Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Delightful Daisies

Just completed this wonderful cake, I just love the look of it. It is truly a rewarding feeling to finish a cake and reflect on it.

Eyelet Cake

This lovely cake was taking inspiration from Eyelet fabrics, i just love their delicate style and wanted to incorporate them in my cake. I also love fresh flowers and i have used a combination of white Avalanche Roses with white Carnations.

Sugar Roses

I am currently working on a very romantic wedding cake for a lovely couple this summer and the theme is to have big sugar roses and delicate sugar petals falling randomly on the white 3 tiered cake.
Currently i am working on making the sugar roses. I hope you like them.

Fortnum & Masons

My Husband and i were soaking up the sun in Piccadilly and we happened to pass Fortnum & Mason and I was in heaven !! 

Outside shot just before entering, window displays were amazing

"To enter Fortnum's from Piccadilly is to be transported into a soft-carpeted, sugar-coated fantasy, where nothing bad can happen – with the possible exception of an insulin-induced coma."

My wonderful husband trying to decide what to buy

I was mesmerised entering for the first time and i couldn't close my mouth,  (must have looked like a lunatic!). 
I came out feeling inspired i now have so many ideas and concepts, i cannot wait to start baking!!

Top floor, crockery 

Top floor, Hampers and gifts 

The shop extends over 3 floors (I think) the basement sells cheese and meat etc.. the middle floor sells cakes, curds and all the yummy stuff and the top floor has branded F&M hampers and gifts, crockery sets and baking equipments. 
I must say the middle floor is the best, everything is beautiful, from the chandeliers to the packaging of their Earl Grey tea, endless vibrant colours so visually pleasing to the eye.

Middle floor, Simply delicious goodies 

Middle floor, Simply delicious goodies 

Curds and jelly so many flavours it's hard to choose

I bought Guava and Rose Petal jelly and they are delicious, it would be a crime not to introduce these flavours to my cakes, infact i am seriously considering getting my supplies from F&M because it is not just about making pretty cakes, it is absolutely imperative that they taste good too.