Sunday, 10 June 2012

Time for Cake!

After yesterday's Tea Shoppe card, I figured the next most fitting thing I could show you would be the cakes I made for my husband's granddad's 90th birthday last week.  He is a keen bridge player so we decided to take that as our theme for the cakes.  We made one rich vanilla sponge (8") and one fruit cake (10") to feed the masses at his birthday party and so he had some cake left over for next week's munchies!  He is such a friendly, cheerful and much-loved chap that his party was packed!

Apologies for the unnatural light in the first two: the sponge cake was only finished on Friday evening so it was as fresh as it could be for his party.

The ribbon of the rosettes has playing cards printed on it, and the centres are made with little hearts.

Baker and baked goods, all colour-coordinated of course!

Moving Along With The Times has an 'anything but a card' challenge on this week, so I'm taking them at their word and entering these cakes!

Thanks for visiting today.  I'll be back with something paper-based tomorrow!


  1. Wow Victoria these are fabulous - you're a lady with many talents! Don't know how you manage to get the icing so smooth, I only ever make a fruit cake at Christmas and cover it with royal icing - hides a multitude of sins! xx

  2. You are amazing and multi talented Victoria and I bet those cakes taste as good as they look! Vicky x

  3. Not only can you make beautiful cards, but beautiful cakes as well! I'm impressed! I would have guessed they were professionally done! you are one talented lady for sure!

  4. I'm so impressed! I'm rubbish at making cakes but brill at eating them!! x

  5. Wow! These are fantastic Victoria, what a talented lady you are, I bet your Husband's Granddad was absolutely thrilled.

  6. Wow, Victoria. Amazing cakes - bet he was delighted with them. Love the rosettes too

  7. Clever girl! Absolutely he was delighted....I would have been, but you'd have to turn the "9" upside down....haaaa!

  8. Wow Victoria they are stunning - you one very talented young lady! Karen x

  9. Oh my, Victoria, I'm so fond of your fondant! Who knew? These cakes are absolutely smashing. He must have been so thrilled. Did you make the ribbons? Design them and have them made? You could open a cake shop! Do you own a cake shop?

  10. Wow! these are wonderful Victoria! I used to do cake decorating -so can see how much work has gone into these... I love the rosettes and the gorgeous flowers - all the borders and leaves look beautiful… great idea to use the bridge theme!!
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
    Big Hugs
    Sue xx

  11. Victoria

    You are a woman of many talents - these cakes are just brilliant!

    Thank you for dropping by my blog and leaving me some comments - I really appreciate it.

    Have a great week.

    Toodle pip

    Hazel xx

  12. I'm impressed! You are one talented lady!

  13. Hum ! There are fabulous !!! Good ideas ! What a creativity ! Bravo !

    Hugs from France.

  14. oh wow .. if your read my blog you will know i love cakes! These look gorgeous , love the fabulous rosettes

    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for anything but a card
    Lisa x

  15. These are Brilliant Victoria, and certainly anything but a I used to make Celebration cakes and flowers..(mainly wedding cakes)so I love to see people "playing with sugar" as we know it.
    Great cakes sweetie, Thanks for sharing with MAWTT
    Hugs Mau xx

  16. These are beautiful cakes, Victoria! They sound delicious too!

  17. OMG these are stunning! Love how you even got the ribbon with playing cards on it! Simple amazing hun! Thanks for playing at MAWTT this week!

  18. They have the air very delicious your cakes

  19. Wow Victoria how many more hidden talents do you have girl!!! these cakes are amazing. All of the work you have put into them is wonderful. Not sure if you know but I noticed you are in the top 3 at MAWTT this week. Well done but you should have won first place lol!!!. Hugs Clare xxx

  20. Hi Victoria , what amazing cakes they look gorgeous , love how you carried the design through to your attire Congrats at getting top three at MAWTT . Looks like will will be on the new Addicted to Stamps DT together so any chance of the cake recipe !!!


  21. Hi Victoria thank you so much for your lovely comments whilst I was away .
    What fabulous creations you have been making, since my last visit .
    I had to place my comment here as these are fantastic cakes you have made wow...... and what a nice photo of you too !.
    I like you and your hubbys scense of humour, too I love those BBQ plates.
    Your post today is fabulous, what a beautiful stamp and you have made super creations with each technique , and I adore the black and white theme.
    Well done Hugs Elaine


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