Christening cakes are now so ornate and creative. We are really spoilt for choice. Nothing is basic and plain as we are becoming harder to please. We are exposed to images all day everyday and as a result we want for more. And what a better example of this- food and cakes. I eat with my eyes, I always have. But my biggest necessity is that it must taste as good as it looks. Otherwise the visual will be lost and the only memory is how awful that mouthful was. Sooooooo because of my high standards, my cakes have to be fabulous so the visual can match the rest of your senses.
Cakes are a great way to get a party going. You can have so much fun with flavours, colours, shapes and they can suit any occasion.
Christening cakes need to have the 'Awwwww' factor. So something cute and delicious will usually pull in the sound effects. I always find that people are reluctant to cut their cakes and the cameras are at the ready. That is possibly the best reaction I can aim for everytime I make a cake. If my customers are happy then I am over the moon. My hard work and their hard earned money need to be worthwhile investments.
I sometimes get texts off my happy customers, to thank me and tell me how much they loved their cake. That costs very little to do and I can promiose you it means the world to me. I love people who love cake and I love even more people who love my cakes:-)
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Who said wedding cakes have to keep with tradition? Hmmmmm I try to break that with each cake I make. Every couple want to tweek and improve on an idea they have seen before or create something that is a mix of many different ideas. For chocolate lovers especially it is nearly disgraceful to cover a cake in traditional white/ivory icing. Why on earth would you cover a melt-in-the-mouth chocolate wedding cake and disguise its rich and heavenly chocolatey goodness!
I feel very lucky as I get invited to attend wedding fairs every year. I produce some cakes and try to sell myself to the soon to-be brides and grooms. So this year I decided to make cakes that I liked. I wanted to indulge myself and show how different a wedding cake can be. I think I proved that. A wedding cake for some is tradition, a must-have and for others it is an expression of their creative side. I love when wedding cakes are fun, different and well thought out. It costs alot of money as wedding cakes are alot of hard work. So much time and effort goes into each cake. But the main aim is to produce what the couple want and wow their taste buds with fabulous high-quality cake.
Round and round .
This cake was alot of fun to do. To be honest every cake I get to do I enjoy making. The reason being no 2 cakes are the same. Variety is the spice of life. This cake was for a lovely gentleman. His daughter wanted to mark his retirement with a cake that was a symbol of what he was leaving behind. The cake was so good they donated it to The Irish Wheelchair Association so they could enjoy it on his behalf.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
The Cupcake Tea Party Wedding Cake.
This cake was a pleasure. I met Daniel and Eadaoin one day in my coffee shop. They had lots of ideas regarding their wedding cake. I love when people know what they want, it means they have given time to their decision, and this means I don't have to read their minds. Eadaoin is a keen blogger with a fantastic eye for all things fabulous, cupcakes, china teacups and fab cake stands and so much more. So when she pitched her idea to me I was delighted to be able to make it. Eadaoin provided the tea cups and half of the cake stands and The Two Dames provided the remainder. So togeather we created this fantastic Cupcake Tea Party Wedding Cake.
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Tuesday, March 30, 2010
30 is the new 20 and 40 is the new 30..........
Cupcakes can be made to suit every occasion. The fresh flowers bring this cupcake creation alive. It was created for two fantastic ladies who were holding a joint 30th birthday bash. One of the ladies was in complete denial so we put '21' on her cake!!! They chose the colours to match their outfits which I loved, it helped to seperate each girl while also creating a fantastic masterpeice. Once the cutomer is happy I know I have fulfilled their specifications, win win situation. We eat with our eyes as well as our tummies so food should always look as good as it tastes, this certainly did.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
The Two Dames Chocolate Biscuit Cake has been a family recipe for as long as I can remember. It is one of our bese-sellers in our coffee shop. The decoration on this cake was designed especially for Aisling. She rang me one day with an idea of a cake, chocolate biscuit cake with a sweet twist, and this is what we created. It is lovely when any of my customers come to me with an idea because I tend to run away with it and go wild. Every cake i make is always different, It is wonderful to have such imaginative customers and customers who are brave enough to give me complete control. I love to get carried away. I have told Aisling that I was naming this particular cake after her, it is unique to her now. It also tastes as good as it looks.