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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!

 

Real Housewives of New York Cupcakes!

RHONY Cupcakes

Check out these super cute New York themed cupcakes we did for the guys at NBC Universal, to celebrate yet another season of The Real Housewives of New York!

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!

More Mr Men Cupcakes!

Mr Men CupcakesA little casual Googling tells us that the Mr Men Characters were first brought to life in 1971… that makes us feel incredibly old, but is also a testament to how timeless these moralistic little guys (and ladies – let’s not forget the Little Misses!) are. Check out this super fun mix of hand-piped and 3D modeled Mr’s we did for Clara this weekend!

 

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!

Custom Olympics Cupcakes

Olympic Cupcakes Who knew that four years could pass by so quickly? It feels like just yesterday that Olympic fever struck our lovely city. Now it’s Rio’s turn, and we’re super excited… finally some coverage of professional trampolining on National Television! The guys at Seven Dials PR are excited too, apparently, as they commissioned us to create these Olympic themed cupcakes to send to their lucky clients.

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!

 

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!

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!

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!

Disney Wedding 1

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

Hydrangea Blue 1

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!