Love is in the Air Cake by Leanne Tang

Tuesday 12th February 2013

At Renshaw, we think there’s no better way than to say it with cake, and this Valentine’s Day we have may have just found the ultimate creation to make one seriously special gesture. Created by the incredibly talented Leanne Tang, one of our Renshaw HQ cake decorating neighbours here in Liverpool, we just adore this heart-warming cake created especially for Renshaw Baking. 

love balloon 3

Hailing from an award-winning cake decorating family, both Leanne and her father, Terry Tang, have won everything from Celebration Cake Maker of the Year at the prestigious Baking Industry Awards to Best in Show and Category at Cake International. No surprise then, that when taking inspiration from the season of love, Leanne challenged herself to make an intricately designed two tier cake. 

love ballon 1

From the show-stopping love heart hot air balloon to the painstakingly made park bench, every last inch of detail has been pored over and expertly executed, most impressively on the boy and girl models whose bright and clear expressions are based on the Leanne and her husband, newly married last year (and rocking an impressive 12-foot wedding cake created by the family, of course).

love balloon couple


With two tiers of red velvet cake base covered entirely in sugar paste (with royal icing for the detail, of course), we couldn’t think of a sweeter treat for February 14th, and with skills ranging from cake covering, modelling and painting, a more exciting labour of love for your amour this Valentine’s Day. Love is in the air, no?

For more sweet creations from Leanne Tang and family, check out Terry Tang Designer Cakes