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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Here at The Coloured Bubble Cakery all my cakes and cupcakes are lovingly hand baked and decorated to the highest standards and the tiniest of details. My blog is here to update you on my recent projects along with lots other exciting news about the Cakery. You can also follow the cakery on Twitter and Facebook for a more interactive way of staying up to date, if that's the way you roll. Cakes and Cupcakes are available to order for any occasion. Please feel free to contact me at, through the contact me tab on Facebook or give me a call on 01242 698698, all enquiries are welcome, Rachel at The Coloured Bubble Cakery :) x NEW WEBSITE COMING SOON!!

Wednesday 26 October 2011

Introducing the NEW Coloured Bubble Cakery Cupcakes!!!!

Halloween Cupcakes

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I would like to introduce you all to a brand new product at The Coloured Bubble Cakery... CUPCAKES!!!

I must admit, I've never been so fond of cupcakes until I realised I could decorate them in a similar way that I would a custom made I suppose you could call these Custom Made Cupcakes?!

Custom Made Cupcakes can be decorated for any occasion and I think are a perfect, scaled down, more affordable alternative to my cakes.

Halloween Cupcakes

Whether it's a Birthday, Halloween, Christmas or just because, these cupcakes are the perfect way to make any occasion special, well I think so anyway :)

Available to order in:
Box of 6 at £18 plus £4 postage.
Box of 12 at £30 plus £6.50 postage.

Christmas Cupcake 12 pack

Cupcakes will be delivered by Royal Mail recorded delivery which means they will need to be signed for so you must make sure that someone is in, besides they definitely won't fit through a letter box!! :)

Make someones Birthday with a surprise Cupcake gift box, designed exclusively with them in mind, delivered directly to their door.

Create a scene...

Say "Thank You" with a gift box delivered to a friend at home or at work!!

To see the entire cupcake portfolio check out the the facebook cupcake photo album!!

To place your order call 01242 698698 or email me at

The Chest Burster!!!!

This week my cousin Alex celebrated his birthday. 
He had mentioned a few months back that if he ever ordered one of my cakes it would have to be something from the Alien films.  Now, I love the Alien films too, they are cult classic in my humble opinion and so I relished the chance to make this chest burster cake!! 

Here it is in all its bloody glory... I've named him Alex the Alien!

He's totally edible, from Alex the Alien himself down to the human innerds and the lashings of blood, made with scrumptious chocolate sponge and Nutella filling
Gross, but I love him! :) I hope you do too.  Happy Birthday Alex, save me a slice pleeeease!

Tuesday 25 October 2011

The Facebook Prize Draw has been Drawn!!!

As you may have already heard, The Coloured Bubble Cakery arranged a prize draw giveaway on Facebook scheduled for this evening, well it has now been drawn, and the lucky winners have been told.
Here's the prizes that were won...

A set of 6 Halloween Cupcakes each!! 

Congratulations to the winners... check the facebook page for the new cupcake photo album, available to order, custom made to your own design requirements, in sets of 6 & 12 for postage to UK mainland now, priced at £18 & £30 respectively (+P&P).

Saturday 22 October 2011

Cakey giveaways are a'coming!

Cakey giveaways are starting on the Cakery facebook page Tuesday 25th October at 7pm.
Make sure you 'like' the cakery facebook page to be in with a chance of winning!!
Ooh, I can't wait, it's too exciting!! :)

Friday 21 October 2011

It's a BLOODY Miracle and Yummy Too!!

With Halloween almost upon us I thought it a good time to perfect a recipe for edible fake blood, not only for cakey usefulness but a great addition to any Halloween costume... for example... :)

So here's an amazingly quick & simple recipe for sweet & tasty fake blood!!

Golden Syrup
Hot Water
Cocoa Powder
Red Food Colouring

To make and do:
Mix 3 dessert spoons of Golden Syrup for every 1 dessert spoon of hot water until well mixed.
Add red food colouring (colouring paste is best to avoid watering down the blood too much but liquid colouring would be fine and dandy).
Add lots of red colouring... until a good blood colour is created.
Now add half a teaspoon of cocoa powder, and mix thoroughly... for a while(!), the little pockets of cocoa will float to the surface when left unstirred so you can see if any are left, once completely mixed this should give the blood a denser colour.
This should be a perfect consistency for blood, but if not thin with hot water or thicken with slightly more cocoa.

Ta da...!
Happy Halloween!!!!

Chihuahua Cake

This cake was made to celebrate Sylvia's 60th Birthday and she provided a photo of her little chihuahua Billie so he could be on the cake somewhere.

