me well, as there aren’t many themes I’d gladly have changed to! But this one – heck, yes please! A hurried email to the wonderfully accommodating party ladies, and they’d agreed to make wands and wizards hats as the craft activities.

Harry Potter spell books with Hedwig and the Golden Snitch

Harry Potter spell books with Hedwig and the Golden Snitch

The cake itself, I had in my head already, and was waiting patiently for the chance to make it. I knew it needed the Gryffindor colours, and I’d seen book carousel cakes on a larger scale, so decided to use it for the spell books on the top tier. The sorting hat was perfect on the top, and my daughter had requested a list of items to include too – wand, broomstick, glasses, Dobby, Hedwig, golden snitch, and Harry, obviously.

The bottom tier was more tricky to fill. But then we watched the film with the Marauder’s Map as the credit sequence. I love a credit sequence as inspiration, actually. Bless her, my older daughter sat patiently through the credits on the iPad, and screen shotted each different view for me to use. The best cakes have little secret bits, and this one has Hagrid’s feet included in the map – it takes some finding, but the footprints are much bigger than everyone else’s.

The other little secret is that the top tier is not cake. I use fake tiers occasionally – they add to the drama and decorating potential, without adding unnecessary cake portions. So I still have the books and sorting hat – and without fail, whenever I exhibit anywhere, it’s the first thing that people notice. Despite the fact that it’s only 4″ in diameter!

It was a theme that I loved, and still love – long may its popularity continue….

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?

And it’s never too early to book your own cake, even if you aren’t too sure what you want yet. Head here and save the date. Or get in touch here and we can discuss your ideas.

Or just put your feet up and head here, to read all about the day to day goings on, behind the scenes.

And if you want more great stuff like this, delivered right to your inbox, be sure to subscribe here.

And have a great day!

Love from Really Yummy HQ x