Earlier this week my youngest asked for a “castle and a dragon” birthday cake. So the night before his birthday, I got to work… Making things out of icing is great fun, we should all give it a go. Please check out my what makes us creative post for a little inspiration. Is creativity transferable, I think so…
A child’s birthday is very important, and at the heart of every birthday is a birthday cake! Why settle for ordinary when you can (with time, dedication and practice) have a bespoke birthday cake that WOWs! Ok, this may require a certain level of skill and creativity. However, if you can find that all important flow state and enjoy the process, then great things will happen! Even if your cake attempt doesn’t look great, thats cool. Children will love it anyway! You could always find a cake maker near you to help bring your ideas to life. The important thing is to have fun and give it a go…
So… back to this “castle and a dragon” birthday cake. Growing up my folks had a small cake making business in Wales. This meant I got to watch and observe how cakes got made, they made cakes 24/7. I have seen countless shapes cut out of sponge so decided to do the same, cutting out some stairs. As my castle is an old ruin, the stairs did not need to be perfect. From here I mixed some black and white icing together (not too much), giving a marble / stone effect.
If you like my dragon cake then please check out a few other birthday cakes I have designed below. I do enjoy creating novelty cakes related to their hobbies, favourite TV shows, games, pretty much anything…
As well as showcasing a few birthday cake designs and my creativity, I wanted to use this post as a content marketing experiment. I do enjoy making birthday cakes, but my real passion is fine art, creative writing and design. So… if someones birthday is coming up, please check out my books.
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So… I decided to frame a few more pen sketches. Above you will see Southsea Castle and South Parade Pier, two places I love to visit in Southsea. Since my divorce and moving back into Southsea, I have slowly been framing and hanging more artwork. If you like these Southsea pen sketches and would like…Read More
Looking for a bespoke piece of artwork for someone special? Maybe you’d like an illustration of their favourite pet or a drawing of their favourite place? Whatever your artist requirements are, I’d be delighted to help. Creating meaningful art is an awesome process. To produce an original piece of artwork, a “one of a kind”,…Read More
Over the years I have designed lots of logos, and helped many businesses with their brand identity. My core business is called Tidy Design and we have been creating bespoke websites, logos and company branding since 2007! Above is a recent logo design (December 2021), it was one of a few designs I created for…Read More
In May 2021 I moved back to Southsea, an area of Portsmouth I left several years ago. I lived in Southsea for a number of years prior, but moved to Drayton in 2014. Having kids definitely changes things, schools and a garden become a consideration. Anyway, a lot has happened since leaving and returning to…Read More
Looking to hire a creative marketing company? Need some creative input? My core business is called Tidy Design (Est 2007) and we are based in Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire. I'd be delighted to help out with any artwork, graphic design, content creation, SEO or web design projects...Email Mike
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