Bobbins, Music and Flowers

Daily Top 3 - Jul 16, 2017

Good morning all. Here is the cake with the flowers for a talented lady named Pam, to celebrate her 80th birthday. I was asked to make this selection of flowers plus lace bobbins and a contrast of blue and white to highlight Pam’s love of her wedgewood collection. I was told that this lady also is an accomplished piano player. What a woman! Anyway, they wanted the lot, so that’s what they got. The odd whoopsie here and there on the cake board but it really didn’t matter in the scheme of things!

10" Victoria Sponge cake. The flowers are made with cold porcelain, and the antique bobbins are made with gum paste. I used a wire through the beads and a cocktail stick through the stem to ensure stability as I was told she would want to keep them as a momento. The flowers are, Opium Poppy, Campanula, Sweet Peas, Peony, Daisy and ‘Aunty Mary’s Rose’ which is a heritage rose all the family members have in their gardens grown from cuttings.

This cake brought me so much joy and I was honoured to be asked to make a cake for such an amazing and accomplished lady.

Thank you for looking.

Love to all


Supplies: home made cold porcelain victoria sponge gumpaste

Tools: flower making tools

Tags: campanula flowers daisy heritage rose opium poppy poppy sweet peas peony 80th birthday cold porcelain flowers cold porcelain piano lace bobbins bobbin lace cottage garden cake wedgewood blue birthday cake wedgewood antique

'It Always Seems Impossible Until It is Done' Nelson Mandela


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My Sweet World - Elena ...

Awesome cake Fiona!♥

Gardenia (Galecuquis) ...

Stunning!! Great job!

Julie, I Baked Some Cakes ...

A thing of beauty, a feast for the eyes. So much to see and totally stunning. I would have panicked given the remit but you have vision and have brought it all together so naturally. Glorious ❣️

Monikine torty ( Cakes by Monika) ...

Stunning !!!

Sweet Dreams by Heba ...

This is gorgeous. WOW.

claudiamarcel ...

Fabulous cake! Very pretty! ! !

Sassy Cakes and Cupcakes (Anna) ...

So unique and stunningly presented! Absolute wow!!

Evelindecora ...

So beautiful! 💖🌸💖

Tortolandia ...

So fabulous cake! Look so beautiful!

Toni (White Crafty Cakes) ...

It is beautiful! I love the gorgeous lace and flowers! I love how the cake board has the piano keys

Sandra Smiley ...

This is beautiful, Fifi! So clever how you added the piano keys to the cake board!

Ivon ...

So beautiful! And your flowers are really gorgeous! ❤️👏🏻

The Moonlight Hare ...

I love the colour pallet Fifi xx
My Mum used to make lace and I remember she had bobbins just like those xx

Fifi's Cakes ...

Thank you all so very much!! I am so happy that you like this one! 😀😀

Karen that is fab about your mum, you have a link to the subject! Lace making must be so therapeutic.


Lallacakes ...


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