Monday, 10 October 2016

What better way to start the week that with a lovely card specially made for us by one of our couples. I had great fun creating their Lego themed wedding cake in the summer and just loved receiving this card from them. "Dear Sarah, Thank you for our incredible Lego wedding cake! It was just what we wanted, and tasted amazing! Thank you for all of the time you put into making it for us. Thank you, Rob and Paula X"

The rest of the week has been a lovely busy week of cakes. Taking some more new orders of some super girlie cakes that I can wait to create. A Parisian themed 13th birthday cake, a 1st birthday cake featuring our lovely sugar paste teddies and an extra tall baby shower cake with matching cupcakes, cake pops and crispy pops all in pink!!

We have had some wonderful flavoured cakes go out this week to a local coffee shop such as our chocolate orange, cookies and cream and apple & Cinnamon. The only trouble I had was when making the apple buttercream I could not get that silly apple pen song out of my head! Why is it the silly songs we don’t want to remember stick in our head? I had to put some 90’s cheesy pop songs on so I could sing to them just to make it go away.

I had a lovely consultation on Saturday with Sophie and George. I made a game of thrones cake for George’s brother Charlie’s 21st birthday and a drama themed cake for Sophie last year so it was a great pleasure to be asked to make their wedding cake. They are have a subtle and very romantic Harry Potter themed wedding cake that I am really looking forward to making. The decided on red velvet, salted caramel and Madagascan vanilla flavours.

I finished the week off doing a wedding fayre at That Amazing Place in Old Harlow. ‘Mr Cake’ and I had a great time talking to some really lovely couples. I love hearing all the fantastic themes and ideas everyone is having. I got to talk about skulls, Ninja Turtles, dragons, lace, fairies, flowers and more by the end of the day my mind was filled with ideas an inspiration. We had salted caramel and rhubarb and custard tasters with us which were so popular we had people coming back for seconds and even thirds. They were so popular we ran out 15 minutes before the show ended. We can’t wait to chat more cake with these lovely couples when they come in for their consultations and custom tasters, and also look forward to working with some of the lovely suppliers we met too.

It was safe to say after a very great but very busy week that Sunday evening my feet were up and I took some much needed time to relax ready for the next week’s challenges. 

Sunday, 2 October 2016

What a fantastic week!!! I have had some fabulous orders coming in this week that I am really looking forward to making. Especially the Pretty Little Liars cake I have been commissioned to make as I am a huge fan of the show myself and it will give me an excuse to re watch the series (purely for research purpose only ;-) ) Also really looking forward to a wedding cake we just took order for to be made in February next year to include a top tier pillow cake finished with handmade sugar bride and groom crowns on top.
I had the huge pleasure of connecting family members from across the seas this week with an order from some American parents wanting to send some devilish treats to their daughter Katie who lives over here in the UK. I created some Halloween gluten free cupcakes for Katie and delivered them to her place of work as a surprise, with handwritten note with a message from her parents.

I have had 2 lovely wedding cake consultations at our studio this weekend with our couples trying some of our fabulous flavours such as Sicilian lemon, Rhubarb & Custard and Cherry Bakewell to name just a few. We managed to finalise details and flavour choices whilst having a nice chat and some cake what better way to spend a Saturday morning.

My week was finished off rather nicely with 2 lovely reviews. One on our Facebook page from one of our brides Kirsty. I made her wedding cake for 25th August (2016) at Vaulty Manor – 
For our wedding in August I wanted to be a real life princess for the day. And as all princesses need a castle that’s what I asked for and we were delivered the most beautiful princess castle just what I asked for. We opted for the rhubarb and custard for the princess castle and a vanilla sponge cutting cake in case we needed more and both flavours were hit especially the rhubarb and custard :-) Would recommend a million times over to anyone who asked”
In the post I also received this lovely letter and photo from Ian and Lynn. I made the wedding cake for 3rd September (2016) at Leez Priory -  
“Dear Sarah, Thank you so much for providing the cakes for our wedding, they were excellent. Thanks also for sourcing the stand and adding our bows. Our guest were very complimentary, the ‘Bakewell’ being a particular favourite! Thank you for your suggestions at the initial cake tasting and for listening to our requests. Your professional no fuss approach made it very easy. We are looking forward to another occasion when we need your services! With sincerest thanks and best wishes, Ian and Lynn”