If you’ve ever thought that a cake is just a cake then you may be quite surprised to learn that there is a whole industry around the art of baking. It’s found its way onto TV with the popularity of the Great British Bake Off, Cake Boss, Choccywoccydoodah and other similar programmes but there are also magazines, events and exhibitions designed to showcase the creativity, artistry and all round excellence of those who can turn just a cake into a work of art.
Years ago the highlight of a birthday party might be a sponge cake decorated with icing and smarties. Adorned with candles and presented on a plate with a doilie – and usually baked by a family member! A Wedding Cake would probably be rich fruit cake covered with marzipan and royal icing. There would be piped swirls and scrolls, with perhaps small silver horseshoes and other good luck charms as decoration. The tiers would be separated by columns or pillars and the cake would have been baked months in advance and “fed” regularly with sherry or brandy.
Fast forward to the present day and cakes have come a long way. We’ve been making use of sugarpaste for
many years now – over a crumbcoat of buttercream it provides a lovely finish
for models, piping, moulded flowers and other decoration. Some customers eschew fondant preferring a buttercream finish or perhaps a naked (or semi naked) cake dusted with icing sugar and adorned with fresh fruit and flowers.
More recently a new and increasingly popular cake is emerging – the drip cake!
We’ve baked a few at The Kitchen and feel we’ve not only perfected our technique but also come up with some lovely new ideas. Creative and colourful, fun and full of flavour.
If you’re interested in trying one you can do so by completing this enquiry form The price depends on the size of the cake and the amount of detail and decoration but we can guarantee it will be delicious and worth every penny!
Order here to find out more!