Thursday, 24 October 2013

Jo's Cakes is on Twitter!

Finally, I've signed us up to Twitter. Friends and fellow small business owners rave about it, and I always thought I had enough social media with Facebook, Pinterest, Flickr, Cakes Decor, my blog and my website but I suppose you can never have enough! I'm still getting to grips with twitting, but I'll do my best to keep it up to date! 

Find us at @joscakeshudds - It'll be nice to get some followers, and I'll follow you back :)

Friday, 27 September 2013

Hot Pink and Orange Gerberas Wedding Cake

Here's a four tier wedding cake we created for Becky and Andy's wedding in August. The theme was hot pink and orange, and the cake they chose matched their scheme perfectly. 

Perfect for a hot summer's day :)

Thursday, 26 September 2013

4 Tier Silver and White Wedding Cake

Here's a cake we created for Michele's wedding recently. She asked if we could create a four tier cake using silver ribbon and white faux roses, so this is what we came up with...

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

3 Tier Zebra and Pink 40th Birthday Cake

A super blingy cake! Featuring two tiers of zebra print icing and one of hot pink with a quilted effect. Lots of diamantes and sparkles :)

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Cadburys Purple and Ivory Cupcake Tower

Here's a cupcake tower we created for our friend's wedding. Featuring ivory and Cadburys-style purple buttercream and fully edible glitter, these cupcakes are baked into Cadburys-style purple cases and the tower is topped with a gluten free vanilla cake. 

Massive congratulations to Lydia and Chris! 

Monday, 23 September 2013

3 Tier Orange Gerberas Wedding Cake

A three tier wedding cake featuring ivory drapes and handmade sugar gerberas. Delivered to the Briar Court Hotel, Huddersfield. 

Apologies for the poor photo, this is taken in the kitchen of the hotel!!

Minion Birthday Cake

Here's a funky Minion cake we created for a recent birthday. Everything is edible :)

70th Birthday Cake

Here's a cake for a 70th birthday. Our brief was it must be pink, silver and feature the birthday girl's favourite activities - knitting, kindle and bingo!

We love creating cakes that are personal to you or the recipient and is the reason people choose a bespoke cake from us. 

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Classic Car Birthday Cake

Here's a cake we made for a classic car fan, based on his actual car! It's carved vanilla cake with vanilla filling.

To enquire about this or any of our cakes, please contact us at or visit us on Facebook - and click Like x

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Vintage Birds/Bunting Birthday Cake - My Baby's 1st Birthday Cake!

This is my baby girl's birthday cake. She turned 1 on 12 April - how quickly this last year has gone! I spent my own birthday ganaching her cake with white chocolate ganache flavoured with lemon, and the next day decorating her cake. Surely that's not right?! I spent my birthday last year hoping I wouldn't go into labour! Hehe. 

I went for a vintage/shabby chic look for Holly's cake, as I love it! Not sure about Holly, but she certainly loved her cake. We put her in the high chair and gave her the top tier to "play with" - cue one very sticky, cake-covered baby! I'll have to try and get some photos of her and her cake, but in the mean time here are some of the cake. 

To enquire about this or any of our cakes, please contact us at or visit us on Facebook at and click Like. Thanks for looking! 

Monday, 11 March 2013

Cascading Hearts 3 Tier Wedding Cake (W008)

Here's a gorgeous cake we delivered at the weekend for Julia's wedding at Hey Green Hotel, Huddersfield. Two tiers of chocolate cake and a top tier of fruit iced in white fondant and then trimmed with diamante edging. Finished off with a cascade of hearts down the front of the cake and a heart topper spray provided by the bride herself. 

Congratulations to Julia and her new hubby! xx

Friday, 8 March 2013

Baby Shower Gift Basket Cake

Here's a cake we created for a baby shower. The mum to be doesn't know the sex of her baby, so we incorporated pink and blue items. 

The cake is a double height cake iced in fondant which is made to look like a basket. This meant we had to attach strips of fondant to create the basket weave look and it took ages! The effect is amazing though, so well worth it. The cake is finished off with hand modelled items including a cute teddy bear, bib, booties, rattle etc. 


Thursday, 7 March 2013

Vintage Double Height Cake with Roses and Pearls

Here's a cake which is a little bit different. It's effectively a four tier cake made to look like a three tier cake. The top tier has hand made sugar roses trimmed with pearls and the top and bottom tiers are finished off with a lace and pearl trim. The middle tier has a handmade fondant bow. 

Looks gorgeous on a pedestal cake stand - the perfect centrepiece for a vintage style wedding :)

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Four Tier Pale Blue Wedding Cake with Butterflies and Lace

Here's a cake which is a little bit different. It's a gorgeous pale blue colour with ivory lace and ribbon trim and ivory butterflies trailing down the side.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Love Hearts 2 Tier Wedding Cake

Here's a fun idea for a wedding cake! Two tiers of square sponge cake iced in ivory fondant and trimmed with baby pink ribbon. The bottom tier has Love Heart sweets applied and there's a spray topper made from Love Hearts too. 

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Three Tier Brooch Trimmed Wedding Cake

Here's another of our purse-friendly wedding cakes. Serving 70 2" x 1" portions, this cake is £165! Still home baked to the same high standard as our other cakes and a range of flavours available.

This price includes a choice of either ivory or white fondant/sugarpaste icing, all cake boards and dowels, the brooch and a ribbon trim in a colour of your choice. I can personally deliver and set up the cake for you as well, and this service is free within 10 miles of me in HD4. 

