Thursday, 22 April 2010

Christchurch Internaional Food and Wine Festival 2010


The Christchurch International Food and Wine Festival 2010
Takes place between the 7th and 16th of May.
You can visit us at our stall in the High Street at the International Food Market on Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th of May.
We will be selling cake and cupcakes, but our talented and experienced staff will be on hand to answer any cake decorating questions you may have, but best of all our famous shop is just a 5 minute walk from the high street - so you can stock up on your cake decorating supplies too!

Sunday, 11 April 2010

New Book - Eddie Spence - The Art of Royal Icing


The Art of Royal Icing
Eddie Spence's long awaited book is now available to buy.
Everything you could ever wish to know about this traditional method of Icing and decorating is here in this book.
A comprehensive, step-by-step guide to decorating cakes with royal icing.
• Tutorials, techniques and cake projects explained by an expert with over 50 years' teaching experience.
• Debut title amalgamating a lifetime's work from a master craftsman.
The Art of Royal Icing is the long-awaited debut title from one of the world's greatest sugarcrafters. With a career in cake decorating spanning over six decades, the exceptional work of Eddie Spence MBE is presented in this unique and comprehensive book, demonstrating how you can use royal icing to decorate everything from an imposing wedding cake to a modest mini cake.
Cake decorators of all abilities can learn and perfect the skills and techniques required for royal icing from one of the world's most well-respected tutors. There are ten step-by-step tutorials which take the reader through everything from simple scrolls and pressure piping to advanced techniques such as extension work and oriental string work. A collection of cake projects gives the reader the opportunity to put their skills into practice.
As a celebration of a lifetime's work from one of the world's best-loved sugarcraft tutors, a biography of Eddie Spence tells the endearing and fascinating story of how a shy bakery apprentice came to become a master of royal icing. Eddie Spence begain his cake decorating career as an apprentice baker for J W Mackie in Edinburgh, Scotland. He studied confectionery and has taught Napier College in Edinburgh, Kedleston College and Wilmorton College in Derby. Eddie worked with Mary Ford for a number of years, and his world renonewd skills led him to work on several Royal Wedding Cakes, including a wedding cake for Prince Charles and Princess Diana and Her Majesty the Queen's golden wedding anniversary cake.
Eddie Spence was awarded an MBE for service to Sugarcraft in 2000.