Sant Jordi’s Cupcakes (St George’s Day)

Hi there,

Today, April 23rd, is St George’s Day, the National day for England. This date is also important in Catalonia (where I’m from). We celebrate la diada de Sant Jordi (which is the catalan name) with very nice traditions: women are given a rose and men, a book, usually as a symbol of love and friendship. Due to this, this day is also called el dia de la rosa (the rose’s day) o el dia del llibre (the book’s day).

According to the legend, St George saved the princess from the dragon, which he slew by means of a sword. From the dragon’s blood, a rose bush grew. St George took a rose and gave it to the princess. So all catalan women are treated like princesses today, as we’re also given a rose :- )

I made this rose bush cupcakes to show one of the beautiful traditions in Catalonia during St George’s Day. They were vanilla flavoured, filled with strawberry jam (like if it was the dragon’s blood!). I pipped quick buttercream decorations (swirl, leaves…) and I topped them with handmade red fondant ribbon roses.

Happy St George’s Day! Feliç Diada de Sant Jordi!

PS: My dream garden plenty of rose bushes in a sunny day!! Deep red roses everywhere!

Cake International 2014, London

Hi there,

Last weekend I went to Cake International 2014 in London. I happily spent the whole day there, enjoying like a kid all the demonstrations, competitions and exhibitions that took place in there.

My favourite demonstrations were the ones carried out by the popular Paul Bradford (who showed us how to decorate a fashion cake handbag in less than 45 minutes)  and by Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes (who taught us how to pipe beautiful buttercream flowers and how to arrange a lovely bouquet). They were extremely professional, nice and welcoming.

I loooooved many of the creations that were shown in there. I’d like to share with you some of those amazing competition cakes. You can choose the category you’re interested in or continue admiring all the pictures.

Novelty / Sculpted Cakes

Wedding / Tiered Cakes

Celebration Cakes

Sugar Flowers

Cupcakes

Decorated Cookies

Novelty / Sculpted Cakes 

OH MY GOSH!! So realistic and sooooo cute!!! It was my favourite cake.


















Wedding / Tiered Cakes

















Celebration Cakes









Sugar Flowers




Cupcakes





Decorated Cookies



Aren’t they gorgeous?? There were more wonderful cakes made by great artists, but I can’t share all the pictures because some of them were out of focus, etc.

Congratulations to all the participants! Stunning job!

As always, looking forward to the next edition of Cake International 2015.

See you soon,

Sara