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

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Pinewood Studos

I thought I'd show you this cake which was made for a wedding held at the famous Pinewood Studios, where a lot of the James Bond films were made. I go to a lot of lovely venues to set up my wedding cakes, but It felt very strange wandering around these huge film sets,

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

The Cake and Bake Show

Last weekend I took part in The Cake and Bake Show at Earls Court, a huge baking and cake making exhibition. Great British Bake Off stars, Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry were there, along with cake superstars Peggy Porschen and Mich Turner.

I exhibited a cake in the Wedding Cake Showroom and also demonstrated how to make a large sugar peony. The show was absolutely packed with cake fans, and my demos seemed to go down well. I met a few friends from Flickr, and some lovely cake decorators who were also exhibiting. It's so nice to put faces to friends from your virtual world!
Here's the cake that was on show.


Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Kettners Wedding Showcase

We were delighted to be asked to take part in the inaugural Kettners of Soho wedding showcase. It's a beautiful building with a fabulous reataurant. I had only ever visited the restaurant and was surprised that there was so much space and private dining rooms upstairs. A real gem of a wedding venue right in the heart of London.
"Originally a series of four Georgian town houses, Kettner’s was first opened as a restaurant by Auguste Kettner, (chef to Napoleon III) in 1867. Popular with deliciously colourful characters of the time including Oscar Wilde, Edward VII, Lillie Langtry, Agatha Christie and Bing Crosby, Kettner’s was renowned for hosting incredible parties. "
This is one of the new cakes we showed there.

Great Cake Places

We are named in the lovely book, Great Cake Places  as one of Londons' best wedding cake designers. Max Gower, their wonderful photographer came to see us and sent me these images of us making a Red Velvet cupcake.