Sunday, 28 August 2011

Wedding Cakes

July 2011:
Fondant Fancies with crystallised rose petals, traditional fruitcake for the top tier.

May 2011:
Traditional fruitcake, chocolate cake and carrot cake for a Scottish wedding in Crieff. The bride wanted a cake that reflected the different textures and folds in the fabric of her wedding dress so I created sugar folds and pleats to mirror the design. The back and sides of the cake had piped icing and sugar crystals to match the embroidery on her dress.

A 3-tiered vanilla victoria sponge with dark red and fuschia sugar roses to match the bride's bouquet. I made this for one of my fellow chef friends in September 2010.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Video recipe - pear tarte tatin

Its been a long time coming... but now I'm back and ready to write again!
Over the past few months I've turned my life upside down, moved jobs, moved towns, and am now loving life in a new restaurant just outside Cambridge - The Hole in the Wall at Little Wilbraham

I'm heading up pastry, taking care of all desserts, breads, pastries, petit fours...if its got sugar in it you can guarantee I'm involved in there somewhere! I'm going to be updating this blog with some of the most popular dishes I've been serving at the restaurant. They will all be 100% tried, tested and reviewed before they make it here, so I hope you will enjoy them too.

In the meantime if you have any requests for recipes please let me know and I will put them up too!

Before I get to them tho, here is one of the video recipes I did at the Cook School with Angela - the recipe is on the blog, and now you can watch me do it!