But, I’ve never made a Chihuahua before, actually, to be more accurate I’d never made a dog before so I think narrowing down the breed was pushing my luck on this attempt, but I’ve given him his fluffy white bits to make him more recognisable!! 
In fact in making this cake I also learned how to spell Chihuahua, not chiwawa as I first suspected. 
It's amazing the things you can pick up when cake decorating! 

Its made from two 10” sponges and two 6” sponges both deliciously vanilla and filled with loads of raspberry jam!!  Yummo!!

Anyone Fancy a Pint??

Why is it that most of my cakes turn out cartoony??  Maybe it's because that's the way I like them and this cake is no exception. 
Created to celebrate the 60th birthday of an old friends dad who loves a pint of Cornish Tribute Ale.

It's made with my 'Dizzying Lemon Sponge' with lemon curd filling so should pack quite a punch!

The pale ale colour was created with my faithful airbrush who I fondly refer to as 'The Badger' simply as this is his brand name and I think it suits him.  I think he did a grand job on this cake :)
I rolled fondant to create the frothy bubbles and over spill and piped the pint glass details by hand. 

Oh I do love making cakes that look like foody things :)  I loved making this cake and in the process got to catch up with lovely Nicky... it had been far far too long.  I really hope her dad likes it.

Happy Birthday Nicky's Dad!!

Sunday 9 October 2011

Kaleigh The Coloured Bubble Cakery KA!!!

Now firstly I would like to ask you all to please excuse my sloppy Sunday car washing attire that feature in the following photos, please don't judge me, it looked cold outside so I donned my big fuzzy jumper and sloppy pink pull ons for warmth and coziness!!  That said...

After months of planning and weeks of fiddling with the logo, I have finally found the nerve to brand my Kaleigh with the Cakery logo!!! 

I would like to introduce you to... Kaleigh The Coloured Bubble Cakery KA!!!

Of course I could never have done this on my own and I must thank Stu and Pin from Spin Collective for helping with the final sticker decision making and, for her help, support and encouraging noises whilst stickering I can thank my good friend Nay who I really would've been lost without.

As Nay and I learnt, these things are never simple and we needed to negotiate some brain teasing hurdles before stickering... the first of which was making sure we didn't start sticking them on my neighbours red KA which, embarrassingly enough, was a close call!
Then out came the spirit level to avoid me stickering on the wonk, but it just didn't seem to look right, we couldn't work out how it could look so wonky until we noticed that Kaleigh was parked on the curb... a bit of raucous laughter at our stupidity later and the car was moved and the stickering commenced...

I must add that I found this a really proud and emotional moment for the Cakery and me. 
Keep an eye out for us.

Stickers supplied by Spin Collective, check them out as they really do make the most amazing stickers!!!

P.S. I hope you won't mind but I felt the need to pixelate the reg's because that's what they do on the telly! :)

Saturday 8 October 2011

The Coloured Bubble Cakery in print!

This month The Coloured Bubble Cakery was featured in The Cheltonian magazine!! 
It was such a compliment to be approached about doing an article... my dad will be so proud!!
So for all of you that can't get your hands on a copy of the magazine, here's the article....

Wednesday 5 October 2011

Daleks for Huxley

I made this cake over a year ago to celebrate Huxleys 6th Birthday. 
As a massive Dr Who fan his mum and I decided to make him a Dalek cake and as I was experiementing with rainbow sponge at the time thought that Huxley and his cake would be the perfect candidate. 

Here's the video of the Daleks being chosen and cut... hold onto your ear drums!!! :)

Rainbow vanilla sponge is available to order as cakey innerds but does cost more than regular spongey innerds.

Monday 3 October 2011

Babies 1st Birthday Cake & Possibly Babies 1st Sugar Rush Too!

This is last weeks cake, created to celebrate the 1st birthday of babies Poppy, Maddy and Eilish!

I love this cake, I was given free reign on the design other than it needed to be bright and colourful so I thought to myself "who doesn't love buttons?!".
Well I love 'em, and I have fond memories of the old and battered tin, the home of the family button collection from my childhood, in fact coming to think of it, it was only a month or so ago that my sister, mum and I were knelt on mums kitchen floor oohing and ahhing over our favourites... of course things are different now, it takes me longer to get back up again as my joints don't take so kindly to the hard floor anymore!  Ah well, 21 at heart if nothing else!
Anyway enough nostalgia, here's the cake, I hope you like the buttoniness as much as I do!! :)