Time for Dahlias

Madagascar floral 2014My version of a fondant dahlia, in various colours. Very summery, fun, bright cake!
This cake was made as a donation to raise funds for the Madagascar School Project. They have an annual cake auction as a fundraiser and I’m hoping that my small donation will make a difference to these school children.



Rosy retirement

Chocolate Joan retirementMy friend Joan is retiring and I was asked to bring a cake for a wee celebration at the office tomorrow. Her favourite flavour is mocha and she loves flowers so mocha roses seemed just the thing. Twenty years at one place is pretty remarkable in this day and age. I hope Joan has a wonderful time in retirement.


For the birds

Birds GordonI work at a local newspaper and one of our columnists was retiring after many years. Many of his weekly reports dealt with local birds and their peregrinations. I was asked to make a cake for his farewell bash and I thought this was a fitting tribute.


Birds Marlene 70thNot long after that, my next door neighbour celebrated a milestone birthday with a big party. As her gift I made her a cake to feed a gang of 40. She loves bird watching and feeding “her birds” as she calls them. Here are three of her favourites.