I don't often – actually EVER – make pretty sugarcraft cakes. I fully admit this is because I haven't the patience or considerable skills required to create something like that. My children however love character cakes and they often request them on their birthdays – I have given in only once! So when I received an email offering me a cake to review I very nearly said no (the last thing we need more of in my house is cake!) but my daughter made puppy dog eyes at me until I relented.
I am so glad I did. An absolutely adorable cake arrived at my door from Cakes by Robin – a company that specialises in creating bespoke cakes, cupcakes and cookies for all kinds of events and occasions. I had no expectations prior to receiving the cake so opening the box was a lovely surprise – and was followed by lots of squealing from my excitable 8 year old. The cake was so pretty it felt like sacrilege to slice into it – so we simply admired it for some time! The detailing and decoration were so lovely and the finish was perfect (this is why these cakes have me running for the hills).
But while the cake made a wonderful table centrepiece, I had to intervene in the end. My daughter was all for naming the bunny and keeping it as a pet you see. Then we finally sliced into the cake to reveal a beautiful chocolate interior – not sure why I thought it was going to be aVictoria Sponge! It is not very often that sugarcraft cakes taste as good as they look but this one was delicious, fresh and chocolatey with a lovely sponge. I donated the cake to my son's nursery and I can say that it made a small band of kidlets (and the nursery staff) very, VERY, happy.
Cakes By Robin start at £30 for a birthday cake, while bespoke wedding cakes start from £350. You can browse the gallery of cakes for inspiration. Gluten-free cakes are also available.
Disclosure: I received this Easter cake free of charge for the purposes of this review; all opinions are my own.