Alice in Wonderland Cake

Alice in Wonderland Cake

We can’t count the number of Alice in Wonderland inspired orders we’ve been asked to do, over the years. There’s something so compelling about Lewis Carroll’s characters and the magical world that they inhabit, that the story has been rendered timeless. We love working with this theme, as it allows us to be playful and creative, and no two orders are ever the same.

This beautiful two-tier buttercream cake is a soft Vanilla Sponge with a Piñata centre, full of mini smarties, that are just begging Beatrice & Otelia to “eat me”…

 

Aaarrr! Pirates!

Pirate Cake

Ahoy, land lubbers! OK that’s all the pirate lingo I have for now, but luckily this order speaks for itself.  Hector may only be four, but he knows what he likes, and what he likes is PIRATES! We did this amazing Pirate cake, complete with hand-painted treasure map and a quite menacing looking skull & crossbones, for this birthday this weekend!

 

Octonauts Cupcakes

Octonauts

If you don’t have a child (or you aren’t) under the age of 12, you probably don’t know who the Octonauts are…. but even if you don’t, you can’t deny that they’re pretty cool dudes. What’s not to love about anthropomorphic animals who live under the sea and go on rad adventures? Nothing! Here’s some super cute Octonauts themed cupcakes we did for a, you guessed it, Octonauts themed birthday party!

More Stacked Cakes!

Stacked CakesWant to see some more of our awesome Double (and Triple!) Stacked Cakes? Of course you do, because they are AWESOME! Here you go…

This power posse is made up of a very striking three-tier Unicorn Cake & two too-cool-for-school Cookies & Cream Cakes!

Bespoke Dinosaur Cake

Dino Cake

We’re no stranger to Dinosaur Cakes here at C&D Towers – we’ve had many requests for all things dinosaur, and for us, it never gets old. This birthday cake, for Jurassic enthusiast James, is our favourite yet! Each tier is hand-painted and adorned with cut-out, painted sugarpaste Dinos. We especially love the intrepid little Jeep, rather alarmingly positioned between an active volcano and a hungry T-Rex…

 

Disney Princess/Wedding Cupcakes… of course!

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What do you get a grown-up Disney fan to celebrate her upcoming nuptials? Wedding themed Disney Princess cupcakes, obviously! Our brief was to put an elegant spin on some Disney classics, and we love the end result.

Hydrangea Blue & Lilac Wedding Cupcakes

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Despite appearances (drizzly cold June days, anyone!?) Summer is creeping in slowly, and that means it’s WEDDING SEASON! We love how different all of our brides and grooms-to-be are, and how they each have a unique vision for their big day. Emily sent us photos of the beautiful Hydrangeas they’d arranged for the day, and we did the rest. Congrats Emily!

Minion Madness

Minion Party

Everybody loves Minions, right? Well I don’t think anybody loves them more than Tristan, who may have broken a world record for “Most Minion Cakes at a Birthday Party” this weekend!

American Football Cupcakes!

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Here’s some fun American Football Cupcakes we did for Max and Matthieu’s 9th Birthday, complete with sugarpaste trophies, chocolate footballs and buttercream grass. Happy Birthday boys!

Stacked Cakes!

Stacked Cakes

So while Crumbs & Doilies started it’s life exclusively as a cupcakery, we’ve grown and evolved a lot over the years! While we still pride ourselves on making the best cupcakes in London (possibly THE WORLD!), we now produce a lot of really amazing cakes, too. We now offer stacked versions of all of our ready to order cakes for when one just isn’t enough. We thought it would be fun to give you a look at a few of the fun cakes we’ve made recently, and a sneak peek at how we made them!

Hand-piped Books & The City Cupcakes

Books & the City

We’ve had the pleasure of doing many an order for the guys at Simon & Schuster over the years and they always give us the freedom to create something really fun, whatever the occasion. Sara-Jade sent us the poster for their Books & The City event, outlined a few key elements that she wanted us to include and then allowed us to do our thing. We think the end result is pretty great!

Marine Biology Cake!

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Here’s a closer look a very cool Marine Biology inspired cake we did this weekend! We’re not sure about you, but personally we find sharks a little more er… palatable, when they’re of the sugarpaste variety!

Tidings from Soho

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While our HQ in Wandsworth is all about bespoke orders and delivering treats around London, our shop in Soho works a little differently. In our small but perfectly formed bakery upstairs, our team bake really exciting and seasonal flavours every morning, as part of an ever-changing menu. Here’s a closer look at a few of the amazing flavour creations coming out of C&D Soho!

We’re loving fresh, spring flavours like Pistachio and Rose, which has a pistachio sponge, pistachio cream filling and is finished with fragrant rose buttercream, pistachios and crystallised rose petals. Also gracing our counters is Nutella Ella Ella; with a Chocolate and Hazelnut sponge, Nutella whipped cream filling and a Nutella Swiss Meringue Buttercream, this is the ultimate diva of the cupcake world and regular guest star at C&D Soho. We can’t get enough of the ridiculously cute Jammie Dodger; Raspberry Sponge, Strawberry filling, splodge of jam and mini Jammie Dodger on top – how could you not love this guy?

As Summer slowly slinks in, we’re taking inspiration from our favourite drinks for some of our newer flavours. OK so maybe a cupcake isn’t what we’d recommend to quench your thirst, but we wouldn’t blame you for trying, with flavours like Pink Lemonade, Piña Colada and Cherry Cola.

Find some of these guys, along with loads of fresh, seasonal flavours in our Soho Store!

Custom Birthday Cake Round-up

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We love a custom birthday request here at C&D Towers. Whatever your wish or whim, we can whip it up in cake form. Here are a few of the fun creations that have left our bakery in the last few weeks. We’ve included a few behind-the-scenes shots so that you can see our gang hard at work!

Tinkerbell & Periwinkle Cake

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We are always very excited to hear from our lovely regular customer Athena. We’ve had the pleasure of doing lots of fun cakes for her daughter’s birthdays over the years, and we know that we’re going to have a fun challenge on our hands, whenever she gets in touch.

Our latest mission was to create an edible Pixie Hollow, complete with 3D sugarpaste models of long-lost sisters, Tinkerbell & Periwinkle! Every detail on this (cleverly disguised) chocolate cake is edible, from toad-stools to tree stumps. Our clever gang hand-painted and hand-made every detail – there are definitely worse ways to spend a working week!