Harley Davidson/JCB Cake – Cake of the Week

Another crazily busy week but am so much chirpier than last week’s Cake of the Week post. A lot of smaller cakes this week (including some Jubilee cupcakes that I forgot to take pictures of! Gasp!)

It seemed that each of the cakes from this week, had a story behind them. Sometimes this makes it easier, but sometimes it takes a bit of thought to work out where each element will go.

For the Harley Davidson cake, I knew that the colour scheme had to be black, silver and white and that the Harley had to go most prominent. Kevin is building his own bike, therefore all the extra parts hanging around. Kevin also spent most of his childhood digging holes and I think he now works for JCB so that had to go somewhere. I’ve never made a teeny JCB before and absolutely loved the finished product – the picture doesn’t really show how cute it was. The ‘soil’ was made with soft, dark brown sugar. As a massive Widnes Rugby League fan, there were rugby balls dotted around the outside of the cake too – a bit of everything!

Another cake from the Costello kitchen this week, was a 50th wedding anniversary cake. Now here was a brief … a fun couple so not a traditional cake. To incorporate the tartan of the band that Homer plays with, to include some bagipes (I have since become obsessed with mini sugar bagpipes) and to show Glenys’ love of shopping – therefore the Selfridges bag, shoe box and a bag of pearls. Homer also collects war memorabilia so I made a teeny rifle.

Lovely to see so many entries for Cake of the Week, last week and even nicer to see everyone visiting each other and commenting on the cakes.

I know Kim through the WI but until now did not know what a superstar she is with icing – I couldn’t comment on her actual facebook page but keep going back to the picture as I am just amazed. That cake is sooo neat.

I defy you not to fall in love with the cute little sheep on Elaine from LittleSheep Learning’s cake – the cake was to celebrate 7 years of Littesheep Learning being in existence.



Jackie was back with a comical 50th birthday cake as was Angie from Cakesphotoslife with a wonderfully bright flower cake – just perfect for a cheery summers day.



Thank you lovely ladies for taking part – can’t wait to see what you all come up with next week. Maybe we might even get a male participant. Remember, its not a competition – just a chance to show off!



  1. jackie marum says

    hi Helen, and as always another gorgeous cake , I too love having a look at the other cakes n thanks so much for having me :-)
    I love those cakes where you just get to add a little bit of someones personality :-) , well done

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