We were honoured to be asked to make a birthday cake for Sir Ian Mckellen, so the incredibly talented Head of the C&D Kitchen, Sally, set to work designing this beautiful cake. Complete with gold foil detail, macarons and custom meringues, this cake has it all, with the final effect being both elegant and fun.
Happy Birthday, Ian!
When we received a fun request to help with a Moon Landing themed birthday cake we couldn’t wait to help! With ombre buttercream, hand painted moon craters and a fun little astronaut on the top this is the perfect cake for someone with a fascination with the Moon Landings – we hope that Guy loved it!
We’ve been doing amazing cakes for Athena and her daughters for years, and we know that whenever she gets in touch we’re going to be able to create something really fun. The brief this year was for an enchanting Snow White Cake. As always, Athena gave us an idea of what she had in mind, we drafted some ideas, sent her a quick sketch and she left the rest to us. We think the resulting cake is pretty magical!
You can’t go near the internet without bumping into a Unicorn, at the moment, and we’re not complaining. We love creating edible manifestations of these mythical beasts, and we think they make for the cutest cakes. Lucky Harper got not one but two tiers of Unicorn goodness for her second birthday this weekend. Happy Birthday, Harper, we hope it was magical!
Never ones to turn down the chance to eat ice cream in the name of research, we naturally jumped at the chance to help the guys at Cornetto with this birthday gift for Perrie from Little Mix. This decadent beast of a cake, based on a Choc Caramel Crunch Cornetto, is two tiers of rich chocolate and caramel sponge, covered in caramel buttercream and ganache, piled high with all kinds of ice cream related trappings. Now that the work is done, we probably deserve another Cornetto… right?
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!
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…
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!
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!
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!
Here’s a look at a double-stacked version of our Ombré cake that we did for Anaya’s birthday, last week. With layers of Ombré Vanilla sponge, this buttercream cake is finished with cascading polka dots and a ridiculously cute hand-made tea set! Happy Birthday Anaya!
It’s no secret, we love Mini Cupcakes. Not just because you can eat at least four without feeling guilty. OK maybe that is the main reason, but we also love how great they look, however they’re decorated. Here’s a look at some of our favourite Mixed Mini selections from the last week…
Everybody loves our Ready to Order Piñata cake, but sometimes you need something a little more special than your garden-variety birthday cake! Here are a couple of fun manifestations of the humble Piñata that went out of C&D Towers this weekend. Whether you need a HUGE number 2 shaped piñata, or you’d prefer to whack him on top of a delicious, decadent Cookies & Cream cake, this versatile little guy can be whatever you want him to be!