Wednesday, 27 March 2013

An edible hotel

Earlier this month an extraordinary thing happened in the heart of Soho...

A Georgian townhouse on Dean Street was converted into an edible hotel, for the Tate and Lyle 'Tasting House' event.

An edible bath of popcorn and rug made of meringues by the Meringue Girls (picture taken from The Mirror)

We supplied this bouquet of sugar flowers for the event.


Our bouquet

Our bouquet up close

Which were then transformed into a very regal display with this edible vase made of cake by Kate Shirazi of Cakeadoodledo.

Flowers by Rosalind Miller and beautiful edible vase by Cakeadoodledo (image take from The Mirror)

Ahh if only all hotels were like this... 






Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Get up close and personal with a creation by Rosalind Miller Cakes at the By Appointment Only Design Central London showroom

Just a quick post to let you all know that you can now find our cakes on display at the home of the lovely By Appointment Only Design, in their shop on Chiltern Street (near Baker Street).

Visti their website here: http://www.byappointmentonlydesign.com/

Our 'Gold Stripes and Roses' cake in the window last month

'Gold Stripes and Roses' cake

If you're ever in Central London make sure to pop down to the BAOD shop. Their displays and floral arrangements are utterly stunning and unique. Very inspiring for any bride to be...

By Appointment Only Design flower arrangement, image courtesy of Catherine Mead
Another stunning creating from BAOD

And another!
For even more inspiration and sumptuous flower arrangements take a look at their showreel...



Tuesday, 26 February 2013

A Floral Challenge

Despite the continual rain and grey skies, Spring is only around the corner. A recent Style Me Pretty piece, in which they selected their favourite floral wedding cakes, including our 'Open Roses' and 'Ruffles and Pearls' cakes, has got our brains ticking over with some new floral ideas for Spring.



 'Ruffles and Pearls' (left) and 'Open Roses' (right)

At Rosalind Miller Cakes, we have been taking inspiration from the metallic trend on the runways this season, and experimenting with the Phalaenopsis Orchid.

We came up with this:


'Silver Orchid'

With floral cake design having been such an enduring trend, it is harder and harder to push the boundaries in this field of sugar-craft; although a stroll around Kew Gardens is always a good place to start when searching for floral inspiration.

And whilst floral decoration is a cornerstone of traditional wedding cake design, there are still so many variations of floral design that are yet to be explored. With all the new innovative techniques and tools helping sugar-crafters create ever-more realistic flowers, there are plenty of possibilities to be explored.

One of our favourite tools for creating beautiful sugar flowers is the Jem Veiner

This nifty tool has helped us to create these Anemones on our 'Orchids and Anemones' cake. We use it to vein and add textures to the flower petals.


'Orchids and Anemones'

Well, we like a challenge at Rosalind Miller Cakes, so in 2013 we will be tasking ourselves to come up with some cutting-edge, never seen before, floral wedding cake designs.

Some Spring flowers that we are taking inspiration from currently are the Mimosa, the white Muscari, the Allium, the Bloodroot and the Flannel Flower.

So watch this space for some new Spring floral creations from the Rosalind Miller Cakes studio...

On a side note, we had to share a link to one of our favourite companies pushing the boundaries of floral art: Hafod Grange make stunning paperweights with real flowers encased inside a resin globe.


This enchanting Dandelion paperweight is currently holding down the stack of papers on our desk.

Friday, 11 January 2013

The Wedding Industry Awards 2013

At a glittering awards ceremony held at The  Bloomsbury Ballroom  on Wednesday the winners of The Wedding Industry Awards 2013 were announced.  We were absolutely thrilled to win the national award for "The Best Wedding Cake Designer 2013" for the second year running!



Here I am collecting the award.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Sunday, 25 November 2012

"The Peasants Revenge"


I am a member of The Experimental Food Society and recently exhibited a cake/sugar sculpture for the society's annual talk at The V&A museum. It was part of an edible installation called "The Peasants Revenge".

"Marie Antoinette, the profligate queen of France during the 18th century French
revolution, upon learning that the peasants had no bread to eat, was famously attributed with the phrase “let them eat cake”.
Some historians claim it was her frivolous and lavish lifestyle in the face of the peasants’ hardship that triggered the start of the French Revolution, and ultimately led to her beheading at the guillotine.
The installation is a light-hearted take on these themes of the French Revolution. Marie Antoinette takes centre stage, and the display provides the audience with an opportunity to take ‘revenge’ for the peasants by eating a mini cake in the form of Marie Antoinette’s head."



She drew crowds of people as we wheeled her through the museum.

These are the cupcakes the audience ate.



Sunday, 18 November 2012

This cake had flowers to match the brides bouquet. Delivered to the fabulous Dorchester Hotel yesterday.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Simple and pretty

 

This is a simple but pretty cake which was destined for the top tier of a tower of cupcakes.

Also a reminder that we have been shortlisted in the Hitched Breakthrough Awards, and would be really grateful for your vote. You can vote here http://www.hitched.co.uk/hba/voting.aspx.

As a small business, it's difficult to set aside a budget for advertising and these awards are really important to help get the word out about our company. As well, of course, as being a huge confidence booster!

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

A Most Curious Wedding Fair

We're delighted to be taking part in "A Most Curious Wedding Fair" this Saturday 6 October. It promises to be a pleasant change from most wedding fairs, and I'm really looking forward to seeing the other exhibitors.

 "A Most Curious is the exhibition company for cool hunting, style savvy individuals, couples and families. With our finger firmly and obsessively on the pulse, we put together events that showcase the most fashion forward, trend-aware and design-led products alongside the premise of a fun day out with unique entertainment, refreshments and activities.

 A Most Curious Wedding Fairs operate under the simple premise of ‘cool stuff’ for your wedding. As long as it’s expressive, fun, stylish, pleasing to the eye and has talented, creative and friendly people behind it then we want to showcase it our wedding fair and unite you with couples of the same nature! Our London Fair is situated a hop skip and a skinny jean away from the capital’s coolest districts, Shoreditch, Hoxton, Dalston, Stoke Newington, Brick Lane (we could go on!) at Bethnal Green’s York Hall and attracted 1200 people to the Spring edition."




Friday, 28 September 2012

Vote for me in the hitched.co.uk Breakthrough Awards
 We have been shortlisted in the Hitched Breakthrough Awards, and would be really grateful for your vote. You can vote here http://www.hitched.co.uk/hba/voting.aspx. Many thanks in advance. x