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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!!

Tuesday 23 October 2012

The Mad Hat Cake

As a lover of bright colours and random hair-wear I wanted to create something fabulous to match my fabulous friend Nay to celebrate her birthday last week.
For her present I knitted a hair fascinator of prawns on lettuce which she loved so I decided to fashion her a fabulous hat out of cake too.

I went into it blind with my only original design factor being brightly coloured pom-poms in the top!

Here's the finished cake...

and here's my lovely Nay modelling it...

and just in case you're wondering, here's a quick snap shot of Nays prawn and lettuce fascinator I made...

Monday 22 October 2012

Snow White

For her 6th birthday my lovely friend Nicki's little daughter Millie-Rose asked very sweetly for a Snow White cake, although to be honest, it was a given that the cake would be a Disney Princess of some description!

I've seen so many doll cakes in shop windows with plastic dolls unceremoniously stuck into a skirt of cake and wanted to have a go... without the plastic doll, and this was the perfect opportunity.

Using the same process as the shop windows I made a skirt shaped cake and then modeled Snow White from the waist up using fondant icing making Millie's cake entirely edible the way cakes should be.

Having an invite to the party I had the pleasure of lending a helping hand towards coping with 40 sugar filled 6 year olds running and screaming and even got thoroughly involved in the Hokey Cokey, I would've felt young again if it hadn't been from the previous late night  spent celebrating another friends birthday and by the end of Sunday I was seriously wondering whether I'd ever have the use of my legs again!!

Here's Millie-Rose's cake...


Jackson Guitar

Here's another example of the customisation of the guitar cake... this time a Jackson!

Shared Birthday Cupcakes

Cupcakes for the Racing & Cricket Enthusiast!

Saturday 13 October 2012

Munster Rugby Shirt

Here's a cake I made for a young mans 18th, clearly a Munster Rugby fan!

During the process of making this cake I learnt the Provinces of Munster... Tipperary, Waterford, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick... pub quiz here I come..!

The Roast Chicken

Being a cake decorator I am privy to some pretty weird cake fantasies and this cake is no exception!

According to the customer:
"The reason for the chicken... hmm, well, my frien­­d Jen is a bit of an oddball and loves chicken so much that every year she asks us for a chicken cake for her birthday - by which I mean a cake made out of chicken. It's been a running joke for years so I thought it might be nice to get everyone to chip in and finally get one for her."

So, as I might've mentioned before, here at The Coloured Bubble Cakery, your cakey wish is my command  and the chicken cake was ordered.

Now, if there's one thing about cake making that I love the most, it has to be making cakes to look like food so I was super excited about this one, and if truth be told, I've been waiting for an excuse to make a chicken cake for a good long while!

I set about baking 4 large vanilla sponges, piled them with jammy filling and carved, as it turns out, this chicken is more the size of the Christmas turkey from the end of 'A Muppets Christmas Carol' but hey ho, the more the merrier surely!?

So the chicken and its legs are carved from cake, the roast potatoes are modelled from fondant covered rice crispy cakes and the wings and veg are fashioned completely from fontant icing.  Yum!

I used Badger the airbrush to 'cook' the chicken, potatoes and pigs in blankets and topped it all with a delicious glaze created using black treacle and granulated sugar!!  It's bizarre what you find to use at the last minute!!

Here's the finished cake...

Roast Chicken Cake

Peas & Carrots & Sweetcorn
Pigs in Blankets
Roast Potatoes

I'm trying to get my hands on some images of it's subsequent cutting... watch this space!! :)

Wednesday 3 October 2012

Halloween is coming around again!

Hosting a Halloween Party or off to a friends to celebrate??
Make sure the nibbles table is complete with a box of hand made Halloween Cupcakes...

Box of 6 - £18 + postage
Box of 12 - £30 + postage

Postage Costs:
Box of 6 - £4 or £7.50 next day (weekdays only)
Box of 12 - £6.50 or £9.50 next day (weekdays only)

Available in Chocolate & Nutella, Vanilla & Jam or Lemon Drizzle!!

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