Springing into Spring

There’s definitely a change in the air; a few warmer afternoons, a few bright sunshine mornings to lift our spirits – as we edge away from the start of the year and the days stretch longer I think we’re all finding joy and smiling at the those tenacious snowdrops pushing through the frost, pockets of yellow sprouting daffodils coming up in clumps, the baby bunnies on the verge at daylight, the call of the vixens at night, the sea of colour in the meadows and our gardens and the triumph of the spring over winter!

Hand-piped buttercream flowers always sing out springtime to me!

I’ve put together a selection of cakes that all call out spring to me, I hope you some of these trigger your ideas and creative juices as you look forward to creating spring time cakes for your families and your clients.

Spring – Bright, light, airy, colourful cakes beautiful flora and fauna!

This cascade of rainbow vines and simple flora are just perfect for shaking off the dead of winter and ushering in the hope of spring days.

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Or how about a this flowing floral spring cascade with natural whites, soft greens, gentle blush and a scattering of gold with spring time bees hidden amidst green foliage, succulents, wisteria, white peonies, pink and white roses, lithianthus and shamrocks. A spring-time idyllic floral dream.

If brights are more you then how about the bold oranges and pinks set against that blue sky of a bright spring day. This was a mix of hand-crafted sugar flowers with hand-painted version to give a truly stunning three dimensional effect. I hand-paint with cocoa butter to give me more striking colours and better paint manipulation time.

Of course nothing says British springtime quite like the comings and goings of busy wildlife. All cake from badger to fox complete with wild sugar roses, blue tit eggs all ready in to hatch in their spring next with hand-painted blue tits foraging amongst the sugar brambles and berries. Just perfect!

If softer muted spring tones are your jam then how about this gorgeous spring floral cake with a mix up of sugar wild meadow flowers and hand-painted British birds. Literally teeming with wildlife gorgeousness.

Of course if you want something simple yet effective, this watercolour wash style looks beautiful for creating a spring pastel design – coupled with either sugar flowers like this one or a posy of real roses. Touches of gold leaf add luxury if you want or without for a more rustic look!

Good luck creating your beautiful spring cakes, it really is the best season – full of new beginnings, brightness and opportunity for the year ahead.

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