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Friday Fun

Another week has gone and Friday is here! So what’s been happening in the cake case kitchen this week?

Well on Monday we sent out little luau girl cake topper out into the world, much to the joy of its 7 year old birthday girl recipient!

We have also been experimenting with hot cross buns this week, nothing like a chocolate orange twist on a traditional recipe. So the kitchen snack tin is rathe full at the moment of millionaires shortbread and chocolate hot cross buns.

Personally, I am on the count down to my 30th birthday! Eeeeek! Only 18 days left to go. Not totally sure I am looking forward to it in all honesty, but need to make the most of the next couple of weeks.

On the wedding front, I have been collecting large old style jam jars ready for all sorts of baking creativity. As well as looking forward to visiting the pop up wedding village next month at calke abbey – not exhibiting, but visiting as a bride. (That still sounds weird to me, my hair dresser referred to me as a bride the other day and I was like oooh yeah I am!).

So what’s in store for the coming week? Individual Easter cakes for starters and a wedding cake!

Friday Fun….. to pick you up on a Monday!

So for some reason, my friday fun blog post didn’t work on friday…..I blame the thought of the clocks going forward and losing an hours sleep!

So what happened at The Cake Case HQ last week?

We have an order for a lovely luau girl to go on a birthday cake, really looking forward to doing some modelling to finish off someone elses cake, it’s nice to be able to help add those all important finishing touches.

The website is stil being updated – expect to see our logo and wedding cake photos being added this week!  So excited to finally get the websit finished off!

I spend the weekend with friends and family, Saturday was wedding dress shopping, it was great to spend the day with my sister, mum and friend/bridemaid Lucie. Some of the dresses were stunning, some hilarious and others just did not suit me! All in all an awesome day out though, and my 11 week old nephew was fantastic through the whole ordeal.

Sunday kicked off with trialling home made marshmallow recipes, testing for our baked treats counters for weddings (coming soon!) followed by a few family visits to drop off cards then ice hockey with the Nottingham Vipers. A 3-3 draw against Kingston was a decent result, but a win would of been better.

In store this week, is a 6″ surprise birthday cake and cake topper modelling as well as wedding cake designing and baked treats recipe research…..I love it when research is edible!

National Happiness Week

Apparently this week is National Happiness Week

And what better way to spread the happiness than with cake?!?

 JH web agency in Nottingham did just that this week. To celebrate their Magento Dev Plus certificated development team, Jamie from JH commissioned The Cake Case to make a JH and Magento inspired cake.

So where do you start with a cake like that?

Well from a design point of view it is important to work with the client and develop a cake design that best reflects them. In this case we centred on the signature JH and Magento colours (Red and Orange) and worked from there incorporating the JH and Magento logos around the cake.

And of course with the lads that work on the dev team, and the rest of the JH team in the office, we just knew it had to be a chocolate cake! Know your staff!

Needless to say the cake didn’t last long when Jamie unveiled it to the team on Monday lunchtime, and we have heard nothing but good things from the team since.

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More pictures should be uploaded onto our web page this week, so if you are looking for a corporate themed cake, why not get in touch with The Cake Case….

Action packed week…

Its been a busy week at The Cake Case; a birthday cake order to design, a trip to Pairs (research of course!!), a day at Disney and a proposal! Yes a proposal! I have officially joined the “planning a wedding” club. Bring on the cake!!

I am currently designing an Arsenal themed birthday cake – think lush red and gold, with a shirt wrap and a few little features. I am not a “football person” so this a quite an exciting and different cake for me to be designing. I love being able to design a range of cakes and ideas for people!

My 2 day trip to Paris was fabulous and lets face it, it is the home of patisserie. One of my personaly favourites is La patisserie des Reves; the whole presentation of the dishes is stunning, under giant bell jar style glass, it is a visual delight (Philippe Conticini has now opened a patisserie in London as well, under the same name).

But there are also many patisseries on little streets that you could easily walk past, we stumbled across one of these fabulous places on our travels around Paris and I had the most delicious Opera cake (who doesnt love coffee and chocolate!? It’s a match made in heaven!).

From walking around the city I also have some brilliant ideas for Paris themed cakes, mixing the beautiful architecture with the famous tourist attractions, I cant wait to get started!

In light of my romantic proposal (yes he did it at the top of the Effiel Tower – yes I was petrified, do you know how high it is?!?) I have been adding cakes like crazy to my pinterest board of cakes, so why not head on over and take a look for some inspiration?!

http://www.pinterest.com/debig43/cakes/