This week I have been making vintage pretties as samples for some of the courses that I am going to be teaching in the second half of the year at Cakeology Ltd.
Saturday, 18 May 2013
To celebrate the launch of my new book 'Cake Craft Made Easy' this week, I'm excited to be able to run a little giveaway!
There a 3 prizes available to win!
First prize is a copy of 'Cake Craft Made Easy' and an awesome pack of Spring-inspired cake decorating supplies: a Wilton bunny brownie/whoopie pie baking pan, assorted coloured cupcake cases, tubes of pink and green non-pariels, a tube of edible pearls, a lovely shabby chic rose tea towel, a Wilton bows and buttons silicone mould, and 8 Spring cookie cutters!
Second prize is a copy of 'Cake Craft Made Easy', a dual colour piping kit and five 'take a bite' cookie cutters.
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED - CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THE WINNERS!
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Green Scalloped Cookies
Pink Frilly Cookies
Friday, 26 April 2013
Earlier this year I had a second wedding reception in Australia for my family and friends who couldn't join my London wedding last year. I spent months collecting vintage crockery from London car boot sales to send to Australia to recreate a British teaparty for my guests. Here are some photos from the day....
It was such a lovely day.
|Flower arrangements from my neighbour's farm. Teapot biscuit favours made by me. I also made labels for the teapots that said 'Keep Calm and Drink Tea' to add extra Britishness!|
|I used paper doilies as name places and tied labels onto store bought jam with lace ribbon to add a touch of class. Table numbers were designed by In the Treehouse. A lovely assortment of cakes and sandwiches were made by High Society.|
|A candy bar featuring retro sweets, cake pops and meringues was put together by the wonderful Princess Jades Candy Buffet. I made the meringues, and got the lovely Savannah from Savvy Fare to make the pretty 2-tiered white chocolate mud cake, decorated with handmade sugar flowers for the centre of the table - just stunning.|
|All our guests were encouraged to take a little bag to fill with sweets from the candy bar - it was so lovely to see the faces on all of the kids there when they saw the candy bar - they thought they were in heaven!|
Thursday, 25 April 2013
Here are a few things coming out of the kitchen at Icing Bliss to bring the sunshine into the house...
|Cookie stacks decorated with delicate sugar blossoms|
|Sweet little bunny biscuits decorated with royal icing|
|Teapot cookies - they make lovely favours for a kitchen tea|
|Shabby chic grey and cream cupcakes - gorgeous for an elegant wedding|
|Frilly flower 6" cutting cake made as part of a display for a wedding|
Monday, 15 April 2013
Cake International was held from 12-14th April at the ExCel centre in London. Thousands of aspiring and professional cake decorators flooded through the doors to see live demonstrations from baking experts and buy the latest equipment in cake decorating from over 100 exhibitor stands. There were also over 500 entries in the competition classes - almost double the number from the previous year. The buzz at the show was infectious and I was really excited to gaze at all the amazing talent in the cake decorating world. Here are a few pictures from the show....
There were so many amazing cakes and you can see many more of them in this great video montage. Congratulations to everyone who won an award at the show!