Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Candy Stripes

Pink and blue candy stripes are one of my favourite colour combos. I think they 'pop' so nicely and this cake looks straight out of a cartoon. What do you think?

With simple rolled roses to finish it off. Perfect for a (slightly civilised) mad tea party.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Woodland Wedding

A friend of mine from work got married a while ago, and asked me to do her cake. They were having an intimate family day, inspired by crafts, adventure and their love of the great outdoors. 

I really enjoyed working on this cake, as it was so simple and elegant. Congratulations to the happy couple!

The bride had made her own topper, and I think it just finished it off nicely. 

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Carrot Patch

Some beautiful little carrot cakes for you today. Topped with vanilla icing, instead of the usual cream cheese frosting used with carrot cakes, as a bit of a change.
Each one topped with a hand-made carrot and a lavish sprinkling of glitter.

Veggies too cute to eat.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Cake Pops and sprinkles

Cake pops have been popular for a while now. Bite-size bits of squidgy cake wrapped up in chocolate. What's not to love? They are great for those of you that have a sweet tooth but don't want a huge piece of cake to tide you over til tea-time. 
I decided to try some of my own and turns out they are fun, if not a little infuriating to make. (Yes, they did fall off the sticks a few times!)

Let me know what you think. Do you want to see more cake pops?

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Beautiful butterflies

A few months ago I had the pleasure of making a wedding cake for one of my all-time favourite people. She was having a sci-fi-geek-butterfly theme. We went for simple and elegant for the main cake. Flavours included simple sponge with jam, lemon drizzle and toffee cake.

(I do apologise for the backgrounds in these photos - I didn't get chance to give them a proper photo shoot before they made their way down to London, but better photos are on their way.)

She also wanted a surprise grooms cake for her new hubby, so we incorporated Star Wars and Lego. Chocolate and toffee cakes layered together with toffee sauce. Yum. 

Saturday, 14 September 2013

St. Catherine's Cakes

I'm about 2 years late posting this, but better late than never! I made these cupcakes for the St. Catherine's 'yellow fate' a few years back, with all proceeds going to the hospice. 

I think I made these the night of Eurovision, so the kitchen was full of the smells of fresh cake, and the sounds of terrible European pop. Good times.

Please 'like' St. Catherine's hospice on Facebook, and donate what you can. They are an amazing organisation who get a lot of their funding from public donations, and they help so many wonderful people. 

Friday, 13 September 2013

Hello again, it's been a while

Hello again, cake fans. I've been on somewhat of a hiatus for the past few years, but I am coming back slowly.

As anyone that knows me will tell you, I've been through some pretty sad times. My wonderful Mum, and kitchen helper, very sadly passed away 2 years ago. She had a nasty battle with breast cancer and eventually lost. She put up a bloody good fight though, and I miss her every day.

She was with me for every cake, was always giving me good ideas, solving problems and helping me with deliveries. She was my cake-rock.

So for 2 years I haven't been baking much. I've been getting on with my life.

 It's hard when you lose your partner in crime.

With the help of my amazing family and friends, I have been slowly building back up my cake-confidence. I've even moved into wedding cakes! So without further a do, welcome back to Frostylocks 2.0. I've changed some things around, please have a look around and leave some comments. 

Thank you for all your continued support,
Frostylocks xxx