Thursday 19 April 2018

Big May Wedding

Next month, on the 19th, this Crafty Welsh Grandma has a very special wedding to contend with. My eldest son is getting married to a wonderful woman, and I have been tasked with the responsibility of ... The Wedding Cake!

Over the next few weeks, with the exception of my Grandson's 10th birthday, I have cleared my diary!

Which will mean, I will have little, if anything, that I can publish.
The whole set of wedding projects are a bit of a secret until May 19th.
But I don't want to lose any readers.
So, please ... 

If you already follow my blog you will have a load of notifications on the 19th May, letting you know that my scheduled posts have been published. This should happen at about 14:15 BST.

If you don't already follow CGW's blog, you can do so now to keep up-to-date.

Check down the column on the right to either Subscribe or Follow by eMail.

The posts scheduled, will be published here first during the wedding and not posted anywhere else until after the wedding.

A list of scheduled publications include:
  • Cake topper(s)
  • Table decorations
  • A handcrafted cake stand
  • A handcrafted, hand-fasting ribbon lei
  • The main topper repaint
  • The Cake
    • In tiers and
    • As a whole (but after I arrive home from the wedding)
I am also setting out a separate Wedding and Engagement Cake and Project Index, I will add a link on each project when I'm home from the wedding weekend

Friday 6 April 2018

Chocolate 18th Birthday Delight

Last month, it was my nephew's 18th birthday, this month it's his friend's 18th birthday. Quite independently of each other, both the mums managed to chose remarkably similar cakes for their sons birthdays.

In addition to this cake, this lucky 18-year-old will also be receiving two dozen delicious matching cupcakes!

This 8" chocolate cake, mix here, is sandwiched together with delightful chocolate buttercream, with a surprise of chocolate buttons in the very centre with the buttercream. surrounded with chocolate fingers and topped off, and surrounded by Maltesers.

This young man's mum obtained the topper in a wonderful glitter blue, so I co-ordinated the cake board and ribbon for this cake.

These chocolate cakes, as I have mentioned before, are becoming quite popular, this is the fourth one I have had the pleasure of creating and I love every one. Although, I've only had the pleasure of receiving a slice from 50% of them.

Let's hope the recipient enjoys them all and has a great 18th birthday

Chocolate Cupcakes for an 18-year-old

It's not every day you're 18, and it's certainly not every day you get two dozen scrummy chocolate cupcakes and a cake.

For these 24 delicious little beauties, I doubled up on the batter mix and the buttercream.

The birthday boy's mum secured the rice paper toppers from elsewhere. which came in four different designs. But I had to cut each one out by hand.  Which was a little difficult due to a tendon issue in my thumb. But I managed it ok.

Anyway, I wish I could see this young man's face when he tries these because the smell utterly divine!
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