TO ENQUIRE: Contact us at or find us on Facebook and get in touch! xx

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Simple 3 Tier Wedding Cake

My whole philosophy when starting Jo's Cakes was to create stunning wedding cakes that don't cost the earth. I got married in 2009 and know how expensive this one day can be! My wedding cakes are all home baked by me using quality ingredients and then decorated by me, and for a 3 tier cake to serve approx 70 2" x 1" sponge cake portions start from £150. 

This price includes a choice of either ivory or white fondant/sugarpaste icing, all cake boards and dowels and a ribbon trim in a colour of your choice. I can personally deliver and set up the cake for you as well, and this service is free within 10 miles of me in HD4. 

TO ENQUIRE: Contact us at or find us on Facebook and get in touch! xx

Friday, 15 February 2013

Bradford City Football Shirt

This cake is a replica of the back of the giant killing Bradford City FC shirt, created from vanilla cake for a 30th birthday party. 

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Zebra Print 18th Birthday Cake

Here's a fab cake I really enjoyed making! It was a last minute request as my customer had been let down by another cake maker, and I was given free rein with the design. I decided on a funky zebra print pattern with a fab pink bow. 

My customer loved the cake, which was brilliant!

TO ENQUIRE: Contact us at or find us on Facebook and get in touch! xx

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Fireman Sam Birthday Cake

Here's a cake I made for Kian, my close friend's son. He turned 2 recently and is in love with all things Fireman Sam, so obviously he wanted a Fireman Sam themed cake! 

The fire engine is made from delicious vanilla cake and the Fireman character is hand modelled from fondant.

The cake was a huge hit at Kian's birthday party, thankfully! x 

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Snowflakes 4 Tier Winter Wedding Cake

Christmas is a really magical time for a wedding, and I love all things wintery! I always said I wanted a winter wedding - I wanted the fur shrugs, and the lace up boots under my dress, and the icy twig decoration. My hubby however wanted a summer wedding, and I had to compromise on something so it was this, and we ended up getting married in June and having nothing even remotely wintery!
Luckily, I still get to make winter wedding cakes, and this was for Amy and Heike who got married at the lovely Bagden Hall Hotel in Denby Dale, Huddersfield. The theme was snowflakes, and there are a lot on this four tier cake!
Everything else was really simple - no ribbon, no extra decoration, just snowflakes which all had a bit of a sparkle to them.
 Amy posted on my Facebook to say how much they loved their cake, which is a really nice thing to hear! Thank you, and thanks for letting me make your wedding cake. Massive congratulations! xx

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Two Tier Superheros Birthday Cake

I *loved* making this cake! It's based on a cake by Miss Catty ( 

Sonny loves all things Marvel and The Avengers, so we included the characters from this amongst others. The characters are printed onto edible paper and then attached to the cake using lollipop sticks, so they're like superhero lollies :)

Happy Birthday Sonny! x

Friday, 11 January 2013

Claret and Ivory Wedding Night Bed Cake :)

This has to be one of our most popular novelty wedding cakes! I think maybe because we can change the colours and as the couple are hand modelled we can change them and make them look however you like, or maybe it's because this is how most wedding nights actually end up (my own actually ended with us waiting in Manchester Airport, as we flew to Jamaica for honeymoon early the next day)! This version was a gift for the happy couple from one of their guests, which is lovely. 

The headboard and footboard (is that what it's called?) are covered in hand piped detail, and features the couple's name on a sign on the headboard. 

Congratulations to Sandra and Jack on their special day! 

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Star Wars R2D2 Birthday Cake

Here's a fab cake for a Star Wars fan's birthday. Hand modelled figure and hand cut Star Wars logo :)

I had an email from Aaron's mum to say that Aaron and his friend's loved the cake, which is always nice to hear :) 

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Fire Engine Shaped Birthday Cake

Here's a cake we created for a fireman's birthday! 

All carved from chocolate cake and everything on the board is edible. 

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Horse Themed Birthday Cake

Here's a first attempt at carving a horse from cake! This was for Sophie's birthday and she loved the end result! 

The whole thing is edible, including the rosette :)

Monday, 7 January 2013

I heart 1980s!

Being an 80s child myself (albeit early 80s) I am partial to all things 1980s, so when I was asked to create a cupcake tower for a friend's birthday I couldn't wait! 

There were cupcakes with Rubix cubes on, Pacman, some with 40 on in neon colours and the I love 80s ones, which were my personal favourite. 

Happy Birthday Annelie! xx

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Two Tier Navy Blossom Wedding Cake

Here's a simple but stylish wedding cake, being two tier. The cake is trimmed with navy blue ribbon and decorated with navy blue blossoms. 

We delivered this cake to the gorgeous Three Acres restaurant in Shelley - great venue for an intimate wedding celebration. 

Not the best picture I'm afraid, as I took this in my kitchen before I delivered the cake and then forgot to get one at the venue! 

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Twilight Birthday Cake

Mei-Li loves Twilight, so her mum asked if we could make the Twilight books from fruit cake for her birthday. Here's what we did... 

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Butterflies and Hearts 18th Birthday Cake and Cupcakes

Here's a cake and matching cupcakes we created for Lauren's birthday. Butterflies, hearts and lots of pink were the order of the day! 

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Hot Pink and Orange Gerbera Cupcake Tower for a Wedding

Apologies for the long absence - it's been a busy old time with Holly's first Christmas and the run up to that including various illnesses and a lot of sleepless nights! 

Here's a wedding cupcake tower I created earlier in the year. Hot pink and orange were the colours, and the  bride and groom requested simple gerbera flowers on their cupcakes. There were also some mini cupcakes for smaller mouths :)