Thanks to very generous colleagues, 9 of my Gingerbread houses and 50 or so cookies raised an amazing £2855 last Thursday when auctioned at work, with all proceeds given to a new initiative organising a special Christmas Day event for one hundred elderly people who would otherwise be alone. Bids went as high as £1000 for the Frozen large Amboise style house below.
Sunday, 11 December 2016
Friday, 9 December 2016
Here are some pictures of my gingerbread collection this year. I designed various sizes and styles including "Amboise" based on a beautiful house I saw in the Loire Valley last month. I loved the perfect proportions of this house with its high pitched roof. At least 8 of these houses and many cookies will be sold and auctioned next week with all proceeds to a benevolent cause set up by a colleague who is organising an event to provide a special Christmas Day to a hundred elderly and isolate people who would have otherwise spent it alone. It's a wonderful cause and I hope to raise... a lot!
Saturday, 26 November 2016
Monday, 14 November 2016
Redbourn is off the A5, near the towns of Hemel Hempstead, Harpenden, and
St Albans. Find more details here http://redbournchristmasmarket.com/
Sunday, 11 September 2016
Sunday, 10 July 2016
This recent wedding cake is decorated in Lambeth style Royal Icing. The art dates back to the Victorian times when intricate and layered designs were hand-piped on wedding cakes using a heavy meringue piped through various nozzle styles. In the 1910s-30s, Joseph Lambeth published a rare but still available compendium of this method which sealed the method as his own, although it had existed since the 1880s.
Thursday, 5 May 2016
at May 05, 2016
Sunday, 20 March 2016
Sunday, 21 February 2016
Here are some baby shower cookies and wedding favour cookies I'm currently working on. The cookie base is vanilla biscuit and all cookies are flooded with Royal Icing and the decorations handpiped, a painstakingly long process for this beautiful porcelain finish.
A first try at making Pierre Hermé's really delicious chocolate praline slices. Unfortunately I lost patience at the crucial point of ...
Since the shops are full of them already, it's time to show these fun Colin Firth Christmas jumper cupcakes I made recently. Max...