Bespoke cakes for Barry M!

Bespoke Barry M CakesIf you’ve been following Crumbs & Doilies for a while, you’ll know we love a challenge! As you’d expect, we were pretty excited when iconic British Beauty Brand Barry M (wow, try saying that ten times really fast) asked us to help them celebrate 35 whole years in the make-up game! Of course for a brand as unique as Barry M, not just any old cake would do. We created these bespoke colour-matched Strawberry Milkshake Ombré cakes, inspired by pieces from Barry M’s new collections. We created 35 identical mini-masterpieces for Barry M to send to some very lucky recipients. Happy Birthday Barry M – here’s to the next 35 years!

Pokémon Cake!

Pokémon CakeWho needs to catch them all, when you could just put them all on your cake? Such is the motto of Maxime, who prefers his Pokémon to be of the edible variety. This double-stacked cake is finished with silky smooth buttercream, with sugarpaste relief details and 3D sugarpaste models. Happy Birthday Maxime!

Custom Snow White Cake

Snow White Cake

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!

 

Super Fun Wedding Cake!

Triple-stacked wedding cake

We love a bride who knows what she wants, especially when what she wants is a delicious, ridiculous, drippy, decadent, triple-stacked monster of a wedding cake! Alice had her heart set on a combination of Cookies & Cream, Strawberry Milkshake and Unicorn flavours for her epic cake, and who were we to argue? We adore this mouth-watering masterpiece, and we hope Alice and her lucky wedding guests do, too.

Tiered Pastel Unicorn Cake!

 

Tiered UnicornYou 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!

 

Buttercream Disney Cars Cake

Cars Cake

We love bespoke work, not least because we get to spend a few hours hand-making cute little Cars/Unicorns/Minions/(Insert current Pixar character here), but also because the whole team gets involved in the creative process. Bespoke cakes don’t always have to be huge, bank-breaking sugarpaste-heavy affairs, and sometimes a delicious dreamy buttercream cake with a few special pieces will do the trick nicely!

Our small gang of office-based cake-obsessives love to come up with bespoke ideas for any budget, and there’s no project too small for the talented decorators in the kitchen! We love this cute little Disney Cars cake we did for Sebastian a few weeks back!

10 Wicked Years!

Wicked Cake 1

This September saw 10 years since Wicked, the story of our favourite gravity-defying green lady, first graced the stage in the West End. What better way to celebrate 10 Wicked years than with a sparkly green cake? We gave our classic Unicorn Cake a wicked makeover so that it was greener than Elphaba, added some glitter, green meringues and voila!

We hope the cast and crew LOVED the cake, and we wish them another 10 Wicked years!

Ganache Wedding Cake

These cold days and dark nights have us yearning for and reminiscing about the brighter days of Summer… Remember when it was light until 10PM? Remember when the parks were full of shirtless people, basking in those rare and precious rays? Remember when it was so hot that setting up a four-tier ganache wedding cake in a warm conservatory was nothing short of terrifying? No? Well we do!

tiered-ganache-wedding-cake

Lucy and Garey had their wedding reception in the stunning Great Conservatory at Syon House this Summer, and we had the pleasure of making a beautiful chocolate wedding cake for them. While we were more than a little nervous about the heat, our worries were for nothing, and the final result was worth a little panic. Congratulations, Lucy & Garey!

Custom Doctor’s Coat Cake

Ducktor CakeThe lovely Lucy came to us for a retirement cake for her dad (prof McGurk to you!) and wanted us to include a nod to his excellent fashion sense! We hand-painted the design from his favourite tie onto vanilla sugarpaste, which encases a delicious Red Velvet sponge. Happy retirement, Prof. McGurk!

 

Bespoke Cornetto Cake

Cornetto 1

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?

 

Monsters, Inc Cake

Monsters Inc CakeThe Monsters, Inc movie may be almost 16 years old (I know, right!) but it’s appeal is timeless. We recently did this scarily awesome cake for Hala’s 7th Birthday party! The monstrous cake features hand-made sugarpaste models of the whole gang, lurking outside the many doors of Monstropolis. Happy Birthday, Hala!

Epic Wedding Dessert Table

Cake table 1

Despite a particularly inclement July, there’s no denying that it’s Summer in the UK, and that means it’s wedding season! We’ve had the honour of supplying cakes and bakes to many happy couples over the years, and we love how different each wedding is! These particular nuptials were pretty exciting, as the lovely bride and groom, Ani & Patrick, let us loose on their dessert table. Left to our own devices, we created a range of sweet treats to keep everybody going long into the evening, and the result is pretty amazing. Congratulations, Pat & Ani!

 

 

 

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…

 

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!