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The Icing on the Cake

Sunday 16th of May 2010

It was my dear friend Karen who persuaded me to give up my city job as an insurance broker and start my own cake business.  Karen and I worked together as brokers and it is almost 4 years ago that I persuaded her to attend a course of evening classes with me to learn the art of sugar craft.  Karen if you are reading this, I hope you won’t mind me saying (because it really is true!) that you didn’t have a natural flare and thus decided to stick to insurance broking (which you are very good at!)…..

The rest as they say is history and three years on from leaving the city, I was absolutely chuffed to be asked to make Karen and Paul’s wedding cake!

When Karen and I met up to discuss the design of her cake (which I have to admit wasn’t the usual design consultation, but over a very nice bottle of red at the Chophouse in Butlers Wharf) I wasn’t surprised to learn that she wanted me to create something completely ‘vintage and very traditional….’  Karen showed me a picture of a true Victorian masterpiece – on which the design of her cake was based.

I so wish I had taken more pictures of the work in progress to post on the blog, but to be honest, I was so busy planning, baking, covering, piping… that there just wasn’t the time….Anyway, I have posted a few images, showing the first tier in progress, through to the bride and groom cutting the cake.

Karen and Paul married on 1st May in a beautiful church in Banstead and then the reception was held at the Burford Bridge Hotel in Dorking.   A fantastic wedding and great venue and Karen (as always) looked stunning…..

Karen and Paul, I sincerely hope you were pleased with your cake.  I was an absolute pleasure to make it..



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