Category Archives: Cake decorating

The night-shift

  I can totally relate to this image.  There has been many a night, when I’ve been up, way past the midnight hour, to finish decorating a cake, or even bake a cake.  Thankfully, that doesn’t happen as much these … Continue reading

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Cakespiration: Shoe decoration

You can find inspiration for cakes everywhere.  My friend Simone has the cutest pair of pumps with this ruffle design and a flash of silver. I can definitely see this effect being used on the celebration cake. I’m going to … Continue reading

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Mellow yellow

Things got a little warmer and brighter in the Delights Kitchen. I made a lemon cake with lemon buttercream and lemon curd. The cake was decorated with, you guessed it…yellow decorations: • Candles • Satin ribbon • Metallic edible paint … Continue reading

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You can’t keep a great cake maker down

I read this story in the news and Kaylyn McGuyrt has totally inspired me. After an ATV accident and losing her arm, right-handed  Kaylyn McGuyrt thought her career as a Cake Decorator was over over.  Seven months after her accident, … Continue reading

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Caketastic competition

Every year the Telegraph Hill festival in South East London, hosts an annual cake competition.  Each year there are set themes and bakers and cake decorators can enter a cake based on the themes.  The festival is open to the … Continue reading

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A rainbow cake – Red and Yellow and Pink and Green…

When I was asked to create a rainbow cake, I jumped at the chance.  It was fun to create this cake, especially as I made this just before Christmas (it made a pleasant change from sugar snowflakes and Christmas tree … Continue reading

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Word of mouth

It made me smile to receive a cake enquiry this morning. Under the’ how did you hear about us?’ category, the person typed ‘word of mouth’. Now isn’t that the best form of recommendation for a cake maker? – Feeling … Continue reading

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Finding my cake joy

It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post…A long time…A few months in fact. I wonder whether there’s anyone still reading these posts (please say hello, if you are still here)… I have received several reminders that I’m … Continue reading

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Cupcake Pride

I am so proud of my eldest daughter, Jemimah. Yesterday at her last school assembly, before heading for secondary school, she received a Praise Postcard. Jemimah received her Praise Postcard for helping her Deputy Head teacher and his class to … Continue reading

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Exciting news…(and of course, we’re delighted)

We have some exciting news in the Delights Kitchen. We are delighted to announce that Delights by Cynthia has been listed in the 50 cake suppliers to watch in 2014 by Ivy Ellen. We are thrilled to bits. This inspires … Continue reading

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