cupcake

Thank you for looking after my fish

I love you.

Thank you for looking after my fish.

Get well soon.

Happy Birthday.

I love the fact that you invited me for coffee.

You’re fab.

I brought dessert.

Happy yellow day*.

There are so many reasons to buy someone a cakey gift. But it can be tricky to think of a theme for some people, especially if they don’t really have a ‘thing’. Do you know anyone like this?

Look no further than a little set of Really Yummy cupcakes. Choose a classic buttercream swirl, or take a look at some of our recent, more generic themes. Each set comes in a lovely presentation box, ready for gifting.

Smiling cupcakes

Smiling cupcakes

Purple pinwheel cupcakes

Purple pinwheel cupcakes

These were made for a birthday, but the decoration was up to me. I love a pinwheel, and these could be made in so many different colours.

These cupcakes were made for a Winchester family dentist, to say thank you. The brief was smiles. Just smiles. I loved it, and hand-painted as many smiles as I could. Gorgeous!

Sunflower cupcakes

Sunflower cupcakes

Reeses peanut butter cupcakes

Reeses peanut butter cupcakes

These sunflower cupcakes are absolutely gorgeous, in any colour. And fit so many occasions. I’ve done orange sets, pink sets, deep red sets, and these multi-coloured ones looked fabulous together.

Reeses peanut butter cupcakes. Peanut buttercream, and a Reeses topper. One of my favourites. And so delicious they couldn’t get enough. The customer came back for the same order a week later!

Classic car cupcakes

Classic car cupcakes

Handbag cupcakes

Handbag cupcakes

And handbags this time. This lovely customer always leaves colour schemes up to me, and I happened to be working with these colours on another cake. I thought they looked so funky, I ended up using them for these too!

Classic car cupcakes. A popular choice, especially for those hard-to-buy-for men. I’ve done a couple of these sets, and tweaked them slightly each time. For this set I picked some great retro versions of the brand logos.

 

So there you have it, cupcakes. Did you see anything you like? Has it given you any ideas? Join the discussion in the comments below.

Is one of these cupcake sets yours? Did it fit the bill? Head here to leave a review and I’d be so grateful!

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.

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Love from Really Yummy HQ x

*I don’t think Yellow Day is actually a thing. But maybe it could be….

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.

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

Breaking Bad – the story of the cupcakes

Breaking Bad. I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to these kind of TV programs, so when I got the request for this theme, at first I wondered where on earth I could go with it. I considered small models of chemistry kit, or other drug-related paraphernalia – but kept getting stuck.

And then took my car in for a service. I couldn’t get a courtesy car this time, so ended up drinking coffee and waiting around for about an hour. I make sure I always carry my design book and a set of coloured pencils in my handbag, so finally I had the ideal opportunity, and the head space, to think it through.

A leisurely wander around google and pinterest, produced some interesting results. I realised that the promotional material, posters and adverts, were amazing. A combination of colours and imagery that I just knew would look great on a set of cupcakes.

Breaking Bad cupcakes

Breaking Bad cupcakes

So I sketched some toppers, using black and white silhouettes on green, and the periodic elements for Adam’s name.

And despite still not knowing much about the TV series, they remain one of my favourites.

So there you have it. I hope you’ve enjoyed this little insight into designing and making this particular set of Really Yummy cupcakes. 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