Designer Birthday Cakes…..

It was recently my mother’s eurhumth birthday! I took a photo of her 3 favourite grandsons in a boy pile which I had printed as an aluminium print for her to hang on her wall. To go with this I figured she needed a designer birthday cake.

whateverwellstreetstudioA long time ago (at least it feels like it now!) mum had written on a post it note and stuck it on the wall “whatever storm is passing what will survive is love” – it appeared on her wall shortly after my father died. So it has quite a lot of resonance. I made this into a design – see above. I decided to take this design to Naomi Morgan Cakes (Naomi lives up the road from me in Well Street – we are a very creative bunch here in Well Street) to see if she could ice this design onto a cake for me as the three figures were my mum, my brother and I.

naomimorgancakesThe ensuing cake was fabulous. Naomi is as passionate about cake making as I am about design – very rare to find another truly obsessive person but hoorah! I loved how she took my design and managed to interpret it without losing sight of what it was. The cake tasted mega scrum too – even my mother who made cakes and was a caterer for many years gave her eleven out of ten. High praise indeed!

wellstreetstudiocakeWhat would you have iced on your birthday cake? What would your fave filling combo be?

I guess I must be a traditionalist at heart – it has to be vanilla sponge, buttercream and raspberry jam – I think I would have a  skull and crossbones design – with a grin! Maybe I could get Mr Depp to come in his Jack Sparrow outfit (swoon!)

naomimaorgancakeNaomi can be followed on Facebook at Naomi Morgan Cakes. Don’t go if you’re hungry!

Sarah Hatherill

Well Street is run by me - designer Sarah Hatherill. I have worked for many years as a freelance designer as well as being employed as a creative director and marketing manager but am now self-employed and trading as Well Street Studio. I work alongside marketing teams, social media experts, manufacturers & printers to provide content and creativity to local businesses.

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