Gulnaz Mitchell




English High Tea cake "Lorraine" with gumpaste Cup and Saucer

This is my first cake in 2014!

I started working on it, of course, last year! Lol! This is my second free hand painted cake with a handmade gumpaste cup and saucer. This time I didn’t have a real cup to “copy”, so I just used my imagination to paint the cup and saucer.

One of my friend’s asked me to make a cake for her mother-in-law’s 70th birthday which was on the 1st of January. I couldn’t say no! This was a somewhat inconvenient time of year because I also had my other friend and her son visiting us for a few days. I thought I could manage it while I also entertained my friends, showing them around and spending time with them. After everybody went to sleep at night I worked on the cake for two days until 2.30 AM and slept only 4-5 hours, because my kids are early birds!

I was very happy with the result! But I had a disaster with my “photo shoot”. I had only 10 minutes before the cake had to be picked up, so I had to make quick photos. Then I discovered that my camera battery was flat! Ops!!! So I had a few minutes to charge my camera and take whatever photos I would able to make until my camera completely “died”! I also had my favourite outside spot to take photos, but it was such a sunny day it was hard to take good photos! Anyway, I am very happy with my cake and happy that I could take a few good photos.

I hope you will like them too!

Happy New Year everyone!


-- Gulnaz Mitchell, New Zealand,

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Toni (White Crafty Cakes)

It is absolutely perfect Gulnaz! What a lovely design, and gorgeous teacup and flowers! Love the little hand painted plaques around the cake too! I think your photo is great as well!


Happy new year to you! Gorgeous cake. Love every little detail! :-) xxx

The Beverley Way Collection, Beverley Way Designs USA

So pretty Gulnaz, as are all your cakes! Love this!

CakeHeaven by Marlene

The cake is perfect Gulnaz!!!! I love the design and the cup and saucer are really lovely!!!! The flowers are gorgeous too!! You could have had trouble with your photos but the result is still great as you managed to take some lovely pics!!!!! Best wishes for a wonderful 2014 to you too!!!



Totally Gorgeous !!

Gulnaz Mitchell

Thank you so much, Toni, Kath, Beverley, Marlene and Dina, for you kind words and adding to favourites! I appreciate it very much!xoxo

Allways Julez

so very attractive, Gulnaz!


Perfect cake!

Gulnaz Mitchell

Thank you very much, Julez, Bev and Luna, for your lovely comments! xoxo

Sreeja -The Cake Addict

wow… very pretty


Looks Gorgeous , love it Gulnaz

Fifi's Cakes

this is beautiful and your imaginative freehand painting is wonderful! you do not need to copy! All the features on this are so pretty. The photos have turned out really well despite your flurry. All in all, I would say this is a perfect result xxx

Elli Warren

What an absolutely beautiful cake Gulnaz!! the design, colours, flowers and your teacup are all stunning!! i love everything!!! a very happy new year to you too!!! :-) x
P.s the photos are beautiful also!! :-)

M's Bakery

Verry nice! I love the handpainted roses and the entire cake of course! xxx

The Cake Tin

Gulnaz this is absolutely beautiful, love your painting…..actually I love everything xx

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English High Tea cake "Lorraine" with gumpaste Cup and Saucer